PATENT FOR INVENTIONS/ UTILITY SOLUTIONS IN VIETNAM
(INCLUDING INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION ENTRY NATIONAL PHASE)    
REQUIRED INFORMATION

1. Name, address and nationality of the Applicant(s);
2. Name, address and nationality of the inventor(s);
3. Title of the invention/utility solution;
4. Information about Priority right: Country, application number and filing date of the original application from which priority is claimed (if priority is claimed);
5. International filing number/or publication number (in case of the National Phase entry of a PCT application).


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

1. Power of Attorney from Applicant to VIPATCO (notarization is not required).
(The copy of the PoA is accepted for filing application but the original one must be submitted within 01 month from the filing date);
2. Deed of assignment of the priority rights where the Applicant is different from the applicant has been having the priority right (The copy of the Deed of assignment of the priority rights is accepted for filing application but the original one must be submitted within 01 month from the filing date), (if any); 
3. Deed of assignment of the application right from the inventor(s)/applicant to other applicant (The copy of the Deed of assignment of the application right is accepted for filing application but the original one must be submitted within 01 month from the filing date), (if  any);
4. Certified Priority Document (The copy of the Priority document is accepted for filing application but the Certified Priority document must be submitted within 01 month from the filing date), (if  any);
5. Specification with claims and abstract (English version - 01 copy);
6. Drawings of the invention (if any - 01 copy);
7. For the National Phase entry of PCT Application: Apart from the above documents, the following PCT documents should be submitt International Search Report, International Preliminary Examination Report, Notification of Change (if any).
  Notes:
 •  Since the Vietnamese version of the specification of the invention is required to be submitted within 31 months from the priority date, early sending English version is requested for translation work. If sending the specification causes inconvenience, the PCT application number or publication number should be early informed for downloading the specification from WIPO database;
• The original PoA can be submitted within 32 months from the priority date.
• If the International Application (PCT Application) into Vietnam National Phase after WIPO’s publication of application then Certified Priority Document is not required.


GENERAL INFORMATION:
1. Term for the Vietnam National Phase entry of a PCT application is 31 months from the first priority date; 
2. A request for substantive examination must be filed within 42 months (for invention) or 36 months (for utility solution) from the first priority date;
3. Time for formality examination is 01-02 months from the filing date and for substantive examination is 12 months (as for invention), 09 months (as for utility solution) from the date of publication Application (if the request for substantive examination submit before date of publication application) and from the date of the request for substantive examination (If the request for examination after date of Publication application);
4. The validity term of a Patent is 20 years (as for invention) and 10 years (as for utility solution) from the regular filing date and effective from the granting date;
5. Annuity only required to be paid after a Patent is granted.

 

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