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Patent Amendment in Vietnam

Changing name & address of the applicant/proprietor

The applicant may request for change of the name and address of the applicant or inventor, or other contents related to a patent application. Before the IP Vietnam issues a notice of refusal to accept a valid application, a notice of refusal to grant a Patent or a decision to grant a Patent, the applicant may take the initiative or at the request of the IP Vietnam to amend the application.
In order to record the applicant's name/address change for a patent application, the following documents are required:
  •  One original signed Power of Attorney in the new name/address;
  •  One original notarized Statutory Statement for the change.
In order to record the owner's name/address change for a Patent, the following documents are required:
  • One original signed Power of Attorney in the new name/address;
  • One original notarized Statutory Statement for the change;
  •  Original Patent.
It would normally take 04-05 months for completing recordal of the name/address change of the applicant/proprietor.