Vietnam-patent and design statistics

VIETNAM – PATENT AND DESIGN STATISTICS

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DOMESTIC STATISTICS

The Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (IPVN) has posted a list of domestic design and patent cases (the applicants/owners of which are Vietnamese entities) that have been published in the first six months of 2022. Accordingly, the statistics show the most updated situation of domestic patents and designs.

The statistics indicates the origins of the cases from 63 provinces/cities in Vietnam. While Hanoi is the capital and Ho Chi Minh (HCM) city is a main economic center of Vietnam, along with this, the chart below shows the big numbers of cases from the two centers.

The total of patent applications is 650 cases and the total of design applications is 846 cases. Among these patent cases, 447 cases are patent for invention applications (69%) and 173 cases are patent for utility solution (utility model) applications (31%).

The statistics also include numbers of granted patents as shown below.

COMMON STATISTICS

Besides, the IPVN has also posted the numbers of 2021.

Patent cases

Accordingly, we have the below figure showing the patent filing data of the last 10 years.

The figure indicates that in general, both the number of domestic applications and foreign applications (the applicants are foreign entities) have gradually increased with a stronger increase in recent years.
 
During the last 10 years, comparing 2021 to 2012, the number of domestic applications increases by 261%. However, the proportion of domestic ones is considered small – for instance, in 2021, the number of domestic applications occupies only about 17%.
 
The below statistics reveal that overall, the speed of granting patents has also increased.

Design cases

Similarly, we have below the corresponding figure of designs that shows the filing data of the last 10 years.

Like the patents, in general, both of the numbers of domestic and foreign applications have gradually increased, and during the 10 years, comparing 2021 to 2012, the number of domestic applications increases by 152%.

However, contrast to the patents, the proportion of domestic designs is significantly larger. For instance, in 2021, the number of domestic applications occupies about 60%.

Overall, the speed of granting has increased but with a slight reduction in recent years, which is revealed by the below statistics.

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By Tran Ha Giang

INVESTIP IP LAW FIRM