PCT patent filling in Vietnam


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.

3Competitive 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.