Vietnam – The fourth period of reducing a number of Industrial property fees by 50%

As mentioned in our previous reports, in order to support applicants for intellectual industrial registrations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic during the difficult periods, the Vietnamese Ministry of Finance (MoF) issued three Circulars of reducing a number of industrial property fees in Vietnam by 50% during three respective periods of time (the first period was [...] Read more

Vietnam – The Locarno Classification 13th edition used

The Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (IPVN) has just issued Notice No. 11953/TB-SHTT dated 21 December 2021 regarding the use of the Locarno Classification 13th edition (LOC (13)) under the Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs. Accordingly, the LOC (13) will be applied for design applications filed from 1 January 2022. As […]

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Vietnam – The International Patent Classification (IPC) Version 2022.01 used

The Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (IPVN) has just informed, according to Notice No. 12044/TB-SHTT dated 27 December 2021, that the IPC Version 2022.01 under the Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the IPC will be applied as from 1 January 2022 in Vietnam. In the Notice, the IPVN has reminded that under Point 23.5 of Circular No. [...] Read more

Season’s Greetings & Holiday Notice

Dear our valuable Clients and Associates, Please be informed that our office will be closed 03 days from Saturday, January 1, 2022 to Monday, January 3, 2022 for New Year’s Day and 09 days from Saturday, January 29, 2022 to Sunday, February 6, 2022 for Tet holiday (Vietnamese Lunar New Year). We would like to […]

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Vietnam – Representative office of the patent office in Ho Chi Minh city starts directly receiving applications as normal

The Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (IPVN) has just informed that its representative office in Ho Chi Minh city has started directly receiving paper applications as normal from 18 October 2021 – according to Notice No. 9557/TB-SHTT dated 15 October 2021. Under its previous Notice, the representative office stopped directly receiving paper applications from 31 […]

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Vietnam – IP agent qualifying examination cancellation in 2021 and proposed changes

CANCELLATION IN 2021 The Covid-19 pandemic in Vietnam is still complicated, large gatherings of people would be considered. In light of this situation, the Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (IPVN) has issued Notice No. 9232/TB-SHTT dated 8 October 2021 to officially announce that it will not conduct the qualifying examination for industrial property agent (IP [...] Read more