Vietnam to sue Chinese company to get back coffee brand name

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Vietnam has completed drafting all the documents required to claim back the right to its Buon Me Thuot coffee trademark which was granted to a Chinese company, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported Monday.

The law firm of Pham & Associates, representing the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak in taking legal action against Guangzhou Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Co. Ltd, had earlier asked the company to sell the brand name back for US$8,000.

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But the Buon Me Thuoc Coffee Association and Dak Lak people's committee decided to sue when the company demanded a higher price, the head of the law firm, Pham Vu Khanh Toan, said.

The case might go on for two to three years, but Vietnam has the edge due to the evidence it has, he said.

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