Vietnam – Quotation for Trademark registration claiming priority right

Vietnam – Quotation for Trademark registration claiming priority right
December 06 16:53 2016

SBLAW would like to advise you on the procedure and our fee schedule in relation to the trademark registration proceeding in Vietnam as follows:


1.1 Trademark information

     –    Trademark:

      –     Class 29

      –     PRC priority application in Australia

  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 search (Optional)

 The fee for trademark registration in Vietnam is counted based  on number of classes and items within each class. Your Australian trademark includes 77 additional goods/items from 6th one which shall be further charged. Therefore, you could file Vietnam trademark with the same items as filed in Australia or you could delete items to save your budget.

Description Official Fees


Attorney’s fee


1. Fee for conducting one trademark search in one class  (optional) 80.00

                                                                                               In words: Eighty US dollars only

  Note: The above-quoted fees do not include 5% VAT of our service charge, bank charges   ($US20) and actual communication costs ($US30-$US40).

 1.2.2. Trademark registration

Description Official Fees


Attorney’s fee


1.        Fee for filing an application for one class of goods within 6 items*

– Fee for 77 additional goods from the sixth one



7.00 x 77

= 539.00



3.00 x 77

= 231.00

2. Fee for priority claims of one trademark application  40.00   80.00
3. Fee for granting certificate for one class 25.00 30.00



One thousand one hundred and thirty five US dollars only


  • The above-quoted fees do not include 5% VAT of our service charge, bank charges ($US30) and actual communication costs ($US30-$US40). 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.
  • Fee for translating priority documents from English into Vietnamese is $US7/100 words

2. Procedure and timeline

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

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) (available)
  • An original Power of Attorney which is simply signed by the Applicant. 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.
  • A notarized priority claiming documents (A notarized copies of the initial application to evidence the ground for enjoying the right of priority)