|Bun bo Hue (Hue-style beef noodle soup). — VNS Photo Phuoc Buu
THUA THIEN - HUE (VNS) — In Hue, where food is an important element of the culture, local authorities plan to register for trademark protection for several local food specialties.
Under the plan, bun bo Hue (Hue-style beef noodle soup) and me xung (sesame candy) will enjoy trademark protection around the world. Local authorities are also working on intellectual property documents for ruoc (shrimp paste) and com vua, a rice dish once prepared for the imperial court.
The plan also sets out a roadmap to protect 89 other local products including tram oil, a medicinal oil extracted from cajuput leaves, and bronze products made at Phuong Duc village.
The Thua Thien – Hue People's Committee, which came up with the plan, hopes it will promote production of these specialties as well as protecting their trademarks.— VNS