Client: We are Indonesia company and would like to file a design application in Lao PDR and Vietnam respectively.

Therefore, please let us have your charges inclusive of your professional fees, official fees and expected disbursements for a smooth application from filing up to registration of a design. Kindly provide us the filing requirements and the required documents in Microsoft Word format.

We would appreciate if you could provide us your latest schedule of charges for our reference.

We look forward to hearing from you urgently by today.

SBLAW: Thank you for your email regarding the subject matter. At your enquiry, we would like to advise you on the procedure for registering industrial design in Laos and Vietnam as follows:

I. GENERAL REQUIREMENT

 a. The protective criteria of Industrial Design

In order to protect in Laos and Vietnam, an industrial design must meet all of the following conditions:

Novel

Inventive step

Industrial Applicability

Industrial Design

x

x

x

b. The validity of the industrial design patent

Industrial design patent shall have a validity starting from the grant date and expiring at the end of 5 years after the filing date and may be renewed for two consecutive terms, each of 5 years.

c. Estimated time for registration

An industrial design application will be passed the following procedures:

Countries

Works

Estimated time

Vietnam

Formality examination: Examination the legitimate of the application and enclosed documents. If these documents meet the formality requires, of Department of Intellectual Property Rights (DIPR) will issue the decision on the formality legitimate of the application

Publication: The application will be published on the Industrial Property Gazette

Substantive examination: The application will be examine the protective criteria of the industrial design

12-16 months counted from the filing date of the application

Laos

12-16 months counted from the filing date of the application

 d. The required documents:

 General document:

–   The notarized Power of Attorney (SBLAW’s form) for Laos and Signed POA only for Vietnam;

–   Full name, address and nationality of the applicant;

–   Full name, address and nationality of the designer;

–   Title of the design;

–   Indication of the kind of products for which the industrial design is to be used;

–   Priority document (if any);

–   The set of picture of the industrial design under the guideline of SBLAW;

II. FEE

2.1. LAOS

Fee for registration of 01 Industrial design

No.

Works

Official fees

(USD)

Attorney’s fees

(USD)

1

Fee for registration of 01 Industrial design

300.00

150.00

TOTAL

450.00 USD

Four hundred and fifty US Dollars only

Note: This fee includes the official fee and our agency fee, fee for granting certificate; excludes 5% VAT, communication fee ($30.00-40.00), bank charge ($20.00), fee for responding Office Action, fee for amending the application (If any). We will inform you all arising fees for your decision before taking any action.

 2.2. VIETNAM

Fee for registration of 01 Industrial design

No.

Works

Official fees (USD)

Attorney’s fee (USD)

1

Fee for filing an application for industrial design application

9.60

130.00

– Additional charge for each additional variation from 2nd one

9.60

20.00

2

Claiming priority right (for each earlier priority)

32.00

40.00

3

Publication of industrial design application

6.40

40.00

– Additional charge for each figure from 2nd one

3.20

5.00

4

Substantive examination (for each variation, inclusive of information search)

22.40

40.00

5

Granting patents for industrial design(including Register and Publication)

19.2

50.00

– Additional charge for each figure from 2nd one

3.20

5.00

6

Draft specification of design

40.00

TOTAL (number in bold)

357.60 USD

Three hundred and fifty seven US Dollar and sixty cents only

Note: This fee includes the office fee of NOIP and our agency fee, fee for granting patent; excludes 5% VAT, fee for responding NOIP’s Action, fee for amending the application (If any). We will inform you all arising fees for your decision before taking any action.

We do hope that the above mentioned information will be useful for you. Should you have any enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

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