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Maintaining industrial design validity

What is maintaining industrial design validity?

ELITE: Under IP Law of Vietnam, to maintain the validity of an industrial design, the industrial design owner must annually pay annuity fees at the VNIPO within 6 months before the industrial design expires.

What are the required documents for maintaining industrial design validity?

ELITE: The application dossier for maintaining industrial design validity includes:

  1. Application request (under a required form);
  2. Authorization document/Power of Attorney (in case the request is submitted through an IP Representative/Agent);
  3. Copy of fee payment receipt (in case of payment of fees and charges via postal service or direct payment to the VNIPO’s bank account).

What is the time limit for carrying out procedures to extend the validity of an industrial design patent?

ELITE: According to regulations, the procedure for extending the validity of an industrial design patent is 01 month from the date of submission of complete documents.

How much does it cost to maintain the validity of an industrial design annually?

ELITE: We note that fees for maintaining the validity of an annually include:

  • Government fees:

The fee for maintaining the validity of an industrial design (maintaining fee and using fee) is calculated according to each year of validity and for each independent claim of the industrial design, specifically as follows:

  1. Year 01 to year 02 (each year), for the first 01 independent YCBH point: 800,000 VND, additional fee for each YCBH point (from the 2ndyear): 400,000 VND
  2. 3rdto 4th year (each year), for the first 01 independent YCBH point: 1,000,000 VND, additional fee for each YCBH point (from the 2nd year): 600,000 VND
  3. 5thto 6th year (each year), for the first 01 independent YCBH point: 1,300,000 VND, additional fee for each YCBH point (from the 2nd year): 900,000 VND
  4. Year 07 to year 08 (each year), for the first 01 independent YCBH point: 1,700,000 VND, additional fee for each YCBH point (from the 2ndyear): 1,300,000 VND
  5. 9thto 10th year (each year), for the first 01 independent YCBH point: 2,300,000 VND, additional fee for each YCBH point (from the 2nd year): 1,900,000 VND
  6. Year 11 to year 13 (each year), for the first 01 independent YCBH point: 3,000,000 VND, additional fee for each YCBH point (from the 2ndyear): 2,600,000 VND
  7. Year 14 to year 16 (each year), for the first 01 independent YCBH point: 3,800,000 VND, additional fee for each YCBH point (from the 2ndyear): 3,400,000 VND
  8. Year 17 to year 20 (each year), for the first 01 independent YCBH point: 4,700,000 VND, additional fee for each YCBH point (from the 2ndyear): 4,300,000 VND
  • Service fee: Please contact us immediately to enjoy the most preferential service fee.

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