Trademark registration

Trademark registration
March 16 09:35 2015 Print This Article

Client: I’m a trademark attorney from Russia. My client is interested in trademark (word mark, 1 class) registration in Vietnam. Will you inform me about our service cost, official fees and the time it will take to finish the registration procedure? 

Lawyer: Thank for your email regarding the subject matter. As the leading IP Firm in Vietnam, 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 01 class in Vietnam, in a smooth case, for your consideration:

 1. 1 Trademark Search

Description

Official Fees

(USD)

Attorney’s fee

(USD)

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

80.00

Note: The above fee exclude 5%VAT and actual communication fee ($US20)

1.2 Trademark filing to registration

Description

Official Fees

(USD)

Attorney’s fee

(USD)

1. Filing Fee for trademark application for one class of G/S with up to 6 products/servicesin one class

40.00

140.00

– Additional fee for each items from 6th ones in one class

7.00

8.00

2. Fee for registration of trademark in one class

20.00

50.00

Sub- Total (1+2):

60.00

190.00

Total

250.00

 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. Procedure 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 (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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