The term of protection for an industrial design shall be fifteen (15) years beginning from the filing date of the application for registration in Vietnam.
To maintain the industrial design registration in effect, the owner of industrial design shall pay in advance to IP Vietnam a fee to maintain the registration or application in effect. The period for paying the fee shall begin five (05) years from the filing date of the application for industrial design registration and shall be payable every five (05) years thereafter.
Renewal requests need to be filed to the IP Vietnam within 6 months before the expiration date. In measuring the term, the day of filing shall be counted and the final anniversary of such date shall be excluded.