Vietnam Trademark Registration Guide



Vietnam is one of Asia's most open economies. The manufacturing, IT and high technology sectors form a large and fast-growing part of its economy. Vietnam is the largest producer of cashew nuts and black pepper and second largest rice exporter after Thailand.



Vietnam’s Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) legislation is comprehensive, covering every aspect of the protection of IP in line with the international standards required by TRIPS. There is a formal customs recordal system, allowing IPR owners to register their marks with Customs to monitor counterfeit goods.


Overview of our services in Vietnam:

Trademark Registration and Prosecution

Trademark Search and Watch

Opposition and cancellation actions

Trademark Renewal


IP Authority

National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam

National Office of Industrial Property of Vietnam


Main Trade Mark Legislation

Intellectual Property Law (No. 50/2005/QH11 of 29 November 2005)

Intellectual Property Law 2009 (revised some provisions of Intellectual Property Law 2005)

Intellectual Property (Customs Control & Procedures), Law, 2001

Intellectual Property (Customs Control & Procedures), Law (Amendment), 2005

Border Measures (No. 154/2005/ND-CP, Imports Exports Procedures), Decree, 15/12/2005



Madrid Agreement

Madrid Protocol

Paris Convention

TRIPS Agreement


Multi-Class Application



Series Mark Application

Not available


Approx. Time Frame of a Straightforward Application

At least 12 months


Opposition Period

From the publication date up till prior to the date of registration.


Filing Requirements

Applicant’s name

Applicant’s address

Country of incorporation

Specimen of mark

Specification of goods / services

Power of Attorney


Registrable unconventional trademarks

3-Dimensional mark


Term of Registration

10 years from the filing date.


Non-Use Period for Cancellation

5 years


Renewal Term

10 years from the renewal date of the registration.


Border Enforcement by Customs Official



All information provided by LJ Vernus in this document is provided as a source of general information. While efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this document, it should not be treated as the basis for formulating formal decisions without professional advice.