Vietnam promotes e-filing system at intellectual property office

 Vietnam will work harder to raise public awareness of e-filing system in intellectual property (IP) registration, which has been put into place earlier this year by the National Office of

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The Minister of Science and Technology has handed over the Decision on appointment of the Director General of the National Office of Intellectual Property and De

On 06/3/2017, the Minister of Science and Technology has announced and handed over the Decision appointing Mr. Dinh Huu Phi to hold the position of Director General of the National

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Record Year for International Patent Applications in 2016; Strong Demand Also for Trademark and Industrial Design Protection

China’s ZTE Corporation overtook its crosstown rival Huawei Technologies as the biggest filer of international patent applications via WIPO in 2016 and U.S.-based Qualcomm Inc. claimed third position amid another

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Australia: IP Australia launches intellectual property mediation service

On 10 July 2017, IP Australia launched its IP Mediation Referral Service. The intent of the service is to encourage intellectual property disputes to be resolved more cost effectively through

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IP rights violations alarm agencies

Many Vietnamese food producers have reported breaches and misuse of their brand images, with not only domestic firms but also foreign firms violating Vietnamese producers’ intellectual property (IP) rights. During

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PROTOCOL AMENDING THE WTO TRIPS AGREEMENT OFFICIALLY ENTERED INTO FORCE

On the sidelines of the 47th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos City, Switzerland (Davos 2017), in the morning of 19 January (local time), Prime Minister

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REGULATIONS ON THE CRIMES OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF CRIMINAL CODE 2015

No Criminal Code 1999[1] Criminal Code 2015[2] 1 Article 170.- Breaching the regulations on the granting of industrial property protection deeds 1. Those who are competent to grant protection deeds

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VN franchise rules under pressure to change

At the end of the 1990s, franchise was still a strange concept to most people in Việt Nam. There were no opportunities to enjoy or even see the products and

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Counterfeiting on the Rise in Vietnam

The Market Surveillance Agency (MSA) of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, one of the bodies enforcing intellectual property and compliance laws in Vietnamese market, has been very active in

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Valued Added Tax on IP Licensing in Vietnam

Until last month, it was understood that no Intellectual Property license was subject to value added tax VAT under Vietnamese law, benefiting from an exemption based on the principle that

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