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Geographical Indication

The application for a Vietnam GI registration

The GI application shall consist of the following documents:

What is Geographical indication?

According to the Article 22.2 in Intellectual property Law of Vietnam

Reputation, quality and characteristics of products bearing geographical indications

According to the Article 81 in Intellectual Property Law, provisions of reputation, quality and charcteristics of products as follows[...]

Using a geographical indication in Vietnam

According to the Article 124.7 in Intellctual property Law, use of a geographical indication means the performance of the following acts[...]

Subject matters not protected as geographical indications

According to the Article 80, there are some subject matters shall not be protected as geographical indications, includes[...]

Notification of substantive examination results in Vietnam

On the date of expiration of the time limit for substantive examination of an application at the latest, the NOIP shall send to the applicant one of the following notices[...]


On December 28, 2016, the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam issued Decision No. 5065/QĐ/SHTT to grant the Geographical Indication Certificate No. 00054 for the famous Kampot pepper product. For Kampot pepper is protected the in Cambodia. Kampot is the name of a region in Cambodia. Kampot pepper was...

Required documents of Geographical Indication applications

According to the Article 106 in Vietnam Intellectual Property Law[...]

Filing the Geography Indication Application

Filing the Vietnam Geography indication application is carried out as following:

Procedures for Obtaining a Geographical Indication

In order to reach the Geographical Indication registration certificate , the applicants have to fulfill the whole examination procedure consists of following steps[...]

Right to register geographical indications

According to the Article 88 in Vietnam Intellecutal property Law, The right to register Vietnamese geographical indications belongs to the State[...]


On 28 December 2016, the National Office of Interlectual Property of Viet Nam issued Decision No. 5046/ QĐ-SHTT on granting Geographical Indication Certification No. 00053 for the infamous Kampong Speu palm sugar. The name of “Kampong Speu” is related to sugar production and palm sugar is known as a traditional...

Refuse to accept the valid application under Vietnam IP Law

The refusal accept the valid application of Vietnam Industrial design registration is realized as follows: