During the process of economic integration, the competition between types of goods is increasingly popular and fierce. To compete, enterprises have many different ways to attract clients to buy their products (Marketing strategies, media, advertising…). However, one of the important factors helping to distinguish different types of goods and increase the ability to compete for enterprises is the outward appearance of a product or in other words, it is the industrial design.
The protection of industrial designs has important meanings in the process of operation of enterprises. Through the protection of industrial designs, it helps enterprises prevent opponents from copying or making industrial designs similarly, from that, strengthening the competitive position of enterprises having protected industrial designs. Besides, industrial designs are also the property in the business, can enhance the commercial values of enterprises and products made by them.
Besides, one industrial design granted a certificate, it can be used or transferred to get profit. Through granting a certificate, enterprises having protected industrial designs or enterprises buying industrial designs can participate in expected markets. Also, the protection of industrial designs encourages enterprises in fair competition and honesty.
The contents of consulting on the protection of industrial designs of Vietlaw Solutions Firm:
Industrial designs are the outward appearance of a product embodied in three-dimensional configuration, lines, colors, or a combination of such elements. The product having industrial designs means things, tools, equipment, means… in all fields, having certain infrastructure and functions, manufactured and circulated independently. Therefore, one subject can be registered to protect as an industrial design if meeting the following factors:
It is novel: An industrial design shall be deemed to be new if it significantly differs from other industrial designs which have been publicly disclosed by use or through written descriptions or in any other form either inside or outside Vietnam before the filing date or the priority date, as applicable, of the application for registration of the industrial design.
It is creative: An industrial design shall be deemed to be creative if, based on industrial designs already publicly disclosed through use or written descriptions or in any other form either inside or outside Vietnam before the filing date or the priority date, as applicable, of the application for registration of the industrial design, the industrial design cannot be easily created by a person with average knowledge in the art.
It is susceptible of industrial application: An industrial design shall be deemed to be susceptible of industrial application if it can be used as a model for mass manufacture of products with the outward appearance embodying such industrial design by industrial or handicraft methods.
Understanding the importance of intellectual property in the integration, since the beginning of the operation, Vietlaw Solutions Firm has focused on the development of the team of lawyers in the field of intellectual property. Vietlaw Solutions Firm is granted a certificate that is an Industrial property representation service organization according to Decision No. 2068/QD-SHTT (Code: 207). With the experience of 10 years of operation in the field of intellectual property, Vietlaw Solutions Firm has become an option of enterprises, we are the industrial property representation service organization for many enterprises, conduct activities: Consulting and registration of intellectual property rights – Representative of intellectual property rights – Identifying infringement of intellectual property rights – Protect intellectual property – Participating in settling disputes arising from enterprises’ intellectual property. Vietlaw Solutions Firm will help enterprises protect and exploit intellectual property in the most optimal way, strengthen, enhance the position, prestige, and competitive ability of enterprises in the market.
We believe that our clients get much profit from the profound knowledge of our senior lawyers in the field of industrial design registration. Depending on specific cases, we put out the most practical solutions for clients. If not clear, please don’t hesitate to contact us to be supported.
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