Question: We are a Company dealing with the manufacturing of Cosmetic products, with quite a few Registered Trademarks having a very good reputation in Korea, planning to do the same internationally too.

Kindly furnish a quotation with the following details in your country:

1. Fees for a detailed Search Report.

2. Fees for every stage in Trademark Registration- stage wise break up of fees for every stage right from filing of Trademark Application to receiving Trademark Registration Certificate.

3. Fees for taking Opposition.

Also let us know an approximate estimation of time required for successful Registration of Trademark.

Feel free to contact me anytime for any details you may require.

Answen: Thank you 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)

80.00

Note: the above excludes 5%VAT and bank charge.

– 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: Two hundred and fifty US dollars.

–  Fee for Opposition

STT

Description

Official Fees

(USD)

Attorney’s fee

(USD)

1 Fee for filing opposition (case by case)

15.00

300.00-1,000.00

2 Fee for responding to the counter-respond of the applicant (per time)

150.00

Note: The above-quoted fees do not include 5% VAT of our service charge, bank charges ($US30) and actual communication costs ($US30-$US40). In case of any office action or any possible opposition which may occur during the application proceedings, an additional charge may be incurred, upon 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 prices involve 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.

Regarding the opposition, it will take about 6-18 months depending on the complication of each case.

 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 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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