Under Vietnam’s IP Law, industrial design is defined as “a specific appearance of a product embodied by three-dimensional configuration, lines, colors, or a combination of these elements”. To be eligible for industrial design protection, an industrial design must be new, creative and be capable of industrial application.
The law gives protection for industrial design for a maximum of 05 years from the filing date, but this term can be extended for two consecutive periods of 05 years.
Vietnam is a member of the Paris Convention and if you want to file an industrial design application for registration in Vietnam, priority claims can be made within 6 months of application in another convention country.
The registration process for industrial designs may take one year from the date of filing.
IP-MARK ASIA can assist you with industrial design applications and renewals in Vietnam.
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