GINTASSET Intellectual Property Law Firm - Trademark in Laos GINTASSET

Trademark in Laos
General Information
Filing Requirements
Duration of Protection and Renewal
Cancellation of Mark For Non-use
Assignment
Licensing

GENERAL INFORMATION

Laos People’s Democratic Republic is a member country of the Paris Convention. Laos applies the International Classification of Goods and Services and adopted the “first to file Esystem of regulating trademarks. An application for registration or renewal of a mark in Laos shall cover only one trademark in one class of goods or services. Time necessary for registration 6 - 7 months.

FILING REQUIREMENTS

Information:

1. Full name, address and nationality of the Applicant.
2. International classification of goods and services (if known).
3. List of goods/services.

Documents:

1. A notarized Power of Attorney (A copy is acceptable at filing but the original is submitted within 2 months from the filing date).
2. 20 specimens of the mark (the size of the specimen should not be smaller than 5x5 cm and no larger than 10x10 cm).
3. A certified copy of the Regulations governing the use of the mark (where the mark is collective mark - required at filing).

DURATION OF PROTECTION AND RENEWAL

Protection comes into effect runs as of the filing date. A registration is valid for ten years from the filing date of the trademark application and can be renewed for subsequent ten-year terms.

Documents Required for renewal:

1. A notarized Power of Attorney (A copy is acceptable at filing but the original is submitted within 2 months from the filing date).
2. The original Certificate of Registration of the Mark and 20 prints of the registered mark.

CANCELLATION OF A MARK FOR NON-USE

A registered mark may be canceled, upon the request of a third party, on the grounds that the mark has not been used by the owner or has not been transferred to others for use within the 5 consecutive year period following from the registration date, without a justifiable reason for such non-use.

ASSIGNMENT

1. A notarized Power of Attorney (A copy is acceptable at filing but the original is submitted within 2 months from the filing date).
2. An original or a certified copy of the Assignment Agreement, including appendix or appendices (if any).
3. The original Certificate of Registration of Trademark.

LICENSING

1. A notarized Power of Attorney.
2. An original or a certified copy of the License Agreement, including appendix or appendices.
3. A certified copy of the Certificate of Trademark Registration.

 (up to top)

 
 
News
 .:: AMENDMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW OF VIETNAM
.:: Unprotected copyright
.:: Intellectual property regime getting better in Vietnam
.:: News on Copyright in Vietnam
.:: Intellectual Property Assessment in Vietnam
.:: Copyright trading floor launched (27 April 2007)
.:: Action Program 168 - IPR Violation Enforcement (April 11, 2007)
.:: Investors Want To See Property Rights Protection
.:: Vietnam, Microsoft sign copyright agreement
.:: Europe helps Vietnam set up intellectual property training center
Contact
Văn Phòng Trung Tâm Hà nội (Hanoi Head Office)
Head Office
343 Doi Can street , Ba Dinh District,Hanoi, Vietnam
Telephone: (+84) 024 3775 5989
Fax: (+84) 024 3775 4852
Email: info@gintasset.com.vn
Website: www.gintasset.com.vn