Question: Our company would like to register a few trademarks in Vietnam for its cigarette. I would be pleased if you could provide me with your current legal fee for the registration of trademark and also procedures and estimated time.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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Regarding your enquiries, we would like to advise you procedure and our fee schedule in relation to the intellectual property registration proceeding in Vietnam as follows:
- TRADEMARK INFORMATION:
- 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 for 01 trademark in 01 class in Vietnam, in a smooth case, for your consideration:
2.1. Trademark search (Optional)
|1. Fee for conducting one trademark search in one class (optional)||—||100.00|
Note: The above-quoted fees do not include 5% VAT of our service charge, bank charges ($US 30.00) and actual communication costs ($US 20.00).
2.2. Trademark registration
|1. Fee for filing an application for the first class within 6 items||65.00||140.00|
|– Fee for filing an application for the second class within 6 items||45.00||90.00|
|– For each additional good/service from the 7thgoods/services in each class (if any)||10.00||3.00|
|2. Fee for granting certificate for the first class||22.00||60.00|
|– Fee for granting certificate for the second class||8.00||30.00|
|Total (sum of Items in bold)
Two hundred and eighty seven US dollars
Note: The above-quoted fees do not include 5% VAT of our service charge, bank charges ($US 30.00) and actual communication costs ($US 30.00-$US 40.00). 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.
- Procedure and timeline
The duration of a trademark searches is around 05 – 10 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.
- Required documents and information
- Name and address of the Applicant; (Please advise)
- List of Goods/Services (available)
- Specimen of the applied mark (in e-copy only) (Please advise)
- An original Power of Attorney which is simply signed by the Applicant. 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.