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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 [...]

Intellectual Property Rights in Vietnam

Intellectual Property Rights in Vietnam

Intellectual property (IP) is a major concern for all businesses, regardless of their location. While Vietnam is a party to various IP conventions, there are still many reasons for foreign enterprises operating in the country to keep a vigilant look out for IP infringement. As a result, it is essential that international investors have a thorough understanding of how IP operates in Vietnam and what options they have if their property is infringed. Vietnam’s Intellectual Property Background The Law on Intellectual [...]

Vietnam introduced the Draft Decree on Sanctions against Administrative Violations in Cybersecurity, Sanctions against Administrative Violations in Cybersecurity, The Draft Decree on Sanctions against Administrative Violations in Cybersecurity, Administrative sanctions to cybersecurity threats

Vietnam introduced the Draft Decree on Sanctions against Administrative Violations in Cybersecurity

To tighten the security against hackers and other forms of violations of cybersecurity, on 20 September 2021, the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security has recently released the Draft Decree on Sanctions against Administrative Violations in Cybersecurity for public consultation. This draft decree is the latest effort of the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security to fight against online threats in Vietnam. Following the principle regulations of the Cybersecurity Law 2018, this is the third-largest draft instrument issued in recent years. Before [...]

New regulations on the responsibility of e-commerce platforms operating in Vietnam, responsibility of e-commerce platforms operating in Vietnam,  Obligations of e-commerce platforms to customers and users, Support state management agencies, responsibility of e-commerce platforms in Vietnam, e-commerce platforms in Vietnam, regulation on e-commerce platforms in Vietnam, e-commerce, Vietnam

New regulations on responsibility of e-commerce platforms operating in Vietnam 

To tackle infringement activities that arise on Internet platforms in Vietnam recently, the Government of Vietnam has issued Decree 85/2021/ND-CP amending and supplementing several articles of Decree 52/2013/ND-CP on e-commerce  which regulates responsibility of e-commerce platforms operating in Vietnam. Due to previous regulations that have a limited scope of enforcement which only aim at infringers and violators in the territory of Vietnam, the issuance of Decree 85/2021/ND-CP has, to some degree, addressed this problem. Specifically, in this decree, offshore providers of [...]

INTA published Unfair Competition Laws Quick Guide, Unfair Competition Laws, Unfair Competition Laws Quick Guide, INTA’s Unfair Competition Committee

INTA published Unfair Competition Laws Quick Guide

On September 14, 2021, INTA’s Unfair Competition Committee (UCC), Policy Subcommittee voted to approve a Board Resolution, prohibit various forms of unfair competition even though the national statutes or governing laws are diverse in nature. Specifically, the data in the Unfair Competition Quick Guide covers 24 countries, including those in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Sponsored by INTA’s Unfair Competition Committee (UCC) —Policy Subcommittee, the resolution focuses largely on obligations contained in the TRIPS Agreement and is a [...]

The 8th BPIP Annual Conference starts on October 25th 2021, Best Practices Intellectual Property

The 8th BPIP Annual Conference starts on October 25th, 2021

The 8th Best Practices Intellectual Property (BPIP) Annual Conference is about to be commenced on October 25th, 2021 in Sheraton Hotel, Tel Aviv. This conference will bring global decision-makers and international IP experts to Tel Aviv both physically and spiritually through the internet to discuss global issues on IP, trends, and legislation regarding IP matters. Participating in the virtual BPIP conference, brand owners and practitioners from across the world can get the latest update on IP matters in the world, [...]

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, [...]

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