We would like to inform you about some changes in the organizational structure of the NOIP (National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam) which has been effective since 4 Sep, 2018.
First of all, it must be strongly indicated that the name of the NOIP now has been changed from National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP in abbreviation) to “Intellectual Property Office of Viet Nam”.
Secondly, the major Divisions such as the Patent Divisions; Trademark Divisions; Design Division; Geographical Indication and International Trademark Division have also been changed into Examination Centers, named Patent Examination Center; Trademark Examination Center; Design Examination Center and Geographical Indication and International Trademark Examination Center. Although these Centers are still under the IP Vietnam, they have independent legal status and have their own seal and account. As a result, you will see the different seal stamped at the bottom of each official action from IP Vietnam.
We will keep you up with any further changes (if any) and we hope this information is useful for you as well as for any clients who are interested in the IP field of Vietnam.