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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 [...]

Keynotes learned from the Champagne trademark battle, Champagne trademark battle, IP battle of champagne, Champagne legal problem

Keynotes learned from the “Champagne” trademark battle

Champagne has always been one of the most favored drinks in the history of mankind. However, not all things that are too famous and good are ‘good’. As the decisions relating to the IP conflicts of champagne have come to a close, we now take a closer look at the keynotes learned from the “Champagne” trademark battle. In the IP field, when something is too famous, there will be many parties that like to use that famous in order to [...]

IP legal problems with OEM product exports from China, OEM product exports from China, Original Equipment Manufacturing - OEM, IP legal problems with OEM product exports from China

IP legal problems with OEM product exports from China

China has been increasing its efforts on the inspection of OEM products as there have been many IP legal problems with OEM product exports from China. Accordingly, individuals/organizations conducting businesses in China should take extra caution in recent times.  Original Equipment Manufacturing – OEM Although these terms are not very well known in public, however, both the terms OEM and ODM are very familiar in the industrial manufacturing industry. OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturing, and ODM stands for Original Design [...]

The issue of trademark registration with hemp and cannabis products in Thailand, Cannabis and hemp in Thailand, Cannabis and hemp, Role of cannabis and hemp in IP field in Thailand

The issue of trademark registration with hemp and cannabis products in Thailand 

As the world develops, there is also the need to amend the current regulations that might not too suitable for the developing world. Within the IP world in Thailand, there is currently a problem with some of the plants that are not compatible with the law of this country, specifically hemp and cannabis and its products. Cannabis and hemp have been forbidden in many countries due to their lethal products and their effect on society.  However, in Thailand, from 2019 until [...]

Myanmar Trademark Registration and Re-Filling Update

Myanmar Trademark Registration and Re-Filling Update

As of December 2021, this note provides an update on Myanmar’s trademark law and practice related to the registration of new trademarks and the re-filing of previously registered and used trademarks. New Trademark Registration procedure in Myanmar  Under the Deeds Registration Law 2018, a new trademark can be registered with the Office for Registration of Deeds (“Registration Office”) by filing a Declaration of Trademark Ownership (“DTO”). According to the Nice Classification, a single DTO can cover one or more trademarks for one [...]

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Myanmar: Update on trademark registration and trademark re-filing

As of December 2021, this note provides an update on Myanmar’s trademark law and practice in connection to the registration of new trademarks and the re-filing of previously registered and used trademarks. As you may be aware, Myanmar previously lacked a trademark law. Previously, all trademarks in Myanmar had to be registered by filing a Declaration of Ownership of Trademark with the Myanmar Registrar. Of note, all trademarks registered previously have not undergone substantive examination. A new Trademark Law was passed [...]

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