(Q&A) Trademark Registration – Vietnam

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Trademark Registration – Vietnam

Q: We would like to get a quotation from your firm, for the filing of a trademark. Kindly advice the estimated cost for our preliminary consideration.

A: Thank you very much for your email regarding the subject matter. As one of the leading Vietnamese law firms, we are capable of assisting you with handling all IP matters in Vietnam in an efficient and cost-competitive way.

For your further information, we cordially invite you to visit our official website at www.sblaw.vn. We hope to build up a long-term bussiness relationship with your esteemed firm in the next time.

Regarding your enquiries concerning the subject matter, we would like to advise you procedure and our fee schedule in relation to the trademark registration proceeding in Vietnam as follows:

1. 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.

2. PROCEDURE AND TIMELINE

In Vietnam, the duration for a trademark application from mature to proceed to registration is round  14-18 months from the filing date, involving these stages (1) examination as to formality and publication on the Gazette (3 months); (2) examination as to substance (9 months) and (3) issuance of registration certificate for the registered mark (2 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 the Applicant;

– List of Goods/Services;

– Specimen of the applied mark (in soft copy);

– An original Power of Attorney (POA).

Notes: – For Vietnamese applications, the POA is simply signed by the Applicant only. Please further noted that a scanned/faxed copy of the POA is acceptable upon filing provided that the original copy is submitted within 01 month from the filing date;

– In Vietnam class headings and/or general description of designated goods/services are not applicable. The G/S should be correlative to those having code number listed in the Nice classification 10th edition. We hope the above is of your assistance.

Should you have any inquiry, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you very soon.