Miss Peace Vietnam contest has a dispute over the use of the name


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

Meanwhile, Minh Khang Vietnam Company, the organizer of the Miss Vietnam 2022 contest, is being asked by the Golden Lotus to change its name – the one that has been granted intellectual property rights by the National Office of Intellectual Property with the trademark Miss Peace Vietnam and Miss Grand International.

The relevant information was announced by Minh Khang Company to the press on the afternoon of 6-6 in Hanoi.

Before that, in April, this company held a press conference to announce the contest Miss Peace Vietnam – Miss Peace Vietnam taking place in September in Da Nang.

After this press conference, on May 9, the lawyer representing Golden Lotus Company sent a document to Minh Khang Company requesting to change the name of the contest. Miss Peace Vietnam 2022 – Miss Peace Vietnam in order to avoid causing misunderstandings for contestants, fans, and spectators, as well as not to create a duplication of names with the contest. Miss Grand Vietnam 2022 (Miss Grand Vietnam) of the Golden Lotus Company.

On June 1, the representative of Golden Lotus continued to have a document “reminding” Minh Khang to change his name.

The argument of Golden Lotus is that this company is the only unit in Vietnam on April 9, 2021 that is allowed by Miss Grand International Co,.Ltd to organize the contest. Miss Grand International (Miss Grand International) in Vietnam to choose the Vietnamese representative to participate in the international contest from 2022 – 2025.

On April 16, 2021, Golden Lotus worked with Thanh Hoa Provincial People’s Committee on cooperation in organizing the contest Miss Grand Vietnam 2021 (Miss Grand Vietnam) here, approved by the representative of Thanh Hoa Provincial People’s Committee to organize from April to August 2021.

But in fact, because of the COVID-19 epidemic, so far Golden Lotus has not held the contest Miss Peace Vietnam any. This company said that “has been and is starting to implement work to organize” the contest Miss Peace Vietnam 2022.

Golden Lotus also said that Minh Khang was only licensed by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in January 2021 Miss Peace Vietnam 2021 and Danang Department of Culture and Sports approved to organize the final round of this contest in Da Nang.

After a period of hiatus, now Minh Khang has changed the name of the contest to Miss Peace Vietnam.

At the press conference, Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy (stage name Thuy Duong) – representative of the contest organizers Miss Peace Vietnam 2022 of Minh Khang Company – confirmed that this unit does not have to change its name, but this unit organizes both competitions in parallel Miss Peace Vietnam (in Da Nang in 2022) and Miss Peace Vietnam (in Quang Nam in 2023).

Ms. Thanh Thuy also gave full 6 decisions of the National Office of Intellectual Property issued from January 1, 2021 to the beginning of 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. Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy also presented a certificate of copyright registration issued by the Copyright Office, certifying that she is the author of the contest script. Miss Vietnam Peace.

Minh Khang Company also has a document from the People’s Committee of Da Nang City on March 29 approving this company to change the name of the contest. Miss Peace Vietnam 2022the time to hold the semi-finals on September 3 and the final on September 11 in Da Nang City.

Mrs. Thuy also thinks that Miss Grand International which the Golden Lotus translates into Miss Peace Vietnam does not seem to make sense.

Ms. Thanh Thuy said Minh Khang Company has submitted an application to the Ministry of Information and Communications, the Department of Information and Communications of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to reflect if Golden Lotus also organizes a contest named Miss Peace Vietnam is a violation of Minh Khang’s intellectual property rights.

Looking for a “beautiful” beauty, no bikini contest

As the contest’s scriptwriter, Ms. Thanh Thuy affirmed that Minh Khang’s contest was definitely different from that of the Golden Lotus. This contest takes the criteria to select a “beautiful” beauty rather than a body, which must be a symbol of peace.

This contest does not have a swimsuit competition, instead there are activities to protect the marine environment, visit and pay tribute to those who have contributed to the revolution…

The contest recruits candidates with Vietnamese blood all over the world. Because there is no swimsuit competition, the contest has so far attracted many special contestants from many countries around the world. Among them is an American female pilot with a Vietnamese mother. Candidates are free of charge.

Ms. Thuy also revealed that the organizers of the contest had invited Miss H’Hen Nie to be the ambassador for the contest and also to be a judge because this is the most suitable person for the role of ambassador of the contest. peace.

4 other judges include musician Huy Tuan, designer Si Hoang, actress Yen Chi (playing Miss Nam Phuong in the film). Palace candle) and the artist sponsors the crown.

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