From December 30, 2019, Foreign applicants can seek design protection through the Hague System in Vietnam

Similarly, companies and designers from Vietnam can begin using the Hague System to protect their industrial designs in the Contracting Parties to the 1999 Act of the Hague Agreement. That translates to protection in the territories of up to 88 countries through a single international application and set of fees.

On September 30, 2019, the Government of Vietnam deposited its instrument of accession to the Geneva Act (1999) of the Hague Agreement with WIPO’s Director General Francis Gurry. This makes Vietnam the 61st member of the 1999 Act and 71st member of the Hague Union. The 1999 Act will enter into force in Vietnam on December 30, 2019.

According to the Ministry of Science and Technology, the number of registration of industrial designs by foreign organizations and individuals in Vietnam increases by 15% annually./.


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