When do clients need to carry out the procedures for renewal of trademark registration in Vietnam?

Under Circular No 01/2007/TT-BKHCN (Article 20.4.b), Clients should note the following provisions when renewing trademark registration:

Pursuant to Circular 01/2007 / TT-BKHCN – Article 20, Clause 20.4. item b. Amendment, changing of protection title holder, narrowing of the scope of protection, maintenance, and extension of validity of a protection title must note the renewal of trademark registration in Vietnam as follows:

– Within 06 months prior to the expiration date, the Certificate holder must submit an extension request to the NOIP.
The Certificate holder can renew it late, but the deadline for renewing is not more than 06 months from the date of expiration of the protection term. In this case, in addition to having to pay the renewal fee, the Certificate holder has to pay a late renewal fee (10% of the renewal fee for each late month). Therefore, trademark owners should pay attention when renewing the trademark registration on time to avoid the expiration of the trademark protection title, affecting production and business activities.

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