The GI application shall consist of the following documents:
a) A request made in prescribed form (as prescribed in the Circular No. 01/2007/TT-BKHCN);
b) Documents, samples, information identifying the GI as provided for in Articles 106 of the IP Law 2005 of Viet Nam (e.g. a description of particular characteristics and quality of products bearing the geographical indication and a map of the geographical area subject to the geographical indication, …);
c) Power of attorneys, if the application is filed through a representative;
d) Documents evidencing the right to registration, if acquired by the applicant from another person;
e) Documents evidencing the priority right, if claimed;
f) Receipt of fees and charges.
All documents of the application shall be in Vietnamese, except for the documents mentioned at point c, d, e and other documents supporting the applications, which can be made in another language but shall be translated into Vietnamese at the request of NOIP.
Upon receipt of an application, the NOIP shall check the application’s documents before deciding whether or not to receive the application. If the application contains at least the documents specified at point a, b and f above, it will be accepted, other wise, it will be rejected.