The IP Vietnam has issued Notice No. 7638/TB-SHTT dated June 5, 2020 on the implementation of Circular No. 45/2020/TT-BTC dated May 26, 2020 of the Minister of Finance
Implementing Directive No. 11/CT-TTg dated March 4, 2020 of the Prime Minister on urgent tasks and solutions to overcome difficulties for production and business, ensure social security in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, on 26 May 2020, the Minister of Finance issued Circular No. 45/2020/TT-BTC stipulating the rates of collection and payment of registration fee (to confirm) for using foreign barcode and industrial property fees (hereinafter referred to as “Circular No. 45/2020/TT-BTC”). The Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (IP Vietnam) would like to announce the implementation of Circular No. 45/2020/TT-BTC as follows:
(i) Subjects entitled to reimbursement of fees
Cases specified in Section 3 of this Notice.
(ii) Required documents for refunding overpaid fee
(iii) Location for receiving the request for refunding overpaid fees
The application-receiving division at the place where the applicant has overpaid the fees, specifically:
(iv) Time limit for receiving the Request for refunding overpaid fees
From the issuance of this Notice thru August 31, 2020 (in case of submission of the dossier by post, the date of receipt of the dossier is computed as the date on the postmark of the sending place).
Upon expiry of the above time limit, the IP Vietnam will not receive any request for the refund of overpaid fees, the overpaid fees which no request for refunding is made will be remitted into the state budget.