Question: Please let us have your estimate costs 1-3 below including official fee and your service charge.

  1. The cost of trademark search
  2. The cost of filing the trademark application
  3. The registration fee

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

  1. FEE SCHEDULE

1.1   Trademark information

–       Trademarks: 02 (please specify)

–       Class(es)01 class for the first trademark; 03 classes for the second trademark

 (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)

Trademark search for 02 trademarks

Description Official Fees

(USD)

Attorney’s Fees

(USD)

1.  Fee for conducting search 01 trademark in 01 class (optional)   80.00
2.  Fee for conducting search 01 trademark in 03 classes(optional) 80.00 * 3 = 240.00
3.  Communication costs   20.00
Sub-total: 340.00
5% VAT:   17.00
Bank charge:    25.00
TOTAL  382.00

                          In words: Three hundred eighty two US Dollars only

Note: The above-quoted fees include 5% VAT of our service charge, bank charges ($US25.00) and actual communication costs ($US20.00)

Trademark registration for 01 trademark in one class:

 

Description Official Fees

(USD)

Attorney’s Fees

(USD)

1. Fee for filing two applications for one class of goods/services within 6 items* 80.00 150.00
2. Fee for granting a registration certificate for one trademark in one class of G/S (without limitation of number of goods/services in each class)* 30.00 50.00
3.  Communication costs (*) 40.00
Sub-total (with *) 350.00
5% VAT:  17.50
Bank charge:   25.00
TOTAL 392.50

In words: Three hundred ninety two US Dollars and fifty cents only 

Trademark registration for 01 trademark in three classes:

 

Description Official Fees

(USD)

Attorney’s Fees

(USD)

1. Fee for filing one application for one class of goods/services within 6 items 80.00 150.00
– Fee for filing one application for 02 additional classes of goods/services within 6 items 50.00 * 2

= 100.00

120.00 * 2

= 240.00

2.   Fee for granting a registration certificate for one trademark in one class of G/S (without limitation of number of goods/services in each class)

 – Fee granting a registration certificate for two additional classes from the 2nd one

30.00

 

8.00 * 2

= 16.00

50.00

 

30.00 * 2

= 60.00

3.  Communication costs 40.00
Sub-total (with *) 766.00
5% VAT:  38.30
Bank charge:   25.00
TOTAL 829.30

In words: Eight hundred and twenty nine US Dollars and thirty cents

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.

  1. Procedure and timeline

The duration of a trademark searches 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.

  1. 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. 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.


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