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MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
NATIONAL OFFICE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF VIETNAM
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No.: 8332/TB-SHTT
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence – Freedom – Happiness
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Hanoi, 29th December 2011
NOTIFICATION
Re: Applying regulations of the law to applicants of industrial property applications affected by the floods in Thailand

The historical flood recently occurred in Thailand has been the worst natural disaster that ever happened in this country during the past 50 years, causing direct serious consequences to all aspects of economic and social lives of Thailand in general and applicants who file industrial property applications in particular.

Pursuant to Article 3 and Article 61 of the Civil Code, and in accordance with the practice of applying regulations of the law in Vietnam, The National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam officially notify of the application of regulations concerning the time limit of the applications filed by the applicants who suffered from the floods in Thailand as belows:

  • For applications filed by applicants suffering from the flooding in Thailand, the delayed time periods because of the aforesaid force majeure preventing the performance of registration procedures for industrial property subjects shall not be counted in the respective statutory time limits.
  • Applicants who request for the application of the above-mentioned regulation have to point out the time periods affected by the force majeure with enclosed documents certified by competent authorities concerning the affection time caused by the flooding.
Recipients:
- Leaders of the Ministry (to report);
- Leaders of the NOIP;
- Intellectual property agents;
- Divisions in the NOIP (to implement);
- Information center (to upload to the website);
- For archives
DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE NATIONAL OFFICE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
(signed and sealed)
Ta Quang Minh

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