1. Trademark search (Optional):

In order to verify the registrablity of your trademark in Vietnam before officially filing trademark application at National Office of Intellectual Property (NOIP), you should conduct a search of the trademark.

The result will show whether or not your trademark is similar to trademark registered by other applicants for the same product/service.

In addition, the result will also indicate that the launching of your product under your trademark/brand name into Vietnam market is legal or illegal by that time.

Time frame: 02 working days

Required documents:

The applicant shall send SB LAW the following documents:

  • 05 samples of trademark.
  • List of products/service bearing trademark

2. Register trademark in Vietnam

2.1 Time frame of trademark registration in Vietnam:

The trademark application shall be passed through three stages:

  • Formality examination of trademark application: 01 month
  • Publication of trademark application: 02 months counted from the date of acceptance of formality of the trademark application
  • Substantive examination: 08-09 months counted from the date of publishing the trademark application
  • If the result of substantive examination shows that applicant’s trademark is registrable, NOIP shall issue Certificate of Trademark Registration within 01 month.

2.2 Required documents:

In order to register trademark in Vietnam, the applicant shall provide S&B LAW the following documents:

  • 12 samples of trademark (size 8 cm x 8 cm);
  • Power of Attorney (Provided by SBLAW);
  • List of products/service bearing trademark.

2.3 Validity Duration of trademark registration:

A trademark once registered is valid for a term of 10 years and can be renewed every 10 years for an unlimited period.

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