In February 2012, Bayer filed a request at Vietnam's Intellectual Property Office to seek a determination that NATIDO infringed its trademark NATIVO. After a positive opinion, Bayer filed a petition with Vietnam's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) to enforce the opinion. MOST officers then carried out a raid on Viet Duc´s premises, with Bayer's lawyers, and then later on MOST ordered a the company to cease infringement, fined them and ordered destruction of the goods.
This has been the way most cases are solved for many years. It is a relatively simple and inexpensive system for disputes like this, which in other countries would need civil court proceedings.
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