VIETNAM: NOIP TO ADOPT 11th EDITION OF THE NICE CLASSIFICATION

October 2nd, 2017

 

In the most recent news as announced by the National Office of Intellectual Property in Vietnam, (NOIP), effective this 1 October 2017, all goods and/or services for trade mark applications filed in Vietnam will be classified in accordance to the 11th Edition of the International Classification of Goods and Services for the purposes of the Registration of Marks in Vietnam. This is in line with the international trade mark practices.

If this requirement is not met, the applicant will have to bear additional fees as the Examiners will have to re-classify the list of goods and/or services according to their respective classes of goods and/or services.

Therefore, we advise our clients to provide the lists of goods and/or services which meet the 11th Edition of Nice Classification in order to prevent additional costs. At our end, we may review the lists of goods and/or services as provided by clients to ensure compliance with the 11th Edition of Nice Classification.