Filing Requirements

Filing Type: National Phase Entry PCT National Phase Entry
Deadline: 31 months
Power of Attorney: Yes
Assignments: No
Language: Vietnamese
Translation Extension: No
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Optional at filing or deferred
Country Notes: N/A

Filing Requirements

Filing Type: Direct Filing Direct Filing
Deadline: 12 months
Power of Attorney: Yes*
Assignments: Sometimes**
Language: Vietnamese
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Optional at filing or 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 IP Vietnam’s Notification of Deficiencies (at a cost) within one month, with an extension of further one month, from the date of Office Action.

** Assignments are only required if the applicant of the priority application is different to the applicant of the Vietnamese application, or, the applicant is an individual but not an inventor of the application.

• A certified copy of the Priority Document is required within three 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).

• The translation must be filed when filing the application.

Vision & Associates

Established: 1999

Number of Professional Staff: 95

National Phase Entry RWS PCT agent in Vietnam
Direct Filing RWS Direct (Paris Convention) agent in Vietnam

Vision & Associates are one of the largest full-service law firms in Vietnam, and is expert in local law as well as international professional standards. Out of a total of 95 professionals working in two offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the firm’s specialist IP Practice Group has 50 attorneys and associates who deal with all aspects of industrial property rights, copyrights, plant variety rights and domain names in Vietnam. Each of the IP practice group’s attorneys and associates has an extensive scientific and/or legal background.

The firm’s services range from the filing and prosecution of patent applications, trademarks and designs, to assignments, licensing, infringement and validity advice as well as availability searches and watching, and renewals. The firm specializes in legal services as well as investment & management consulting.


• Biotechnology
• Chemical Science
• Electronics
• Information Technology
• Mechanics
• Medical
• Pharmaceutical

Contact Information


Hanoi Towers,
Unit 308-310, 3rd Floor,
49 Hai Ba Trung St.,
Hoan Kiem District,
Hanoi, 100000