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In order to renew a industrial design patent & trademark registration, a renewal application, with prescribed renewal fee, must be filed within 6 months before the expiration date of the patent/registration, or within a grace period of six months after the expiration date, with payment of an additional fee of 10% of normal fee for each month overdue.

Required documents

  • A Power of Attorney or a instruction letter (required at the filing);
  • The original industrial design patent or the original certificate of trademark registration, if endorsement on the patent or the certificate is required by the holder (required at filing).

Note: For all applications including applications for utility solution, patent, trademark and industrial design, notarization of Power of Attorney and Deed of Assignment is no longer required, just need to be signed the Applicant if the Applicant is a natural person; or by the authorized person of applicant if the applicant is a legal entity and affixed by the corporate seal of such an entity (if any).

Requirements of an Assignment Agreement

  • Full name and address of the assignor and assignee;
  • Details on the assigned subject;
  • Price of the assignment and term of payment;
  • Rights and obligations of each party;
  • Conditions for amendment, termination and invalidation of the agreement;
  • Method of settlement of complains and disputes;
  • Date and place of signing;
  • Signatures of the parties or of their authorized representatives with the full names and position of the signatories.

Documents Required for Recordal of an Assignment Agreement

  • A Power of Attorney from the assignor and assignee (required within one month from the filing date);
  • Two original or certified copies of the agreement, including appendix or appendices (if any) and their Vietnamese translations;
  • Original patent of invention/utility solution/industrial design or certificate of registration of trademark.

Notes:

  • Assignment must be recorded with the Vietnam National Office of Industrial Property in order to be enforceable;
  • Request for recordal should be filed within 60 days from the date of signing of the agreement;
  • Multiple page agreement must have signatures of both assignor and assignee on each pages or all pages must be attested and marginally stamped;
  • For all applications including applications for utility solution, patent, trademark and industrial design, notarization of Power of Attorney and Deed of Assignment is no longer required, just need to be signed the applicant if the applicant is a natural person; or by the authorized person of applicant if the applicant is a legal entity and affixed by the corporate seal of such an entity (if any).

Documents

  • A Power of Attorney from the applicant (required within one month from the filing date);
  • 6 sets of photos/drawings comprising of front, top, bottom, left, right, back and perspective views (required at filing). They must be in the same scale and size must not smaller than 90mm x 120 mm and not larger than 210 mm x 297 mm. Please note that if a design is applied to a part of an article, perspective photos/drawings of the article showing this part are required;
  • In the case where the design is of a high level of difficulty, a cross-sectional drawing(s) in necessary places may be required.

    If an article to which the design is applied has a lid or is foldable (for example: refrigerator, wardrobe or suitcase), drawings or photos of it in the open position are required.

  • Description of the design which should show its main characteristics (required at filing).

Note: For all applications including applications for utility solution, patent, trademark and industrial design, notarization of Power of Attorney and Deed of Assignment is no longer required, just need to be signed the applicant if the applicant is a natural person; or by the authorized person of applicant if the applicant is a legal entity and affixed by the corporate seal of such an entity (if any).

Information

  • Full name, address and nationality of the applicant and creator(s);
  • Filing date, application number and country of the earlier application from which the Paris convention priority is claimed.