Register a new trademark in Vietnam

Register a new trademark in Vietnam
August 28 09:08 2015 Print This Article

Question: We want to proceed to register a new trademark in Vietnam.

We want to know how much is the cost to file an application of trademark in Vietnam (Official fees, attorney fees …all cost included)

Please could you send us the required information, so we can inform our client, and after we will confirm you if the application will be done.

Thank you so much for your attention.

Answer: Thank you very much for your email 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 search and registration for one trademark in a smooth case, for your consideration:

1.1 Fee for searching of 01 trademark/01 class

Description

Official Fees

(USD)

Attorney’s Fees

(USD)

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

100.00

 

1.2. Fee for registration of 01 trademark

Description

Official Fees

(USD)

Attorney’s Fees

(USD)

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

50.00

130.00

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

7.00

3.00

Note:  The above-quoted fees do not include 5% VAT of our service charge, bank charges ($US30) and actual communication costs ($US30-$US40), additional fees in case of refusal (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.

2. PROCEDURE AND TIMELINE

The duration of a trademark search is around 05-10 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) 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 (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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