Question: Recently, I have been interested in registering Thai trademark in Vietnam and I have found your company. So I would like to ask whether you could kindly advise me regarding this issue as well as provide me the quotation in Vietnamese dong (please kindly advise about official fee as well), time frame, and procedure.

Answer:

Concerning the subject matter, as one of the leading Vietnamese law firms, we are capable of assisting you with handling all IP matters in Vietnam in an efficient and cost-competitive manner. For your further information, we cordially invite you to visit our official website at www.sblaw.vn. We hope to build up a long-term business relationship with your esteemed firm in the next time. Regarding your enquiries concerning the subject matter, we would like to advise you procedure and our fee schedule in relation to trademark registration in Vietnam as follows:

  1. FEE SCHEDULE

1.1   Trademark information

–       Trademark: (Please specify)

–       Class(es): (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 01 trademark in one class

 

Description Official Fees

(VND)

Attorney’s Fees

(VND)

1. Fee for conducting search 01 trademark inone class (optional) 1.800.000
5% VAT: 90.000
TOTAL 1.890.000

                          In words: One million eight hundred and ninety thousand Vietnamese dongs.

Note: The above-quoted fees include 5% VAT of our service charge.

1.2.2. Trademark registration

Trademark registration for one trademark in one class:

 

Description Official Fees

(VND)

Attorney’s Fees

(VND)

1.   Fee for filing an application and issuing certificate      for one class of goods/services within 6 items*  

1.360.000

 

4.180.000

–      for each additional Class from the 2nd one (if any) 880.000 2.640.000
–     for each additional goods/services from 7th one (if any) 150.000 80.000
–     Fee granting a registration certificate for each additional class from the 2nd one (if any) 100.000 660.000
2.  Communication cost * 660.000
Sub-total (with *): 6.200.000
5% VAT: 310.000
TOTAL 6.510.000

            In words: Six million five hundred and ten thousand Vietnamese dongs

Note:  The above-quoted fees include 5% VAT of our service charge, and actual communication costs ($US30.00). 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

2.1. The duration of a trademark searches is around 07-10 working days.

2.2. 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. No need notarization or legalization (SBLAW’s  form). 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; One original Power of Attorney can be used for filling one or more applications.


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