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PCT National Phase Entry
Deadline: 31 months
Power of Attorney: Yes
Assignments: No
Language: Vietnamese
Translation Extension: No
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Optional at filing or deferred
Country Notes: N/A
Direct Filing
Deadline: 12 months
Power of Attorney: Yes*
Assignments: Sometimes**
Language: Vietnamese
Translation Extension: No
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Optional at filing or deferred
Country Notes:

* Power of Attorney forms need to be filed, but neither notarization nor legalization is required. If the forms cannot be submitted at filing, it is possible to file late as a response to the IP Vietnam’s Notification of Deficiencies (at a cost) within one month, with an extension of further one month, from the date of Office Action.


** Assignments are only required if the applicant of the priority application is different to the applicant of the Vietnamese application, or, the applicant is an individual but not an inventor of the application.


• A certified copy of the Priority Document is required within three months from the filing date (with details needed at filing). Only the priority data is required at the time of filing (application number, filing date and country).


• The translation must be filed when filing the application.

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