A foreign company and/or foreign individual can patent their design in Vietnam. In addition, if their design patent has new technical feature and they would like to protect such technical features, they can apply for protection under patent for invention.

The legal document for registering industrial design in Vietnam

Required documents 1.      Description;

2.      Seven (06) sets of photographs/drawings in the same ratio comprising front, back, top, bottom, left, right and perspective views. Dimension of representation should not be larger than 210mm x 297 mm (A4 size) and not be smaller than 90mm x 120mm.

3.      Power of Attorney (form provided by S&B Law)

4.      Priority document (if any): certified copy of design patent filed in origin country

 

Approximate time to obtain Design Patent  

10-12 months

 

Renewal Maximum renewals: 2 times

Renewal should be paid within 6 months prior to the expiry date (a grace period of 6 months expiry date is available providing that the Design Owner must pay late renewal fee)

Term of Validity 5 years (each term)

15 year (maximum, 2 times of renewal)

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