VCCI - IP has a strong and experienced team of design attorneys and staff providing clients with the excellent legal services and supports to obtain industrial design rights in Vietnam, including but not limited to the followings:
In Vietnam, subject matter of the legal protection of industrial designs is the outer appearance of an article or a product. An industrial design may be in the form of two or three-dimensional shape, in the form of a product or a set of products. An industrial design will be eligible for protection given that it meets the following criteria:
The subject matter which meets the criteria protection will be granted Patent for Industrial Design. The Patent for Industrial Design is effective from granting date and valid until the expiry date of 5 years from the date of filing. The Patent for Industrial Design may be renewed for two consecutive periods of 5 years. Thus, the maximum validity term of a registered industrial design is 15 years.
The following subject matters shall not be protected as industrial designs:
Besides, the outer appearance of product, which is in contrary to the social and morality standards and harms the community interest, damages to the security-national defence are excluded from industrial design protection in Vietnam. The design of products, which bears the portrait of leaders, the emblems of states, the state organs, the state and foreign organizations without permission of the competent authorities are not protectable.
Vietnam is a member of Paris Convention, the design applications claiming convention priority must be filed in Vietnam within 6 months from the earliest filing date;