(Q&A) Service request – registering trademark for foreign company in Vietnam

(Q&A) Service request – registering trademark for foreign company in Vietnam
March 20 11:44 2015 Print This Article

Q: Could you please make a quote on your service for registering new trademarks for French company. Also, please specify the processing time of doing so.

We are considering 4 to 6 new trademarks, Looking to hearing from you soon

A: Thank you very much for your email today regarding the subject matter. Regarding your enquiries concerning the subject matter, we would like to advise you on the procedure and our fee schedule in relation to the trademark registration proceeding in Vietnam as follows:

1. 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 registering a trademark in Vietnam, in a smooth case, for your consideration:

– Search availability of trademark

Description

Official Fees

(USD)

Attorney’s fee

(USD)

1. Fee for conducting a trademark search in one class (optional)

80.00

Note: the above excludes 5%VAT.

– Trademark registration

Description

Official Fees

(USD)

Attorney’s fee

(USD)

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

80.00

230.00

     
3. Fee for registration application for each additional good from the 7th G/S (if any)

6.00

9.00

Note: The above-quoted fees do not include 5% VAT of our service charge, bank charges ($US30) and actual communication costs ($US30-$US 40). In case of any office action or any possible opposition which may occur during the application proceedings, an additional charge may be incurred, upon the your approval.

2.  PROCEDURE AND TIMELINE

The duration of a trademark application is around 14-18 months – from the filing date to the actual receipt of the registration. This includes these stages (1) formal examination and publication in the Gazette (3 months); (2) examination as to substance (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.

3.  REQUIRED DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION

–       Name and address of the Applicant;

–       List of Goods/Services;

–       Specimen of the applied mark;

–       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).

We hope the above is of your assistance. Should you have any inquiry, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you very soon.

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