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Home > International topics > Cooperation in Human Resource Development > Assistance to Developing Countries > JPO Cooperation in Human Resource Development > Training Programs(short) > Report on the “JPO/IPR Training Course on Substantive Examination of Trademark for Vietnam”

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Report on the “JPO/IPR Training Course on Substantive Examination of Trademark for Vietnam”

The FY2016 JPO/IPR Training Course on the Substantive Examination of Trademarks for Vietnam was provided for a period of one week from October 21 to October 27.

The purpose of this course is to provide the trainees with specialized lectures including case studies and time for discussions about trademark-related laws and regulations, examination guidelines, and examination practices, as well as to use OJT in order to deepen the understanding of the trainees and to enhance their capabilities to conduct accurate and efficient examination. The trainees consisted of a total of 10 workers from the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP) who have been in charge of trademarks (trademark examiners). All of the lectures were given in Vietnamese.

In this course the trainees first learned about the outline of the Japanese trademark system and attended a presentation given by the representative of the trainees about the Vietnamese trademark system. From the following day, they were given lectures about the Japanese formality examination system, the outline of the trial system, the similarity judgment criteria for trademarks and services, the regional collective trademark system, system to protect non-traditional marks, and examination quality management. They were also given OJT to learn examination practices through case studies. Many trainees commented that the OJT was very useful.

Visiting JPO executives

Visiting JPO executives

Presentation by a representative of the trainees

Presentation by a representative of the trainees

Case studies

Case studies

Comprehensive discussion

Comprehensive discussion

Some trainees commented that this course had an intensive curriculum and that all of the lectures helped them achieve their goals for this course. In particular, many trainees showed great interest in how to examine non-traditional marks, particularly sound marks, because Vietnam will have to examine non-traditional marks in the future (initially, sound marks only). The trainees are expected to utilize the knowledge and experiences they acquired during the course and contribute to the further development of the Vietnamese trademark system.

 

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