Question: We would also want to know more details about the annual fee for the inventions/ utility solutions/designs, and the fee for responding the office action.
Answer: Regarding your enquiries concerning the subject matter, we would like to advise you procedure and our fee schedule in relation to the intellectual property registration proceeding in Vietnam as follows:

 1.FEE FOR RESPONSES OFFICE ACTION

 Please be noted that our fee of responses to office actions is flexible and dependent on the complexity of each case. In general, our fee as follows:

  Works Fee

($US)

1 Fee for responses in formality examination 150.00 – 300.00
2 Fee for responses in substantive examination 300.00 – 500.00

 

2. ANNUITY PAYMENT OF PATENT

 Procedure

 Required documents and information:

 For us to file Annuity payment of Patent, the following documents/information should be provided:

 Instruction letter for Annuity payment

Information of Patent

 Timeline:01-02 months from filing date

 Fee schedule

  Annuity fees (per annum for one independent claim) Official Fee

($US)

Attorney’s fee

per patent ($US)

1 1st and 2nd year 30.00 60.00
2 3rd and 4th year 60.00 60.00
3 5th and 6th year 90.00 70.00
4 7th and 8th year 120.00 80.00
5 9th and 10th year 150.00 85.00
6 11th to 13th year 180.00 90.00
7 14th to 16th year 220.00 100.00
8 17th to 20th year 270.00 120.00

 Note: The above cost includes Official fee and Agency fee; exclude 5% VAT, bank charge ($30-40) and communication fees ($30-40); do not include additional fees in case of refusal. In case of any office action which may occur during the application proceedings, an additional charge may be incurred, upon your approval.

 3. RENEWAL OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN PATENT

 Fee Schedule

 The information below is the breakdown of charges for renewal of 01 industrial design registrations in Vietnam, in a smooth case, for your consideration:

Description Official Fees

(USD)

Attorney Fees

(USD)

Fee for renewal of Industrial Design Patent for 01 variation 80.00 150.00
Sub-total 230.00

Note: The above cost includes Official fee and Agency fee; exclude 5% VAT, bank charge ($30-40) and communication fees ($30-40); do not include additional fees in case of refusal. In case of any office action which may occur during the application proceedings, an additional charge may be incurred, upon your approval.

 The request for design renewal can be filed within 6 months prior to the due date. There is a grace-period of 6 months acceptable for late renewal. In this circumstance, a late fine by 10% of official renewal fee is applied for each month late.

Required documents

 – The original of Industrial Design Patent.

– An original Power of Attorney with a simply signature of the Applicant (form of SBLAW).

 We hope the above is of your assistance. Should you have any inquiry, please do not hesitate to contact us.



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