April 30, 2011
Distributor’s Trademark Registration Overturned
Managing Intellectual Property

On January 16, 2009, the Appeals Court of the Supreme People’s Court in Ho Chi Minh City overturned a ruling of a lower court in a trademark cancellation case that has drawn the attention of many IP practitioners and scholars in Vietnam. In the case, a distributor’s trademark registration was cancelled on the basis that the distributor did not have a right to register the manufacturer’s trademark in its own name, even if the manufacturer has granted permission to do so. 

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