Question:

We are an IP firm based in Singapore and we have a client who wishes to register their trademark in Vietnam.

We kindly request for a fee schedule for trademark registration in Vietnam that is extended to foreign associates such as ourselves, as well the process and documents required for a trademark application in Vietnam for the year 2017.
We hope to hear from you again as soon as possible and we look forward to working together closely in future.

Answer:

Regarding your enquiries concerning the subject matter, we would like to advise you procedure and our preferred fee schedule in relation to trademark registration in Vietnam as follows:

  1. FEE SCHEDULE

1.1.  Trademark information

–       Trademarks: (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

(USD)

Attorney’s Fees

(USD)

1. Fee for conducting search 01 trademark in one class (optional) 85.00
5% VAT:     4.25
Bank charge:    20.00
TOTAL 109.25

                          In words: One hundred and nine US Dollars and twenty five Cents

Note: The above-quoted fees include 5% VAT of our service charge, bank charges ($US20.00).

1.2.2. Trademark registration

Trademark registration for one trademark in one class:

Description Official Fees

(USD)

Attorney’s Fees

(USD)

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

–      for each additional Class from the 2nd one

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

65.00

45.00

10.00

150.00

90.00

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) *

–  Fee granting a registration certificate for each additional class from the 2nd one

22.00

 

8.00

50.00

 

30.00

3.  Communication cost 30.00
Sub-total with (*): 317.00
5% VAT: 15.85
Bank charge: 20.00
TOTAL 352.85

            In words: Three hundred fifty-two US Dollars and eighty-five Cents

 

Note:  The above-quoted fees include 5% VAT of our service charge, bank charges ($US25.00) and actual communication costs ($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 10-15 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. (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.

We hope the above is of your assistance and hope to build up a long term co-operation with your esteemed firm in the next time.

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