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Viet Nam to draft new trademark examination guidelines

Officials from IP Vietnam met with IP Key SEA representatives to discuss new national trademark examination guidelines on 21-22 February.

During the meeting, EUIPO External Legal Expert Octavio Espinosa presented the EUIPO Trademark Examination Guidelines as the model for the Viet Nam guidelines. Discussions also focused on the methodology and timeline for drafting the new guidelines, as well as the structure of the guidelines based on the EUIPO model as adapted to the trademark laws and regulations of Viet Nam.

Examination guidelines ensure consistency in the processing of applications, leading to greater certainty for trademark owners.

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