Information and documents required at the filing:

  • Full name, address and nationality of the Applicant and Inventor(s);
  • Details of priority application (if any) including application number, filing date and country of the priority application(s), if Paris Convention priority is claimed;
  • Vietnamese translation of the patent specification including patent description, claims, abstract and drawings (As Vietnamese translation of the specification is required at the filing, English version of the specification should be provided well in advance).

Information and documents that may be submitted later (after the filing of the application):

  • Original Power of Attorney signed by the applicant (must be submitted within one (1) month from the filing date);
  • Original signed Deed of Assignment, if requested by the National Office of Intellectual Property (NOIP) (must be submitted within one (1) month from date of the request made by the NOIP);
  • A certified copy of the priority document, if Paris Convention priority is claimed (must be submitted within three (03) months from the filing date).

For PCT applications entering the national phase:

Information and documents required at the filing:

  • A copy of Publication of PCT International Application including International Search Report and International Preliminary Examination Report (if any);
  • Amendments; written opinion to the amendments (if any) in accordance with Articles 19 and/or 34.2.b) of PCT and copies of amended description and claims;
  • Vietnamese translation of the patent specification including patent description, claims, abstract and drawings (As Vietnamese translation of the specification is required at the filing, English version of the specification should be provided well in advance).

Information and documents that may be submitted latter:

  • Original Power of Attorney signed by the applicant (must be submitted within 34 months from the earliest priority date);
  • Original signed Deed of Assignment, if the assignment of the PCT application has not been recorded by the International Bureau (must be submitted within 34 months from the earliest priority date);
  • Vietnamese translation of any annex to International Preliminary Examination Report must be submitted to the NOIP at the request for substantive examination.