1. What is an invention of boiling, mixing, laboratory equipment, grinding, centrifugal and spray equipment?

An invention is a technical solution in the form of a product or a process aimed at solving a specific problem by applying natural laws. The invention is protected by a patent in the form of an Invention patent or Utility solution patent.

Technical solution - the object protected as an invention - is a collection of necessary and sufficient information on technical ways and/or technical means (applying natural laws) in order to solve a task (a problem) define.

Invention or utility solution are classified into appropriate Sections and Classes according to the International Patent Classification. Inventions of boiling, mixing, laboratory equipment, grinding, centrifugal and spray equipment are classified into Class B, Section B, which mainly include products and technical process related to physical or chemical process or apparatus in general; crushing, pulverising, disintegrating; separation of solid materials by liquid, magnetic, high-voltage electric fields; centrifugal apparatus or machines; spraying or atomising in general; such as:

- starch production equipment, sugar production equipment, domestic water heater, steam generator, domestic boiler;

- separators using liquid, magnetic, high-voltage electric fields;

- air sieving machine, centrifuge machine, evaporator, distillation apparatus,

- filtering equipment, mixers, crushers,

- spraying and atomising equipment.

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2. Why should you register the inventions of boiling, mixing, laboratory equipment, grinding, centrifugal and spray equipment?

Protection of intellectual property rights to an invention is very important, helping the owner to establish exclusive rights of the author to such invention, prevent infringement. Minh Khue Law Firm can point out some significant reasons for you to get a better overview of why an invention patent should be registered:
Firstly, an invention patent gives the author exclusive rights to use and exploit the benefits from the invention. No company, organization or individual is allowed to manufacture, sell, use or distribute new products base on your invention without your permission. This may reduce or eliminate competition and enhance your competitive advantage.
Secondly, the author of the invention can receive extra income from the invention. The invention after being registered and granted an invention patent will be a property and the author can license other entities to use the patent or transfer the patent to receive more money. Besides, the invention patent can also be contributed to the capital of a company or used as collateral for bank loans.
Thirdly, the invention patent is a legal basis for the author to ask competent stage agencies to handle infringements of other companies, organizations or individuals related to the invention patent. Without registration, the state agencies do not have a legal basis to carry out administrative actions to handle such violations.
Fifthly, after registering an invention and receive the invention patent, the author can announce the invention to the public without fear of being copied. If the author of invention is a company, the company will be able to use the patent to deliver the image of a high-technological company, thus strengthening the performance of your marketing, advertising and brand-building strategy.
From the above benefit, Minh Khue Law Firm always encourages our clients to carry out the procedure of invention registration as soon as possible in order to secure the legal rights and benefits of the author.

3. How to register the inventions of boiling, mixing, laboratory equipment, grinding, centrifugal and spray equipment in Vietnam?

The dossier of invention patent registration normally includes the following documents and papers:

- Patent registration declaration (Minh Khue Law Firm will provide declaration form and classify the invention, fill in the declaration and consult the author of the invention according to the actual situation).

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- The invention description includes the information related to the content, the invention image, technical drawings (if any); In this section, it is necessary to indicate the patent protection request of the applicant (author, co-author (if any)).

- Power of attorney of the application owner for an industrial property representative (like Minh Khue Law Firm) to protect the legal rights and interests of the application owner.

- Documents proving the priority in case have priority right.

Prepare patent filing fees and charges according to regulations

4. Procedures of register the inventions of boiling, mixing, laboratory equipment, grinding, centrifugal and spray equipment in Vietnam?

After preparing the invention registration application, the applicant (an organization/individual with a business office or permanent residence in Vietnam) may authorize a representative organization to proceed with the invention patent application at the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam.

For foreign organizations/individuals without a commercial presence in Vietnam (without representative offices or foreign-invested companies in Vietnam), it is compulsory to use the exclusive invention patent registration service of the service provider operating as an industrial property representative. Clients can choose Minh Khue Law Firm as their industrial property representative in Vietnam.

Before being granted a patent by the National Office of Intellectual Property, your application must go through stages as below:

Stage 1: Examining the form of invention patent application

During this period, the National Office of Intellectual Property will examine the form of invention patent registration applications such as whether the invention classification is correct, whether the information on the application has been sufficient, and whether the protection request is clear, is the invention description logical, is there any spelling errors or words that are difficult to understand?

The time for the National Office of Intellectual Property to accept the form of invention patent protection application form is from 01 to 02 months from the date of filing the registration application.

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Stage 2: Publication of patent applications in the Industrial Property Official Gazette

Publication of an invention registration application means that the NOIP shall publish the contents of an invention registration application in the Official Gazette of the intellectual property.

The time it takes for an invention application to be published is 18 months from the priority date (i.e. the filing date if the new application is filed, or the priority date (if any)), or the within 02 months from the date of the request for content examination.

Stage 3: Content examination of invention patent applications

The content examination of an invention registration application shall be conducted when there is a request to examine the content of the applicant.

The content examination of an application is the stage when the National Office of Intellectual Property assesses the ability to be protected of a technical solution stated in the application according to the conditions of invention protection (novelty, creativity, and ability to be industrially applied) and evaluate each point in the scope of protection (protection request).

The processing time for content examination of an invention registration application shall be 18 months from the receiving date of the request for content examination (if such request is filed after the date of publication of the application) or from the date of publication of the application (if such request submitted before the application is published)

Stage 4: Granting patents and patent registration

Based on the results of the content examination of the invention registration application, the application that satisfies the protection conditions will be granted an exclusive invention patent by the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam. The protection title will also be registered and published.

5. Where to register the inventions of boiling, mixing, laboratory equipment, grinding, centrifugal and spray equipment in Vietnam?

The inventions of boiling, mixing, laboratory equipment, grinding, centrifugal and spray equipment can be registered by Minh Khue Law Firm.

All the procedures will be carried out by the Intellectual Property Department of Minh Khue Law Firm based in Room 2007, 20th Floor, C2 Building, Vincom Tran Duy Hung, Tran Duy Hung Street, Trung Hoa Ward, Cau Giay District, Hanoi city.

Person in charge of Intellectual Property Department of Minh Khue Law Firm:

Lawyer: To Thi Phuong Dzung

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Email: [email protected];

Phone number: + 84986 386 648

The completed register dossier will be submitted at: National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam

Address: 384-386 Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan Trung, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi

After the application is submitted, the National Office of Intellectual Property will record and issue the application number.

6. Contact to register the inventions of boiling, mixing, laboratory equipment, grinding, centrifugal and spray equipment in Vietnam?

Please contact: Minh Khue Law Company Limited

Address: Room 2007, C2 building, Vincom Tran Duy Hung, Trung Hoa ward, Cau Giay district, Ha Noi city.

Phone number: + 84986 386 648 - Lawyer: To Thi Phuong Dzung

Email: [email protected]

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Best Regards,

Intellectual Property Department - Minh Khue Law Company Limited

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