What is the industrial design?
Industrial design is the outside appearance of a product, expressed in shapes, lines, colours or a combination of these factors, used to distinguish goods from different organizations and individuals.
How to proceed?
The steps and procedures to register a trademark are as follows:
In practice, 12 to 18 months are required to complete all the steps.
The Vietnamese intellectual property system is divided in three areas:
IP rights registered in Vietnam can be enforced as follows:
The following contents shall not be protected as industrial design:
A product is protected as industrial design if it satisfies the following conditions:
From the date of issuance, the industrial design patent shall be valid for five (05) years.
The patent for an industrial design may be renewed twice in a row, every five (05) years.
Applicants when registering for protection of industrial designs shall carry out the following steps:
According to the provisions of Vietnam’s intellectual property law, the time for processing an industrial design protection registration application is 8 months (applicable to formality examination and substantive examination). However, in case of complex applications, the processing time can last up to 24 months.