Procedure and timeline for registering trademark in Vietnam

Procedure and timeline for registering trademark in Vietnam
June 01 00:04 2016 Print This Article

Procedure and timeline for registering trademark in Vietnam is as follows:

1.Procedure and Timeline

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

The duration of trademark application is around 14-18 months – from the filing date to the actual receipt of the registration.

The process involves these stages: (1) formality examination and publication in the Gazette (3 months); (2) substantive examination (9 months) and (3) issuance of registration certificate of the registered mark (2 months).

Kindly note that the term for registration process in practice normally takes up to several months longer due to the workload of the NOIP and the slow examination process by the NOIP’s examiner.

 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 search and registration for one trademark in a smooth case, for your consideration:

 Fee for searching of 01 trademark/01 class

 

Description

Official Fees

(USD)

Attorney Fees

(USD)

Fee for conducting 01 trademark search in 01 class (optional)

120.00
Communication Cost

30.00

Bank charge

30.00

Subtotal

180.00

5% VAT

9.00

TOTAL

189.00

One hundred eighty nine US dollars

 

Fee for registration of 01 trademark

 

Description Official Fees

(USD)

Attorney Fees

(USD)

1.  Fee for registration application for the first class of G/S with up to 6 products/services in one class (including fee for granting certificate)

80.00

200.00
2.   Fee for registration application for per additional class from the second one of G/S with up to 6 products/services in one class (including fee for granting certificate)

50.00

180.00

3.   Fee for each additional goods from 7th one (if any)

7.00

3.00

Communication Cost

30.00

Bank charge

30.00

Subtotal (in bold)

580.00

5% VAT

29.00

TOTAL

In words:

609.00

Six hundred and nine US dollars

Note: The above-quoted fees include Official Fees and Attorney Fees, 5% VAT; do not include additional fees in case of refusal in formality examination or being opposed by the third party or refusal in sustainable examination (e.g: due to similarity/to identity with other trademarks which were already registered…) In case of any office action or any possible opposition which may occur during the application proceedings, an additional charge may be incurred, upon your approval.

 3.Required Documents and Information

  • Name and address of the Applicant;
  • List of Goods/Services;
  • Specimen of the applied mark (soft version);
  • An original Power of Attorney which is simply signed by the Applicant (our form in attachment) (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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