Regulations on procedural time limits related to the establishment of industrial property rights at the Intellectual Property Office

Notice No. 7581/TB-SHTT was issued by the Intellectual Property Office on August 2nd 2021 to apply the legal regulations on the term to the applicant affected by the Covid-19 epidemic.

According to Notice No. 7581/TB-SHTT, the term for the person carrying out the procedures for the establishment of industrial property rights (request for preferential rights; supplement of documents, response to decisions/ information; maintain, extend the validity of the protective certificate, the payment for fees and charges; submit complaint letter) shall be determined as follows:

  • For the procedures which are due from June 30th, 2021 to August 31st, 2021, the term will be automatically extended to September 30th, 2021;
  • For other cases, the applicant cannot implement their rights and obligations in accordance with the laws due to the effect of the Covid-19 epidemic, the applicant has the right to request Intellectual Property Office for applying the provisions on objective hindrance and force majeure in order to exclude the time of being affected, isolated or in lockdown from the term of procedures related to the establishment of industrial property rights.

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