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The Ministry of Science and Technology will support the protection of trademarks and geographical indications of agricultural products


This is an agreement just signed between Minister of Science and Technology Huynh Thanh Dat, Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan.

On the sidelines of the Conference to review the work in 2021 and deploy the work tasks for 2022 of the Ministry of Science and Technology (Science and Technology), the signing ceremony of “Coordinated plan to support the protection of trademarks and geographical indications” took place. for potential export products of Vietnam abroad in the period of 2022-2025”.

This activity is aimed at implementing content to support businesses in registering trademarks and geographical indications abroad in the Resolution of the April 2021 Regular Government Meeting No. 48/NQ-CP dated May 6, 2021.

The Ministry of Science and Technology will support the protection of trademarks and geographical indications of agricultural products.

Accordingly, lychee from Bac Giang province, mango fruit from Dong Thap province, longan fruit and longan from Son La province will be selected for pilot research, assessment and identification of potential products and key markets to have propose directions to support trademark registration or geographical indications in appropriate markets.

The support will be extended to other potential export products, especially agricultural products and local specialties.

According to the Ministry of Science and Technology, the implementation of this plan helps strengthen inter-sectoral coordination in directing and effectively implementing programs to support enterprises in export activities. In particular, focusing on measures to support the protection of trademarks and geographical indications of potential Vietnamese export products in key foreign markets, enhancing the position and reputation of Vietnamese products. South in the overseas market.

Support to protect trademarks and geographical indications of potential export products will help Vietnamese agricultural products increase in value, especially in difficult markets. Photo: Trong Dat

Specific coordination activities include: Studying the current status of support activities and surveying the needs of relevant stakeholder groups; Strengthen the propaganda, promotion and support for the protection of trademarks and geographical indications abroad; Promote domestic and foreign consultation on issues related to the protection of trademarks and geographical indications abroad associated with exported products; Pilot support for registration of trademarks or geographical indications for a number of agricultural products with potential for export to key foreign markets…

Intellectual property in general, trademarks and geographical indications in particular are increasingly asserting their role as effective tools in supporting enterprises to increase production and business efficiency.

Therefore, the coordinated plan to support the protection of trademarks and geographical indications for potential export products of Vietnam abroad is expected to contribute to improving the competitiveness of enterprises, increasing value of export products, especially agricultural products and regional specialties abroad.

Trong Dat

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