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Filing the Geography Indication Application

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

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[...]

What is Geographical indication?

According to the Article 22.2 in Intellectual property Law of Vietnam

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[...]

General conditions for geographical indications eligible for protection

According to the Article 79 in Vietnam Intellectual Property, A geographical indication shall be protected when it satisfies the following conditions[...]

Geographical conditions relevant to geographical indications

According to the Article 82 in Intellectual Property Law, Geographical conditions relevant to geographical indications as[...]

Substantive Examination of GI application in Vietnam

The purpose of substantive examination of GI applications is to assess the eligibility of objects claimed in the application under the requirements and corresponding protection scope[...]

Required documents of Geographical Indication applications

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

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[...]

Issue the GI Registration Certificate

If the Geographical Indication Registration Certificate is granted, the NOIP shall request the applicant to pay the fee for the grant of a GI Registration Certificate , the fee for notification of the Registration Certificate grant decision, the registration fee and the fee for maintenance of the first year’s validity of the patent[...]

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[...]


On 05/07/2017 the National Office of Intellectual Property has issued Decision No.2148 /QĐ-SHTT on granting Geographical indication registration certificate No. 00056 for the famous “Quản Bạ” seedless persimmon. Hà Giang Provincial People’s Committee is the organization in charge of managing this GI. Quản Bạ is a district of Đồng Văn...


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...

The application for a Vietnam GI registration

The GI application shall consist of the following documents: