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TRADEMARK REGISTRATION IN VIETNAM

Việt Á

21/08/2017 09:12

I.          REQUIREMENTS
 
Information
  • Full name, address and nationality of the applicant;
  • Detailed description of applied goods/services and international class(es).
Required documents
  • Trademark specimen (in electronic form);
  • Certified copy of priority document, if claimed. Priority data (application number, date and country) is required at filing;
  • Signed Power of Attorney of applicant (under our form).
Notes:
  • Language of filing: Vietnamese;
  • The Nice Classification -10th Edition (amended in 2015 & 2016) applied from October 01, 2016.
II.        TIME LIMIT
  • Formality examination is 01 month from the application’s filing date;
  • Publication of the application is 02 months from the application’s formality acceptance date;
  • Substantive examination is 09 months from the application’s publication date;
However, in practice, the time frame is usually longer due to the examiners’ working overload. Normally, it takes about 18-22 months from filing to registration.
 
III.       VALIDITY TERM
 
A certificate of Trademark Registration is valid for 10 years from the filing date, renewable for unlimited times, each time of 10 years.