Filing the patent application in Vietnam

Filing the patent application in Vietnam
April 02 01:38 2014 Print This Article

In order to obtain the patent right in Viet Nam, you must file the application for granting a Patent (for Invention and for Utility solution separately), directly or by mail, to the National Office of Intellectual Property of Viet Nam (NOIP) or its branches offices in Ho Chi Minh City or Da Nang.

Organizations, individuals of Viet Nam, foreign individuals permanently residing in Viet Nam and foreign organizations and individuals having a production or trading establishment in Viet Nam may file applications for a patent either directly or through a lawful representative in Viet Nam.

Foreign individuals not permanently residing in Viet Nam, foreign organizations and individuals not having a production or trading establishment in Viet Nam shall file applications for a patent through a lawful representative in Viet Nam.

Besides, foreign applicants can also obtain a patent right in Viet Nam by filing an international application which designates or selects Viet Nam through the PCT system.

Applicant must carry out procedures for registration of an invention under the PCT’s provisions at NOIP within 31 months from the international filing date or from the priority date, if the priority right is claimed in the application.

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