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Recognizable changes to the amended Vietnam IP Law

The Vietnam IP Law was recently changed. The modifications can be summarized in the 7 large groups of policies. So, what are the recognizable changes to the amended Vietnam IP Law? The recently promulgated Law amending and supplementing a number of articles of the Vietnam Intellectual Property Law has 7 major policy groups, including: Policy 1: Ensure clear regulations on authors, copyright holders, performers, and related rights holders in cases of assignment, transfer of copyrights, and copyright-related rights According to this group [...]

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Guide on how to deal with IP counterfeiting from China to the Southeast Asia region

China is one of the biggest counterfeiting markets in the entire world. Fake, copycat products from China are spread throughout the world. However, in the South East Asia region respectively, the status of counterfeiting is ranting uncontrollably, creating heavy damage to the producers as well as consumers in the country. In this article, we will give a brief guide on how to deal with IP counterfeiting from China to the South East Asia region. In a report by Europol, by [...]

Vietnam issues the Draft Law on E-Transactions for public comments, the Draft Law on E-Transactions for public comments, the Draft Law on E-Transactions, Draft Law on E-Transactions,

Vietnam issues the Draft Law on E-Transactions for public comments

Currently, the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications is developing a Draft Law on Electronic Transactions. The Draft Law on E-Transactions is at the moment open for public comments. The comments will be taken into account and the Draft Law will be amended accordingly if needed.  The Draft Law will change regulations on:  the scope applies to all electronic transactions arising in social life;  form of creation, transformation, and legal value of data messages; electronic certificates;  electronic Signature;  legal validity of electronic documents;  classification and process [...]

Vietnam's New IP Sanctions Decree

Vietnam’s New IP Sanctions Decree

Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) issued Decree No. 126/2021/ND-CP (Decree 126) on December 30, 2021, amending multiple provisions of the government’s Decree No. 99/2013/ND-CP dated August 29, 2013 (Decree 99), which is the statute law on the sanctioning of administrative violations in industrial property. Decree 126 went into force almost immediately with the new year, on January 1, 2022. While the new decree has several significant improvements that will assist enforcement agencies and practitioners in dealing with infringements [...]

Things to note about trademark in Vietnam, Trademarks in Vietnam, register a trademark in Vietnam, Procedures for trademark registration in Vietnam,

Things to note about trademark in Vietnam

Trademark in Vietnam is one of the very complicated and profound topics that make most individuals and organizations planning to register a trademark in Vietnam have to step back. This is because if an inexperienced party wants to register a trademark in Vietnam, they will have to spend a lot of effort, continuously responding to requests of the NOIP on time and amending the application according to the requests of the NOIP. That’s why, before registering a trademark in [...]

Copyright problems arise after the muting of the national anthem in Vietnam, the muting of the national anthem in Vietnam, national anthem in Vietnam, Expert opinions on the problems of copyright in regard to the national anthem of Vietnam

Copyright problems arise after the muting of the national anthem in Vietnam

Back at the beginning of December 2021, when the entire country of Vietnam was eager to wait and see the match between the national football team and the football team of Laos. However, when the national anthem part is expected to start, it got muted. Obviously, this fills the Vietnamese citizens with rage. On the other hand, this issue puts many problems about the copyright of the national anthem. So, what exactly are the copyright problems that arise after [...]

WIPO's commitment to supporting Vietnam in upgrading its national intellectual property system

WIPO’s commitment to supporting Vietnam in upgrading its national intellectual property system

The last activity of the Vietnamese President during his official visit to Switzerland was a meeting with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). At the meeting, the President of Vietnam welcomed the efforts of WIPO and the General Director personally in promoting the global intellectual property ecosystem, supporting countries to innovate and improve labor productivity. The President thanked WIPO’s valuable cooperation and support over the past decades, helping Vietnam to achieve many positive results in perfecting legal institutions, building an intellectual [...]

New regulations for product labeling have been enacted in Vietnam

New regulations for product labeling have been enacted in Vietnam

The Vietnamese government enacted Decree No. 111/2021/ND-CP on December 9, 2021, revising and supplementing Decree No. 43/2017/ND-CP on April 14, 2017, on goods labeling (Decree 43). On February 15, 2022, Decree No. 111/2021/ND-CP (Decree 111) takes effect. The following changes will be made to the regulations on products labeling as a result of Decree 111. Exported goods According to Article 1.1 of Decree 43, the scope of laws for goods labeling is currently limited to goods imported and circulated in Vietnam. Decree [...]

Overview of dealing with infringement of intellectual property rights in Vietnam, infringement of intellectual property rights in Vietnam, intellectual property rights in Vietnam, dealing with infringement of intellectual property rights in Vietnam

Overview of dealing with infringement of intellectual property rights in Vietnam

Despite the fact that Vietnam has concentrated on protecting intellectual property rights (“IPR”), there are still many examples where individuals/organizations have “accidentally or purposefully” infringed on others’ IPR. Using trademarks, trade names, or other identification indications without the owner’s consent is an example of infringement. What is the Vietnamese legal framework for dealing with intellectual property infringement? Requesting that infringing organizations/individuals cease their actions When the infringing acts and the infringer have been identified, the IPR owner can send a formal [...]

Vietnam officially joined the WIPO Treaty on Copyright, the WIPO Treaty on Copyright, WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT), WCT Treaty

Vietnam officially joined the WIPO Treaty on Copyright

At the Headquarters of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland, Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai, Head of the Permanent Representative of Vietnam Delegation in Geneva, recently handed over the deposit of Vietnam’s accession to the WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) to WIPO Director-General Daren Tang, the Depositary under the Treaty. The WCT Treaty is a special treaty under the Berne Convention that deals with the protection of works and their copyright in the digital environment. The WCT Treaty deals [...]

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