The following documents are required for a trademark application to be filed with the IP Office of Vietnam:
(i) An application for trademark registration.
(ii) Documents, samples, information identifying the trademark claimed for protection in a trademark application.
(iii) Document attesting the entitlement to file an application if the applicant has been assigned that right from another person.
(iv) Priority document if priority is claimed.
(v) Power of Attorney if the application is filed through a representative, and
(vi) Filing fee.
The Trademark Application in Vietnam should consist of the following particulars:
- The name and address of the applicant.
- The presentation and description of the claimed trademark.
- The name and address of the representative if the application is filed through a representative.
- Priority information including the country where the corresponding application was filed, the filing date and the number of the priority application, and
- The designation of goods and/or services to bear the claimed trademark in accordance with the International Classification of Goods and Services under the Nice Agreement.
The trademark description must be provided in the Trademark Application filed with the IP Office of Vietnam by pointing out each of the elements forming the mark and the significance of the mark. If the mark contains words in a foreign language, the pronunciation and the Vietnamese translation thereof must be specified. In general, the features constituting the distinctiveness of the mark should be identified.
For designation of goods and services, it is required to specify particular goods and/or services of interest. Multiple class applications are applicable in Vietnam, that is, the applicant can claim up to 45 classes of goods/services under one trademark application to be filed in Vietnam. The goods and/or services claimed under the application must be classified based on the International Classification of Goods and Services under the Nice Agreement, currently, the 11th edition of International Classification for Goods and Services