In case the foreign patent owner would like to enter the national phase with patent office of Vietnam, SBLaw advises the procedure and fee for registering a PCT application in Vietnam as hereafter:
1.Time Frame of patent application in Vietnam:
A patent application in Vietnam shall be passed through three stages:
|Stages||Time Frame||Content of examination|
|Formality examination||1 month from the filing date (if all required document are submitted) or from the date of supplementation of all documents.||Examination of formality of patent application|
|Publication of patent application||19 months counted from the date of acceptance of patent application or the first filing date whatever comes first.||Publishing patent application in IP Gazette|
|Substantive examination||14 -18 months from the publication date of required date||Examination of criteria of protection of patent application.|
2. Required document for filing patent application in Vietnam:
In order to register patent in Vietnam, client should provide us Power of Attorney (POA).
Please note that neither notarization nor legalization is required for this POA. A copy sent via email is filed at filing and the original should be submitted within 3 months from the filing date.
3. Competitive fee for filing a patent application in Vietnam.
Kindly note that: fee for filing a patent application in Vietnam is totally dependent on number of independent claims, length of specifications, namely as followings
Thus, the owner of patent should provide us the following information:
PCT application number:
Number of independence claims:
Pages of patent’s specification:
Total words of patent’s specification:
Upon receiving these information, we will provide the exact fee.
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