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How to Protect Vietnamese Agricultural Brand Names as Certification Trademark in the United States of America?

Published: 13 October 2021

Difference about Forms of Protection of Geographical-Origin Based Agricultural Brand Names under the Laws of US and Vietnam

Vietnam is the country famous for agricultural products, namely Phu Quoc for fish sauce, Buon Ma Thuot for coffee, Binh Thuan for dragon fruit, Luc Ngan for lychee, etc.,. Most agricultural brand names have collective characteristic as being originated from a particular geographical locality. From a legal perspective, most of these geographical-origin based brand names have been registered in Vietnam in the form of Geographical Indications (GIs), Collective Trademarks and Certification Trademarks. Below are some examples: