The Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (IP Viet Nam) announces the adoption of the Vietnamese version of the International Patent Classification 2020.01 (IPC 2020.01).
From January 1, 2020, the Vietnamese version of the International Patent Classification 2020.01 (IPC 2020.01), translated by the IP Viet Nam from the English version published by WIPO, will be applied to the classification of technical solutions for invention registrations.
Applicants who do not classify the technical solutions correctly in accordance with the Vietnamese version of the IPC 2020.01 will have their technical solutions reclassified by IP Viet Nam and have to pay additional fees according to the regulations.
Notice No. 23098/TB-SHTT dated November 19, 2019 can be downloaded here.
The Vietnamese translation of the IPC 2020.01 can now be downloaded here.