Vietnam

world icon

Foreign filing information

PCT national stage entry

european validation Direct file pct stage

VN

Filing requirements

Deadline: 31 months*
Power of Attorney: Yes
Assignments: Sometimes
Language: Vietnamese
Translation Extension: Yes
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Deferred

Country notes

    *37 months with extension

inovia agents

Direct (Paris Convention) filing

european validation Direct file pct stage

VN

Filing requirements

Power of Attorney: Yes*
Assignments: Yes
Language: Vietnamese
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Deferred**

Country notes

    *Power of Attorney forms need to be filed, but neither notarization nor legalization is required. If the forms cannot be submitted at filing, it is possible to file late as a response to the NOIP’s Notification of Deficiencies (at a cost) within 1 month, with an extension of further 1 month, from the date of Office Action.

    **Examination request can be filed either at filing or later.Deadlinefor request for substantive examination is 42 months for inventions and 36 months for utility solutions, either from priority date or from filing date if no priority is claimed.

  • A certified copy of the priority document is required within 3 months from the filing date (with details needed at filing). Only the priority data is required at the time of filing (application number, filing date and country).

  • Translation of the patent specification can be submitted late, within 3 months from the filing date, provided that it is approved as an exceptional case by the key person at NOIP.

inovia agents