rEGISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT
Minervas has helped clients throughout the world to registered thousands of trademarks, patents, and industrial designs. There are hundreds of thousands of valid trademark registrations in Vietnam. First-come, first-served rules apply except well-known mark. It is therefore important to conduct a search before filing and using a mark. It takes about 1,5 years to register a mark if it is not refused on the absolute grounds as well as relative grounds. It is not rare that a cancelation action against a conflicting mark to open way to registration.
Registration would have little meaning if right holder cannot take action against infringement and counterfeit goods. Minervas help client to deal with tens of infringement cases through administrative and civil measures getting the best possible protection in any circumstances.