Vietnam Trademark Registration

Vietnam Trademark Registration
April 26 15:57 2014 Print This Article

SBLAW would like to advise you procedure and our fee schedule in relation to the trademark registration registration 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.

Note: (*): The search fee is optional upon request. The search result will be available within 5-7 working days.

In case of any office action or any possible opposition which may occur during the application prosecution, an additional charge would be incurred depending the merits of each case.

2. PROCEDURE AND TIMELINE

In Vietnam, the duration for a trademark application from mature to proceed to registration is round 14-18 months from the filing date, involving these stages

(1) Examination as to formality and publication on the Gazette (3 months);

(2) Examination as to substance (9-12 months) and

(3) Issuance of registration certificate for the registered mark (2-4 months).

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

In case of office action or opposition, the registration process may take 9 months or even a year more to complete.

3. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION

–          Name and address of the the Applicant;

–          List of Goods/Services (Nice 10);

–          Specimen of the applied mark (in soft copy);

–          An original Power of Attorney (POA).

Notes:

– For Vietnamese applications, the POA is simply signed by the Applicant only. Please further noted that a scanned/faxed copy of the POA is acceptable upon filing provided that the original copy is submitted within 01 month from the filing date;

– In Vietnam class headings and/or general description of designated goods/services are not applicable. The G/S should be correlative to those having code number listed in the Nice classification 10th edition.

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