Inquiries regarding registration of trademark

Inquiries regarding registration of trademark
July 04 10:12 2016 Print This Article

Question: Good day. I have some inquiries regarding registration of trademark. I’m planning to register trademark of classes 3, 9, 35, 38 and 42.  So how much will the cost be and how long will the processes take?

Answer: Thank you for your email regarding the subject matter. 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 proceeding in Vietnam as follows:

1. FEE SCHEDULE

 1.1. Trademark information

  • Trademark: (Please specify)
  • Classes: 3, 9, 35, 38 and 42 (Please specify)

1.2    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.

2.Procedure and timeline

 The duration of a trademark searches is around 15-20 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.

 3.Required documents and information

– Name and address of the Applicant;

– List of Goods/Services

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

– An original Power of Attorney which is simply signed by the Applicant. 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.

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