Vietnam Trademark Opposition Proceeding


Under the current IP Law of Vietnam, opposition is not considered as a seperate proceeding, it is only considered as a reference in the examination proceeding of trademark applications.

Within a period from the publication date of the application and the date on that a decision on granting a certificate of trademark registration is issued (i.e. during the time of the substantive examination) any interested party may file an opposition against a pending application with the NOIP and in such a case, it has to present the grounds for opposition and provide evidences on which the opposition are based.

For filing an opposition against a pending application, the following documents are required:

(i)     A Power of Attorney, which is signed by the Applicant. No notarization and/or legalization is required.

(ii)    Documentary evidence in support of the opposition (if any).