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Non-Traditional Trademark Protection – Vietnamese Businesses Need to Know

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The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has divided non-traditional trademarks into two types: (1) visible marks, and (2) non-visible marks Examples of visible marks are color marks, three-dimensional marks, slogans or titles of a film or book, motion or multimedia marks, position marks,…

Facebook Rename – Gain and Loss? REBRANDING – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PERSPECTIVE

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At the end of 2021, CEO Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook announced that the company would have a new name, called Meta (full name is Meta Platforms, Inc.). Meta could be seen as a company "digital universe" (metaverse). Besides the benefits and opportunities that Mark Zuckerberg holds, and the goal is to…

Are Origami folding patterns protected by copyright?

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Today, the art of paper folding Origami has been recognized as an orthodox art form, spread and loved in the world through various media, especially the Internet. There are thousands of Origami associations in different countries that connect lovers of this art form, working creatively on the basis…

Can A hashtag be a Trademark in Vietnam?

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In recent years, along with the development of social media, the #hashtag is considered an effective marketing tool helping businesses connect to customers as much as possible. Each enterprise tries to create a unique #hashtag to show their marketing strategies. Accordingly, the question is whether…

[PROUDLY MADE IN VIETNAM] VIETNAM PATENTS SUCCESSFULLY PROTECTION DEVICE AGAINST COVID-19 UP TO 99%

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Respiratory protective equipment and portable isolation equipment Recently, a team of engineers from the Institute of Medical Equipment and Construction (Ministry of Health) has successfully researched respiratory protective equipment and portable isolation equipment. These two types of devices have…

US Court: Influencers may be held responsible for trademark infringement

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Can an influencer be held liable for trademark infringement if she is paid to promote a brand that is allegedly infringing on the trademark rights of others? Yes, a federal district court has just issued a decision. As a result, trademark litigation against influencers may become much more common, reshaping…

International supports Vietnam in prosecuting film copyright violators

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The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE, the world's largest organization operating in the field of digital copyright market protection) posted a congratulatory message to the Vietnamese law enforcement agency, after the head of the pirated movie website Phimmoi.net was prosecuted on August…

Olympic Games and intellectual properties

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Olympic intellectual property assets not only help affirm the value of hosting the Olympic Games but also serve as “image ambassadors” of the Global Games. People all over the world associate them with the fundamental values ​​of sport and the Olympic Movement. With its worldwide coverage of member…

Olympics and challenges in IPR protection activities

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Heading: The Olympic Games are not only a sports festival that brings together the world's top athletes but also a "congress" about protecting intellectual property rights, especially trademarks. Despite extremely strict protection, the Olympic Games and the host country face violations of intellectual…

Design plagiarism problem when SHEIN holds a fashion design competition

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Chinese fast fashion giant Shein is making headlines with its own design competition SHEIN X 100K Challenge for emerging designers. However, this company is facing a lot of criticism because of its past of design plagiarism. The online community is concerned that young designers participating in the…

COCO vs. INCOCO: Chanel wins in the likelihood of confusion

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On 23 October 2014, Chanel, a French luxury fashion house that was founded by Mrs. Coco Chanel in 1910, filed an opposition against a trademark registration (No.1189828) “INCOCO” of Innovative Cosmetic Concepts LLC (USA) based on the earlier protected trademark No.1438544 and 1571046, “COCO”. However,…

Adidas and Reebok sue websites that sell their counterfeit goods

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Recently, Adidas and its subsidiary, Reebok, filed a lawsuit against a series of websites that are selling counterfeit products. In the counterfeiting industry, Adidas has become one of the most counterfeited brands in the world because of its popularity and popularity. Therefore, Adidas' strong strategies…

Vietnam - Sense of Personal Brand Protection of YouTubers through the cases of PewPew and Do Mixi

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On July 1, streamer PewPew suddenly announced on his Fanpage that his trademark "PewPew" had been trademarked by someone else. Before PewPew, there were also many youtubers/celebs who had their brand names registered by other units. To avoid this situation from continuing in the future, youtubers/celebs…

INNOVATORS TO WATCH 2021

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INNOVATORS TO WATCH 2021

Earlier this year, Clarivate announced its list of Innovators for 2021. The list includes 28 Global Innovators that Clarivate predicts will likely appear in the Top 100 Global Innovators 2022. This article provides an overview analysis based on the results obtained from the list of Innovators expected…

FIZZY BEVERAGE SOUND NOT A TRADEMARK

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The General Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg has ruled that the sound of a fizzy drinks cannot be considered as a trademark. This result is meant to affirm the condition that the sound chain recognized as a trademark must be distinctive.