Trademark Practices


A. Document requirements


i) Full name, address, and nationality of the applicant(s);

ii) Description of goods/services;

iii) Filing date, application number and country of the basic application(s), if convention priority is claimed.


i) A Power of Attorney, which is simply signed by the applicant(s). Notarization or legislation is not required. The copy of duly signed POA is accepted provided that the original must be submitted within one (1) month from the filing date.

ii) 10 specimens per mark within the size of 80 mm x 80 mm, word mark or mark in black and white may be prepared at our end if you send us a specimen (in case of colored marks, we need specimens by post or in electronic format).

iii) A certified copy of the priority documents (if any). This document can be filed within one (1) month from the filing date.

B. Time frame for registration

Under current practice in Vietnam, a trademark application is subjected to the following stages:

Formality examination: after 1-2 months from the filing date, if the application fulfils the requirements of formality, it will be formality accepted by NOIP;

Publication: within 02 months from the signing date of Decision on Formality Acceptance, the application shall be published on Industrial Property Official Gazette;

Substantive examination: this stage usually takes 9-11 months from the date of publication. In this stage, the application shall be examined as to substance in order to evaluate eligibility for protection in respect of protection requirements. If the application is considered to meet the protection requirement, it will be granted a Certificate of registration.

Granting registration certificate: 1 month from the date of payment of registration fees.


For more information about Trademark Renewal, please do not hesitate to contact us athoai le tan


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HAIHAN-IP is a registered IP Firm recorded by The National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP).