On October 01, 2014, The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism issued the Circular No.10/2014/TT-BVHTTDL guiding to name for enterprises so as to be suitable with the national history, culture, ethnics, and fine traditions and customs.
Accordingly, organizations or individuals that have registered their enterprises operating in the Vietnamese territory in accordance with Vietnamese law are not allowed to name for enterprises so as to be un-suitable with the national history, culture, ethnics, and fine traditions and customs. In particular, the naming of enterprises violates national history when naming an enterprise after the name of a personality, unless the enterprise founder names his/her enterprise after its proper name which is partly or fully identical to that of a personality. In this case, the enterprise’s name must be exactly the same as the founder’s full name stated in his/her birth certificate; the enterprise is jointly established by many organizations and individuals and is to be named after the proper name of oneof its co- founders which is identical to that of a personality. And the enterprise is given a name being a combination of names of its co-founding organizations and individuals which is identical to the name of a personality. In this case, the enterprise’s name must have dashes between names of such co-founders.
In particular, not allow to use the names of the country or geographical areas in the past times when the country was invaded, and names of historical figures who are commonly regarded as having acted against justice or holding back the social progress; use the names of foreign invaders or persons who committed crimes against the nation; use the words or symbols in violation of the national history or traditions such as vulgar, pornographic, violent, criminal or social evil meanings; showing or implying intimidation, offense, libel, revilement, smear or indecency against other organizations or individuals; showing or implying regional, ethnic, religious, racial or gender discrimination and so on.
This Circular takes effect on November 25, 2014.