Trademarks registration information

trademark in vietnam
trademark in vietnam

Question: We are a USA company specialized in wine exportation. We would like to register a Trademark in Vietnam in order to extend our company to this market. We plan to register a logo, relating to the selling of bottles of wine.

We would like to know approximately the detailed and estimated cost for such a procedure.

Answer:  Regarding your enquiries, we would like to advise you on procedure and our updated fee schedule in relation to the trademark registration proceeding in Vietnam as follows:


 1.1. Trademark information

–       Trademark: Please specify

–       Class: 35 – Selling of bottles of wine

1.2      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 Vietnam, in a smooth case, for your consideration

1.2.1. Trademark searches (Optional)

 Trademark search for 01 trademark in one class


Official Fees


Attorney’s Fees


1.  Fee for conducting search 01 trademark in one class (optional)


2.  Bank charges




5% VAT:




                        In words: One hundred and twenty six US Dollars

Note: The above-quoted fees include 5% VAT of our service charge, bank charges ($US 20.00)

 1.2.2. Trademark registration


Trademark registration for one trademark in one class:



Official Fees


Attorney’s Fees


1.   Fee for filing an application and issuing certificate      forone class of goods/services within 6 items



2. Fee for granting a registration certificate for one trademark in one class of G/S (without limitation of number of goods/services in each class)



Communication cost


Bank charge:




5% VAT:




            In words: Four hundred twenty two US dollars and ten cents

Note:  The above-quoted fees include 5% VAT of our service charge, bank charges ($US25.00) and actual communication costs ($US30.00). In case of any office action or possible opposition which may occur during the application proceedings, an additional charge may be incurred, upon your approval.

 2.      Procedure and timeline

 2.1. The duration of a trademark searches is around 10-15 working days.

 2.2. The duration for a trademark application from mature to proceed to registration is around 14-18 months from the filing date, involving these stages (1) examination as to formality and publication on the Gazette (3-4 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.

 3. Required documents and information

 –       Name and address of the Applicant;

–       List of Goods/Services

–       Specimen of the applied mark (in e-copy only)

–       An original Power of Attorney which is simply signed by the Applicant. No need notarization. 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; One original Power of Attorney can be used for filling one or more applications.

We hope the above is of your assistance. Should you have any inquiry, please do not hesitate to contact us.