IP Vietnam implements ePCT-Filing

IP Vietnam implements filing and processing in electronic form of international applications

The National Office of  Intellectual Property Office of Viet Nam (IP Viet Nam), in its capacity as receiving Office,  has notified the International Bureau, under PCT Rules 89bis.1(d) and 89bis.2 and pursuant to Sections 710(a) and 713 of the Administrative Instructions under the PCT, that it is prepared to receive and process international applications in electronic form with effect from 1 December 2019.

As to procedures for notification of applicants and procedures which applicants may follow as alternatives when the electronic systems of the Office are not available (Section 710(a)(v)): In case of failure of the electronic systems when an international application is filed with it, the Office will use all means available, such as fax or e-mail, to inform the applicant about procedures to follow as alternatives. The Office will provide information concerning the availability of the online filing system on its website (www.noip.gov.vn).

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