Sunday, April 22, 2018
patent applications

The National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP)is in charge of receiving and examining patent applications. The process for a patent applications begins with filing the patent application with NOIP and finishes with granting a patent, if the related invention is eligible for protection.

Organizations, individuals of Vietnam, foreign individuals permanently residing in Vietnam and foreign organizations and individuals having a production or trading establishment in Vietnam may file applications for a patent either directly or through a lawful representative in Vietnam.

Foreign individuals not permanently residing in Vietnam, foreign organizations and individuals not having a production or trading establishment in Vietnam shall file applications for a patent through a lawful representative in Vietnam.

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