The IP Key Southeast Asia (SEA) Project has been providing technical expertise in support to the drafting of the Trademark Examination Guidelines of the Intellectual Property Office of Viet Nam (IP Viet Nam). Trademark experts were dispatched by the IP Key SEA Project to IP Viet Nam in February in preparation for the drafting of the Trademark Guidelines, which will be submitted to the office within the month of June.
IP Viet Nam requested the assistance of the IP Key SEA Project to draft the Trademark Guidelines that are aligned with international standards and best practices of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) to continue to improve the quality and transparency of the trademark examination process of IP Viet Nam.
Officials from the IP Viet Nam and Vietnamese private practitioners will meet with IP Key SEA trademark experts at a week-long session in Ha Noi, Viet Nam on 5-9 August to work on revising the Trademark Guidelines.
The IP Key SEA Projects is funded by the European Commission and administered by the EUIPO.