What documents would be required for trademark registration?

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Question:  Our company would like to register Vietnam trademark, please quote a total price (including official and agency fees) for registering trademarks in Vietnam.

-What documents would be required for my client?

–  Need a notarized POA?

–  Trademark search is free or charged?

–  The time of entire process?

–  The time of application submission?

–  The time of receiving an official acceptance receipt or record?

Answer:

Regarding your enquiries concerning the subject matter, 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. FEE SCHEDULE

1.1   Trademark information

– Trademark:   Please specify

– Class(es):   Please specify

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)

Description Official Fees

(USD)

Attorney’s Fees

(USD)

1.  Fee for conducting search 01 trademark inone class (optional) 80.00
2.  Communication costs    20.00
Sub-total:   100.00
5% VAT:      5.00
Bank charge:     20.00
TOTAL   125.00

                                   In words: One hundred and twenty five US Dollars only

Note: The above-quoted fees include 5% VAT of our service charge, bank charges ($US20) and actual communication costs ($US20)

1.2.2. Trademark registration

Description Official Fees

(USD)

Attorney’s Fees

(USD)

1.   Fee for filing an application and issuing certificate      for one class of goods/services within 6 items* 110.00 200.00
2. Fee for filling an application and issuing certificate for additional classes of goods/services within 6 items 50.00 120.00
3. Fee for registration application for each additional good/service from the 7thgoods/services (if any) 7.00   3.00
4.  Communication costs (*)  30.00
Sub-total (with *) 340.00
5% VAT:   17.00
Bank charge:   20.00
TOTAL 377.00

            In words: Three hundred and seventy seven US Dollars only

Note: 

–       The above-quoted fees include 5% VAT of our service charge, bank charges and actual communication costs. 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.

–       It takes one – two days for preparing, filing trademark application and obtaining the

filing number from your filing instruction.

2. Procedure and timeline

The duration of a trademark search 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)

–       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).