Traditional specialties of Ninh Binh labelled with collective marks hinh anh 1Women make sedge products in Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province (Photo:

Ninh Binh (VNA) – Kim Son fine-art sedge products, Ninh Van stone carvings and Trau fish – the traditional products of the northern province of Ninh Binh – now have their own collective trademarks.

The certificates of the collective marks were presented on June 23.

Nguyen Thanh Binh, Director of the Intellectual Asset Development Centre under the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam, said Kim Son fine-art sedge products, Ninh Van stone carvings and Trau fish (known as “the fish of the king”) are famous in Vietnam and other countries.

The certification of the collective marks will help improve their prestige and competitiveness in domestic and foreign markets, he noted.

Ninh Binh’s association for craft producers should issue detailed standards to ensure the uniform quality of the products, Binh said, asking the provincial Department of Science and Technology and other agencies to assist craft producers to acquire trademark management and development skills.

Nguyen Thanh Ha, who leads the project on building and developing the collective mark of Kim Son fine-art sedge products, said relevant agencies should enhance communications to help producers and businesses fully understand the importance of the collective mark.

Meanwhile, Hoang Ha, head of the project on developing the collective mark of Trau fish, said Trau fish is a rare species with a specific habitat, making the domestication and farming of this fish difficult. Local authorities need to provide financial aid and training courses to help farmers expand the raising and trading of this species.-VNA