Friday, March 24, 2017

Site Search

English (United Kingdom)Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)

Common Intellectual Property Questions

How do patents work?

We are now what’s known as a “first to file” nation. That simply means that the patent for an innovation or product goes to the first person to file patent paperwork, not the first inventor. On a practical level, that means you need to file for a patent without delay. Keep in mind that you can still file a provisional patent before filing for a full one. That way, you’ll still be considered the first to file, even if you haven’t worked out each and every necessary detail.


What’s the difference between a copyright and a trademark?

While both copyrights and trademarks help to protect your intellectual property, they deal with different kinds of creations. Copyrights are mostly concerned with creative works like books, songs, photographs, and web content. Trademarks, on the other hand, protect goods and services by distinguishing your IP from that of your competition.

What’s the difference between a trademark and a registered mark?

Both a trademark and registered mark assert ownership over goods and services. That said, only a registered mark is actually filed with the government. A trademark symbol may be used to let the public know you’re claiming “common law” ownership over a word or phrase. If you want that ownership on the books, you’ll want to file for a registered mark with the local Government.

What is “fair use”?

Intellectual property is protected from other persons and businesses that try to profit from or distribute it without the owner’s say-so. For example, you can’t simply set up a movie theater in your house and start showing Hollywood movies. But, if you were a school or teacher, you could absolutely show those movies. That’s because “fair use” allows for intellectual property to be distributed and shown if it’s for educational purposes.

Why Choose GBS?

  • We Make It Simple: We check required documents, file your paperwork, and follow up with goverment agencies. All you need to do is tell us a little bit about your req.
  • Specialists to Answer Your Questions: Our specialists have supported thousands of businesses just like yours. They can walk you through the entire process by phone and answer any questions you have.
  • Legal Help: Whether you need to connect with a lawyer, create legal documents for your business, or need help staying compliant, we're here to help your business grow.


Need More Information?
Contact us at +84835002828 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more detailed information about what it takes to get started and give yourself the best chance of success.

Top Headlines

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Contacts

Global Business Service (GBS) Co., Ltd
Hotline | Whatsapp | Viber | iMessage: (+84) 903189033

Head Office
8th Floor, Trade Centre Building
135A Pasteur Khai St, Ward 6,
District. 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel: (84 8) 35002828 - Fax: (84 8) 35233894
Mobile No: +84-903189033 (Ms. Thu)
E-mail: info@gbs.com.vn

Hanoi Office (DNAS)
Suite 301, 5 Ba Trieu Str, Hoan Kiem Dist.,
Hanoi, Vietnam
Mobile No: +84-903189033 (Ms. Thu)
Email: hanoi@gbs.com.vn

Malta Office (BT International)
Suite 2, The Penthouse, Capital Business Centre, Entrance C
Triq taz-Zwejt, San Gwann SGN 3000, Malta
Tel: +356 21637778 - Fax: +356 21634383
E-mail: malta@gbs.com.vn

Japan Office (Sarkar Office Japan KK)
No.2 Saiwai Bldg.3F, 2-13-7 Higashi-Mukojima, Sumida-Ku,Tokyo 131-0032, Japan
Tel: (+81 3) 56319127 - Fax: (+81 3) 56319106
Email: japan@gbs.com.vn

Online Support (GMT+7)

About GBS

GBS is a top 10 best business law firms & outsourcing company in Vietnam with a network of associate firms in South East Asia, Middle East, Japan, HongKong and Poland.

Login Form