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IP Office in Vietnam continues to extend the deadline for applicants due to the raging fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, IP Office in Vietnam continues to extend the deadline for applicants, Further extending the deadline for applicants due to the raging fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, extending the deadline for applicants

IP Office in Vietnam continues to extend the deadline for applicants due to the raging fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic

Due to the raging fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, IP Vietnam issued Notice No. 8181/TB-SHTT (“Notice 8181”) on 9 September 2021 granting further deadline extensions for IP applicants. Previously, on the article IP Office in Vietnam extends deadlines due to the drastic impacts from the fourth wave of the Covid-19 crisis, the National Office of Intellectual Property issued Notice No. 7581/TB-SHTT. According to the notice, the procedures related to the establishment of industrial property rights at the NOIP with [...]

Proposal to change patent registration rights in Vietnam

Proposal to change patent registration rights in Vietnam

On the afternoon of September 14th, 2021, at a meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee, Minister of Science and Technology of Vietnam Mr. Huynh Thanh Dat stated that after 16 years of application, the amendment and supplementation of the Intellectual Property Law has become an urgent requirement, i.e., we need to change patent registration rights in Vietnam. The urgent need to change the IP Law in Vietnam is because Vietnam is no longer a purely “intellectual property user” country, [...]

The need to strengthen trade secret’s preservation methods in Vietnam, strengthen trade secret’s preservation methods, Strengthen trade secret’s preservation methods in Vietnam, trade secret’s preservation methods in Vietnam

The need to strengthen trade secret’s preservation methods in Vietnam

In this highly advanced technology era, the protection of a trade secret is not as easy as in the old days where people have to physically ‘steal’ anything anymore. Nowadays, people can just sit in front of a laptop and steal some data half a world away. Accordingly, this calls for some immense increase and fortification of our trade secret’s preservation methods. A trade secret is one of the most important aspects of a business’s success because, without it, that [...]

Vietnam is planning to establish a national science and technology market

Vietnam is planning to establish a national science and technology market

Vietnam’s National Science and Technology Market would be established by 2030, according to Prime Minister’s Decision No. 1158/QD-TTG. The major goal of this market is to establish an environment that encourages and facilitates scientific and technology market activities so that more relevant possibilities for science and technology firms may be developed. It is critical to concentrate on technical intervention since this technology has a significant beneficial impact on society, assisting in the increase of output and positive externalities. When the [...]

The National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam announced a relaxation of the formality requirements, a relaxation of the formality requirements, The need to improve the IP system in Vietnam, Notice No. 13822/TB-SHTT, Notice No. 6959/TB-SHTT

The National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam announced a relaxation of the formality requirements 

On July 14, 2021, the Vietnam National Office of Intellectual Property (NOIP) issued Notice No. 6959/TB-SHTT (“Notice 6959”) as a guide to Notice No. 13822/TB-SHTT (Notice No. “Notice 13822”) issued on November 23, 2020, regarding the requirements of the signer of the document. In particular, Notice 6959 relaxes formality requirements for signatories for documents submitted to NOIP in response to the COVID-19 pandemic The need to improve the IP system in Vietnam Notice 6959 applies to both Vietnamese and foreign applicants/intellectual [...]

Inadequacies in trademark rights protection and enforcement, Inadequacies in trademark rights protection, Inadequacies in trademark rights enforcement, The history of infringement in Vietnam, The need to have a more stable and precise legal system in Vietnam

Vietnam: Inadequacies in trademark rights protection and enforcement

On May 26, The Rice Trader organization warned that Viet Nam might lose the right to participate in “World’s Best Rice” – the world’s best rice contest because some businesses infringed intellectual property rights. The Rice Trader (TRT) announced that Ho Quang Tri – a private enterprise – is the first and only Vietnamese business to be legally recognized for using the symbolic award “Best Rice in the World” purely for marketing and business purposes. However, in fact, about 10 Vietnamese [...]

Vietnamese Government issued New Draft Amendment of Internet Decree to reinforce cybersecurity, online IP protection, Vietnamese Government issued New Draft Amendment of Internet Decree, Changes in the management of the content on the Internet, Obligations of Cross-Border Information Providers, The importance of the precise law on the management and protection of online content on the virtual network

Vietnamese Government issued New Draft Amendment of Internet Decree to reinforce cybersecurity, online IP protection

The Vietnamese Government has recently issued a draft decree amending Decree 72 for public consultation this month, following a draft outline of the Draft Amendment published last year in order to deal with the critical conditions that are happening across the nation’s virtual network (Internet). This new draft amendment’s main goal is to reinforce cybersecurity, online IP protection, and regulate cloud computing services 

Vietnam improves overall score on the intellectual property index

Vietnam improves overall score on the intellectual property index

For reaching a trade agreement with the European Union last year, Vietnam received a higher score in the International IP Index 2021. According to the intellectual property (IP) index, released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC), the country’s score increased from 36.62 percent (18.31 out of 50) last year to 37.49 percent (18.74 out of 50). The annual ranking uses 50 indicators across nine categories to map the IP ecosystem in 53 economies that account for [...]

IP Office in Vietnam extends deadlines due to the drastic impacts from the fourth wave of the Covid-19 crisis, IP Office in Vietnam extends deadlines, IP Office in Vietnam extends deadlines due to the drastic impacts of the Covid-19 crisis, IP Office in Vietnam extends deadlines due to the Covid-19 crisis, IP Office in Vietnam extends deadlines due to the Covid-19

IP Office in Vietnam extends deadlines due to the drastic impacts from the fourth wave of the Covid-19 crisis

Due to the fight against the fourth wave of the Covid-19 crisis keeps raging on without a possibility of a swift cessation, The National Office of Intellectual Property há issued Notice No. 7581/TB-SHTT dated August 2, 2021, on the application of legal provisions on the time limit (deadline) for applicants affected by the Covid-19 epidemic. The acute respiratory infection epidemic caused by a new strain of Coronavirus (Covid-19 disease) is continuing to severely affect all aspects of the socio-economic development [...]

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IP Litigation & Enforcement Guide in Vietnam

There have been many questions and concerns about the procedure of IP litigation and IP enforcement in Vietnam. However, in the IP industry in Vietnam, we still haven’t had a clear guideline for rights holders as well as the parties related to its procedures. This article will address some common questions and concerns of the IP litigation and enforcement landscape in Vietnam, primarily the sections revolving around civil and criminal enforcement. Methods for enforcing IP rights in Vietnam The civil IP [...]

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