Apply one trademark in Vietnam

Apply one trademark in Vietnam
May 10 00:04 2017 Print This Article

Question:  We’re one company from Hongkong, now we’d like to apply the trademark for products of electric socket and switch, could you introduce some of famous companies’ trademarks you have succeed in applying? what’s more,please also introduce the process,time and price of your trademark application

Answer: Regarding your enquiries concerning the subject matter, we would like to advise you on procedure and our updated fee schedule in relation to the trademark registration and renewal proceeding in Vietnam as follows:

1.GENERAL INTRODUCTION

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SBLAW is a perfect choice for large and medium-sized businesses, local and international corporations and organizations. SBLAW is a full-serviced law firm, dedicating to many clients who have been working with us for many years, among IBM, AIA, TOTAL, ExonMobil, ESCO, HTC, CSC, LG, DBS bank, ICBC, ING Bank, Hong Leong Bank, Bridge Mind Consulting Pte., Ltd; Luxasia; DSM Singapore Industrial Pte., Ltd, Nippon Steel, Innovar Vietnam, SmartEbook.com, UBM, Netrove Venture, Argentina Embassy in Vietnam, MSH (non-government organization), ADRA, Military Bank, VICEM, VINACONEX, VNPT, VTC Online, VSTV, Vinacomin, Trung Nguyen Group, Kinh Do Group Corporation, HIPT, Viettel Real Estate,  VietsovPetro.

 2.FEE SCHEDULE

 2.1      Trademark information

–       Trademark:

–       Class: 09

–       List of Goods:   Electric socket and switch

2.2      Fee schedule

 In Vietnam, multi-class application is applicable. The basic fees are calculated based on the number of class of goods/services (G/S) in each application as well as the number of products designated in each class in the application.

Below is the breakdown of charges for registering a trademark in Vietnam, in a smooth case, for your consideration

2.2.1. Trademark searches (Optional)

 Trademark search for 01 trademark in one class

Description Official Fees

(USD)

Attorney’s Fees

(USD)

1.  Fee for conducting search 01 trademark in one class (optional) 85.00
2.  Communication costs   30.00
Sub-total: 115.00
5% VAT:     5.75
Bank charge:    25.00
TOTAL 145.75

                          In words: One hundred and forty five US Dollars and seventy five Cents only

Note: The above-quoted fees include 5% VAT of our service charge, bank charges ($US25.00) and actual communication costs ($US30.00)

2.2.2. Trademark registration

 Trademark registration for one trademark in one class:

Description Official Fees

(USD)

Attorney’s Fees

(USD)

1.   Fee for filing an application and issuing certificate      forone class of goods/services within 6 items*

–      for each additional Class from the 2nd one

–     for each additional goods/services from 7th one (if any)

65.00

45.00

10.00

190.00

122.00

5.00

2. Fee for granting a registration certificate for one trademark in one class of G/S (without limitation of number of goods/services in each class)*

–  Fee granting a registration certificate for each additional class from the 2nd one

22.00

 

8.00

68.00

 

41.00

3.  Communication cost 30.00
Sub-total: 375.00
5% VAT: 18.75
Bank charge: 25.00
TOTAL 418.75

            In words: Four hundred eighteen US Dollars and seventy-five Cents

 Note:  The above-quoted fees include 5% VAT of our service charge, bank charges ($US25.00) and actual communication costs ($US30.00). In case of any office action or possible opposition which may occur during the application proceedings, an additional charge may be incurred, upon your approval.

 3.Procedure and timeline

 The duration of a trademark searches is around 10-15 working days.

 The duration for a trademark application from mature to proceed to registration is around 14-18 months from the filing date, involving these stages (1) examination as to formality and publication on the Gazette (3-4 months); (2) examination as to substance (9-12 months) and (3) issuance of registration certificate for the registered mark (2-4 months). Kindly note that the term for registration process normally takes longer to several months in practice due to the workload of the NOIP and the slow examination process by the NOIP’s examiner.

 4.Required documents and information

–       Name and address of the Applicant;

–       List of Goods/Services

–       Specimen of the applied mark (in e-copy only) (available)

–       An original Power of Attorney which is simply signed by the Applicant. No need notarization. Please be informed that a scanned/faxed copy of the Power of Attorney is acceptable upon filing provided that the original copy is submitted within 01 month from the filing date; One original Power of Attorney can be used for filling one or more applications.

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