Enquiry for National Phase Entry in Vietnam

Enquiry for National Phase Entry in Vietnam
March 09 09:53 2015 Print This Article

Client: We have a client is considering filing national phase entry in Vietnam. The patent has 01 independent claims19 pages of English specification and 3,085 words of specification.

Please provide us with your cost estimate (inclusive of official fees, translation costs, your professional fees and disbursements) for entering this application in Vietnam.

We await your response in due course.

Lawer: We refer with thanks to your email concerning the above matter and we would like to advise as below:

1.   The schedule of charge

i.Filing fees:

For your reference, the estimated costs for filing a patent application are calculated based on 01 independent claims19 pages of English specification and 3,085 words of specification. 

Detail as follows:

Work

Official fee (USD)

Attorney’s fee (USD)

1. Filing an patent application (with one independent claim and not exceed 5 pages of specification)

11.00

140.00

– Additional fee for 13 pages from the sixth one

9.10

13.00

2. Publication of patent application

7.30

45.00

3. Request for substantive examination

32.80

50.00

4. Claim priority

30

50

4. Translating fee from English into Vietnamese, 3,085 words(US$8.00 per 100 words)

246.80

Subtotal:

90.20

544.80

VAT (5%):

27.24

Communication fee:

50.00

Bank charge:

20.00

TOTAL:

732.24

In words: Seven hundred and thirty two US Dollars and twenty four cents only

ii.             Estimated fee for granting: 

Work

Official fee (USD)

Agency fee (USD)

1. Granting patent for patent (including Register and Publication)

22.00

70.00

2. Annuities fee for the first year for one independent claim

20.00

50.00

Subtotal:

42.00

140.00

VAT (5%):

7.00

Communication fee:

50.00

Bank charge:

20.00

TOTAL:

259.00

In words: Two hundred and fifty nine US Dollars

Note: No other fees are payable in case the application goes smoothly, without any objection from a third party or the NOIP’s examiner. Fees for responding to any official action include fee for filing a response to official action (at least US$250.00 each time, including official fee and our service charge) and fee for advising, preparing and reviewing which will be charged on case by case. We will obtain client’s approval of any further expenses incurred during the prosecution of the application prior to proceeding.

2.   The required documents

In order to file patent application in Vietnam, your client is required to provide with us the following document:

i) The Power of Attorney (as attached form) which is only simply to be signed by the Applicant, neither notarization nor legalization is required (The copy of the POA can be accepted at the time of filing but the original one must be lodged within 03 month from the filing date). Please find enclosed the form of POA for your simple prosecution

We do hope that the above mentioned matter will be useful for you. Should you have any enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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