Important Frequently Asked Questions of trademark registration in Vietnam

What are required documents for registering trademark in Vietnam ?

The applicant have to prepare the bellow documents:
– Sample of trademark (Soft copy sent by email)
– Name and address of Applicant.
– List of goods/services which are bearing the trademark.
– The Power of Attorney.
– Priority claim and priority documents (if any)

How long does it take for registering trademark in Vietnam?

It often takes 14 to 18 months from filing date. The application will be pass 04 stages:
– Stage 1: Formal examination.
– Stage 2: Publication and opposition.
– Stage 3: Substantive Examination.
– Stage 4: Granting.

How much does it cost for registering trademark in Vietnam?

The total cost for registering a trademark for one class in Vietnam (in a smooth case) is 135 USD (include official fees and professional fees).

Could a foreign organizations and individuals file trademark application in Vietnam by themselves ?

No. They can not.
They must file the trademark application through their lawful representatives in Vietnam by POA (Power of Attorney).

Is trademark search required before filing ?

No, it optional.
Conduction a trademark search before filing trademark application in Vietnam will help you determine whether your trademark is registrable and whether your trademark infringes on other filed trademark application.Trademark-search-in-vietnam-optional

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