Your invention cannot be patented if it has already been made public. Therefore, a search of all previous public disclosures, foreign patents and printed publications should be conducted.
You can search for patents in Vietnam using the following three databases:
(i) Search # 1: http://iplib.ipvietnam.gov.vn/WebUI/WSearch.php
This Search #1 is the Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam's Online Register. Since March 2020, the database for this Search #1, which has been established and utilized for years, has ceased to be updated.
Please access http://iplib.ipvietnam.gov.vn/WebUI/WSearch.php to search patents in Vietnam.
(ii) Search # 2: An online tool powered by WIPO
This online site has been recently built as a result of mutual cooperation between the IP Office of Vietnam (IP Vietnam) and WIPO. Since February 2020, the application database has been regularly updated for Search #2 only. Search #2 provides the information of Vietnamese applications in a more detailed and systematic manner. It is well designed to facilitate the search of applications already filed in Vietnam.
The database of Search #2 is more complete and accurate. Therefore, you are recommended to use Search #2.
Please access http://wipopublish.ipvietnam.gov.vn/wopublish-search/public/home?1&lang=en to search patents in Vietnam.
(iii) Search # 3: Online industrial property gazette of Vietnam
The online gazette is published monthly in Vietnamese. Its coverage is from 1982 to present.
Please access https://ipvietnam.gov.vn/web/guest/cong-bao-so-huu-cong-nghiep1 to search patents in Vietnam.
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