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Dispute over the name of the Miss Peace contest in Vietnam

With the name Miss Peace Vietnam, two units in the country stood up to take this name to organize the selection of people worthy of wearing the crown.

On June 6, Minh Khang Vietnam Trading and Service Co., Ltd (Minh Khang Company) held a press conference to announce the legal documents for the competition. Miss Peace Vietnam 2022.

According to Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy (stage name Thuy Duong) – Director of Minh Khang Vietnam Trading and Service Co., Ltd., this action is to protect trademarks, avoid infringing copyrights of copyrights and works; create a professional image for the contest.

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Minh Khang’s Miss Peace Vietnam contest has H’Hen Niê as an ambassador and judge and the Department of Peacekeeping as an advisor – Photo: BTC

Specifically, the legal dossier for the Miss Peace 2022 contest includes: 2 copyright certificates on the program scripts related to the contest, issued by the Copyright Office – Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism; 5 applications for registration of intellectual property trademark samples of the contest together with 4 decisions on accepting valid applications issued by the National Office of Intellectual Property – Ministry of Science and Technology; and the written approval to organize the Semi-finals and Finals of the Miss Peace Vietnam 2022 contest from the People’s Committee of Da Nang City…

Along with that, Ms. Thanh Thuy also made 6 decisions of the National Office of Intellectual Property issued from January 2021 to early May 2022 recognizing intellectual property rights with 6 trademarks with pictures (logos): Miss Peace Vietnam (2 decisions), Miss Peace International, Miss Peace Vietnam, Miss International Peace, Miss Peace Vietnam. Ms. Thanh Thuy said that the City People’s Committee. Da Nang approved to adjust the organization of the semi-finals and finals of Miss Peace Vietnam 2022 on September 3, 2022 and September 11, 2022.

At the press conference, Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy said, Currently, Golden Lotus Advertising and Trading Company Limited is also organizing the Miss Peace Vietnam contest (English name: Miss Grand Vietnam). This overlap in Vietnamese names, Ms. Thanh Thuy sent an official dispatch to the Department of Culture and Sports of Ho Chi Minh City, the Inspector of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Ho Chi Minh City, the Inspector of the Ministry of Information and Communications, the Department of Culture. Thanh Hoa Province Sports and Tourism, Chairman of Thanh Hoa Provincial People’s Committee, National Office of Intellectual Property from the beginning of May 2022 reflected that if Golden Lotus Company also organizes a contest named Miss Peace Vietnam, it is a violation of the law. violate the intellectual property rights of Minh Khang Company.

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Announcement of the launch of the Miss Peace Vietnam contest from the Golden Lotus Company.

Before that, right after Minh Khang Company held a press conference in Da Nang in April 2022 to announce the Miss Peace Vietnam contest, on May 9, the representative law office of Golden Lotus Company sent a letter to the representative of the Golden Lotus Company. To Minh Khang Company, it is proposed to change the name of the Miss Peace Vietnam 2022 contest – Miss Peace Vietnam to avoid causing misunderstandings for contestants, the audience as well as not to create a duplication of names. called to the Miss Peace Vietnam 2022 (Miss Grand Vietnam) contest of the Golden Lotus Company.

According to the explanation from Golden Lotus Company, the contest Miss Grand International – also known in Vietnam by the popular name Miss International Peace – was first held in 2013 and has become one of the largest annual international beauty pageants on the planet. The contest was founded and operated by Miss Grand International Co,. Ltd – headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City. Bangkok, Thailand. This is one of the prestigious beauty contests and attracts the participation of representatives of many countries around the world, including Vietnam. The Golden Lotus Company has contacted the owner, organizer and producer of the Miss Grand International – Miss International pageant to obtain a license to organize this contest in Vietnam.

On April 9, 2021, Miss Grand International Co,. Ltd has licensed the Golden Lotus Company to use the trademark of Miss Grand International – Miss International Peace (Trademark Registration Certificate No. 384154) and is allowed to organize the Miss Grand Vietnam – Miss Hoa beauty contest. Binh Dinh Vietnam to select beauties eligible to represent Vietnam to participate in Miss Grand International – Miss International Peace from 2022 to 2025.

This unit affirms: Miss Grand Vietnam – Vietnam Peace Flower organized by Golden Lotus Company is the official and only contest in Vietnam within the framework of the Miss Grand International – Miss International Peace contest. ; Golden Lotus Company has been granted a Copyright Registration Certificate by the Copyright Office No. 2768/2022/QTG on April 8, 2022 for the script of the beauty contest “Miss Grand Vietnam – Miss Hoa Binh Viet Nam”. Nam” and copyright registration certificate No. 3386/2022/QTG dated May 10, 2022 for the logo Miss Grand Vietnam – Miss Peace Vietnam; The organization of the Miss Grand Vietnam – Miss Peace Vietnam contest as well as the use of the name and logo of Miss Grand Vietnam – Miss Peace Vietnam by the Golden Lotus Company is completely grounded in accordance with the regulations of the Golden Lotus Company. Current law.

Ms. Pham Thi Kim Dung – representative of Golden Lotus Company said: “In the event that the organization of these contests infringes the intellectual property rights of Golden Lotus Company, we will use the following measures: necessary to ensure the legitimate rights and interests of the Golden Lotus Company”.

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