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Industrial design registration applications transfer in Vietnam

“Industrial design registration in Vietnam applications transfer” is essentially a change of application submitted owner before the Intellectual Property office issues a decision to refuse to accept a valid application or a decision to refuse to grant a protection title.

Industrial design in VN

Industrial design registration application transfer dossier

An applicant for registration of an industrial design shall send the dossier to the Intellectual Property Office for consideration for registration application transfer. A dossier includes:

  • 02 declarations requesting recognition of industrial design registration application transfer, typed according to form No.02-CGD Appendix B of the Circular No.16/2016/TT-BKHCN;
  • Documents on industrial design registration application transfer (which clearly state names, addresses of the assignor and the assignee; the number of the transferred application or sufficient information to identify the application);
  • A power of attorney (in case customers request to submit the dossier through an industrial property representation service organization).

Procedures for industrial design registration applications transfer

The Intellectual Property office considers and handles the applicant’s request according to the guidance in Circular 16/2016/TT-BKHCN. Specifically:

Step 1: Prepare and submit the dossier for industrial design application transfer

  • The dossier must be fully prepared including the documents specified above;
  • After preparing a complete dossier, including the documents as prescribed above, customers requesting industrial design registration application transfer shall submit the dossier at the Intellectual Property office;
  • Applicants can apply directly or online through the Intellectual Property’s Online Public Service Portal.

Step 2: Pay Fees and charges

  • The applicant shall pay the application fee for application transfer (160.000 VND/01 application); publication fee (120.000 VND/ 01 registration application in case of the industrial design registration application has a decision on acceptance of valid application).

Step 3: Handle the application for assignment of the industrial design application and give the result

  • The Intellectual Property Office receives a complete dossier and continues to handle;
  • Processing time is 02 months from the date of valid application;
  • In case of no settlement, the Intellectual Property Office will give a written reply clearly stating the reason

Consulting services for transferring industrial design registration applications of Viet An Law Firm

  • Step 1: The parties agree and make an industrial design assignment contract. Viet An Law supports in drafting industrial design registration transfer contracts for customers.
  • Step 2: Register the industrial design application transfer contract at the Intellectual Property office.
  • Step 3: Receive and handle the application for registration of an industrial design registration transfer contract and complete it and send it to the customer.

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