Vietnam - Industrial Design

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1. Legislations:
Intellectual Property Law 50/2005; Ordinance No. 44/2002/PL-BUTVQH10; Decree No. 103/2006/ND-CP; Decree No. 105/2006/ND-CP; Decree No. 106/2006/ND-CP; Circular No. 01/2007/TT-BKHCN. 

2. Definition:
Industrial design is appearance of a product expressed in shapes, lines, colors or any combination thereof. 

3. Criteria:
An industrial design shall be eligible for protection if it is

  •  new

  •  creative and

  •  industrial applicable

4. Rule of Priority:
To enjoy priority right under Paris Convention, the Vietnamese industrial design application must be filed within 6 months from the earliest priority date. 

5. Duration and Renewal:
Under Vietnamese IP law and regulations, patent for industrial design is valid for five years from filing date, renewable twice, each for five years. Payment of renewal fee should be paid within 6 months before the anniversary of the filing date.

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