Filing rules by country

Vietnam

Patent filing & translation requirements

Below we’ve listed the patent filing and translation requirements for Vietnam. Whilst we endeavour to ensure these regulations remain up-to-date, they are subject to change. We advise you check with the local patent office or relevant counsel regarding any questions about country specific regulations.

Direct Route: Filing & Translation Requirements in Vietnam
LanguageVietnamese
Filing Deadline12 months
Filing ExtensionNo
Translation Extension2 months
Power of AttorneyYes, should be submitted 34 months from priority date
General POA AcceptedYes
AssignmentsNo
Excess Claims Fee Due at FilingYes
Claims Amendment Possible at FilingYes
Fee for Amending Claims at FilingYes
Request for Examination DeadlineDue within 42 months from the priority date
Can Examination be Requested at Filing?Yes
Priority Document16 months from earliest priority date, Certified copy, No translation required
PCT Route: Filing & Translation Requirements in Vietnam
LanguageVietnamese
Filing Deadline31 months
Filing Extension6 months
Translation Extension6 months
Power of AttorneyYes, should be submitted 34 months from priority date
General POA AcceptedYes
AssignmentsNo
Excess Claims Fee Due at FilingYes
Claims Amendment Possible at FilingYes
Fee for Amending Claims at FilingYes
Request for Examination DeadlineDue within 42 months from the priority date
Can Examination be Requested at Filing?Yes
Patent Prosecution HighwayYes

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