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  • Annuity Payment

    According to Vietnam Patent Law:

    (1) Annuity payment is not applicable for pending patent applications.

    (2) Validity of patents is counted from the filing date/priority date, and

    (3) Annuity due date is counted from grant date of granted patents.

    When to pay: To maintain validity of a patent, annuity fee should be paid within 06 months before the annuity due date.

    Late payment: Annuities can be paid late within 06 months from the due date provided that patent owners pay a late fee of 10% of the total fees for each month late.

    Documents required: A Power of Attorney (POA) for HAIHAN-IP, which is simply signed by the patent owner.

    Decision from IP Vietnam: After 4-6 months from the annuity payment, the Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (IP Vietnam) will issue a Decision to record the validity.

    Decision to record Annuity Payment issued by the IP Vietnam is attached herewith for reference:

    annuity payment in Vietnam

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    PATENT SEARCH

    PATENT SEARCH IN VIETNAM

    Each IP firm can use their own database and IP Lib to conduct patent search. The skills of IP searchers are very important to receive correct search results.

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    PCT Patent in Vietnam

    PCT NATIONAL PHASE IN VIETNAM

    The time limit for entry of a PCT application into Vietnam national phase under both Chapter I and Chapter II is 31 months (not 30 months).

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     patent acceleration in vietnam

    PATENT ACCELERATION IN VIETNAM

    To accelerate, it is suggested to conform the VN application to a granted patent of a corresponding application filed in foreign countries, especially filed in Japan, US or Europe.

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     annuity payment in Vietnam

    PATENT ANNUITIES IN VIETNAM

    Patent owners are requested to pay annuities for granted patents within 06 months before the annuity due date.

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