According to the Official Notice No. 23009/TB-SHTT dated November 19, 20219 of the National Office of Intellectual Property (NOIP) of Vietnam, the Vietnamese version of the NICE Classification 11th Edition (11-2020), translated by NOIP from the English version published by WIPO, will be officially applied to the classification of goods or and services for the registration of trademark in Vietnam.
Therefore, as of January 01, 2020, if the application of trademark in Vietnam fails to classify goods and services correctly, NOIP will proceed with classifying and collecting fees from the trademark applicant.
The NICE Classification is of great significance for the classification of goods and services in trademark search, establishment and enforcement of Industrial Property Rights. Thanks to the scientific classification system, the goods and services of trademark registration in Vietnam can be easily classified in trademark search then evaluated the registrability during examination the trademark in Vietnam.