What is a patent?
A patent means an exclusive IP right granted for an invention, being a product or a process providing a new way of doing something or a new technical solution to a problem.
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 objects shall not be protected in the name of invention:
The invention is protected in the form of invention patent if the following conditions are met:
Showing a level of creativity;
Applicable in industry;
Not covered by objects that are not protected as patent.
The author who creates the invention with the effort and expense of himself; organizations and individuals who invest funds and material facilities for the creation of inventions, or upon agreement of the parties, but not contrary to law, shall be entitled to register inventions.
The time to review the patent application from the time of submission to the time of granting the patent protection is 31 months.
However, in practice the time for patent application may take up to 48 months depending on the case.