HomeIP-GuideVietnam General informationIndustrial Design Vietnam
  • International Country Code:

    VN
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +07:00
  • Currency:

    Vietnamese dong (VND)

Industrial Design registration in Vietnam

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  • Design fees

Fees associated with filing an industrial design application in Vietnam as well as other design fees are available in the fee calculator.

  • Minimum filing requirements in Vietnam

- applicant's name and address, inventor's name and address;
- set of pictures/drawings of the design and a sheet indicating the salient novelty;
- description of the features of a design to which the registration is sought.

  • Multiple design applications

Multiple design applications are possible in Vietnam.

  • Validity term

The validity term of a design in Vietnam is five years from the filing date and may be renewed twice every five years (15 years in total).

  • Examination of a design application in Vietnam

Substantive examination need not be requested additionally as it will be initiated automatically within 6 months from the date of publication of the application.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

The POA must be submitted within one month from filing an industrial design application in Vietnam. Notarization or legalisation is not required.

  • Priority document

The certified copy of the priority document should be translated into Vietnamese and may be provided within one month from the filing the industrial design application in Vietnam.

  • Grace period

Novelty grace period for industrial design is six months from the first disclosure/publication/exhibition.

  • Grant and patent maintenance

The official grant fee for the industrial design patent must be paid within three months from issuance the decision to grant a patent. To renew the validity of the design patent, the owner must file a request for renewal and pay the renewal fee within six months before the expiry of the preceding validity term. The design patent may also be renewed within 6 months after the renewal due date on condition of payment of an additional charge.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For foreign persons, it is required to perform the industrial design prosecution in Vietnam through an agent, a registered Vietnamese patent attorney.

  • What can be registered

An industrial design means a specific appearance of a product embodied by three-dimensional configurations, lines, colours, or a combination of these elements.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by DAI TIN & ASSOCIATES on 15.01.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Vietnamese IP Laws.

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