PCT Regime in Vietnam

PCT Regime in Vietnam
April 11 01:35 2014 Print This Article

S&B Law would like to provide you guideline for PCT Regime in Vietnam as follows:

I.ENTRY INTO NATIONAL PHASE 

• 31 months from priority date.

Note: The International Preliminary Examination Report (IPER) is a strong reference for patent examiner.    

II. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

1.  Copy of PCT application and amendment thereof;

2.  International Search Report and IPER (recommended);

3.  Deed of Assignment (DoA), if any;

4.  Power of Attorney (PoA);

Note: PCT applications can be filed without PoA, DoA. However, the originals should be submitted within 34 months counted from the priority date of the applications.

III. PROCEDURE IN NATIONAL PHASE  

Duration of Formality examination:     1 month from the filing date

Deadline for examination request:        42 months from the priority date

Duration of Substantive examination:  12 months from the date of examination request or date of publication (if examination request is filed upon filing.

Note: In Vietnam, process of a PCT application may be considerably accelerated, if any of its patent family in US, EU, JP was granted.

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