Question: I’m sending this email to trademark attorney of SB LAW in regards to trademark registrations in Vietnam. Our company is a foreign company incorporated in the UK, and we’re interested in registering trademarks in Vietnam as part of our IP protection procedures.

I learned that this is your expertise and something that you can provide professional service on. Would you be able to provide us with info on the procedure, cost and any required info as the next steps for trademark applications?

Thank you and have a great day!

Answen: Thank you very much for your email regarding the subject matter. Regarding your enquiries concerning the subject matter, we would like to advise you on the 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.

Below is the breakdown of charges for registering a trademark in Vietnam, in a smooth case, for your consideration:

– Trademark search (Optional)

Description

Official Fees

(USD)

Attorney’s fee

(USD)

1. Fee for conducting a trademark search in one class (optional)

70.00

Note: the above excludes 5%VAT.

– Trademark registration

Description

Official Fees

(USD)

Attorney’s fee

(USD)

1.   Fee for filing an application for one class of G/S with up to 6 items *

– for each additional goods from 7th one (if any)

40.00

7.00

150.00

3.00

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)*

20.00

40.00

Total (Sum of Items with *)

250.00

 

In words: Three hundred and fifty US dollars.

Note: The above-quoted fees do not include 5% VAT of our service charge, bank charges ($US30) and actual communication costs ($US30-$US 40). In case of any office action or any possible opposition which may occur during the application proceedings, an additional charge may be incurred, upon the your approval.

2.  PROCEDURE AND TIMELINE

The duration of a trademark application is around 14-18 months – from the filing date to the actual receipt of the registration. The pricess involves these stages (1) formal examination and publication in the Gazette (3 months); (2) examination as to substance (9 months) and (3) issuance of registration certificate of the registered mark (2 months). Kindly note that the term for registration process in practice normally takes up to several months longer 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 Applicant;

–       List of Goods/Services;

–       Specimen of the applied mark;

–       An original Power of Attorney which is simply signed by the Applicant (our form in attachment) (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).

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.

 

If you would like further information on Inquiry on Trademark Registration in Vietnam, please either email to our Partners at: info@sblaw.vn or call to our Office:

Ha Noi Office: +84 (4) 62 62 0246

HCM Office: +84 (8) 35 208 101.

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