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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Vietnam rubber trademark announced

The Vietnamese rubber trademark, “Vietnam Rubber”, has been accredited by the National Office of Intellectual Property under the Ministry of Science and Technology. The accreditation came after two years of

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IP rights must be ensured: official

HCM CITY – Protection of intellectual property will be an essential factor to further innovation and economic growth of the country, an official with the Ministry of Science and Technology

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INVITATION TO THE IP WEEK @ SINGAPORE 2016

Upcoming event in August – IP week 2016 is an annual event organized by Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), IP Academy Institute, IPOS International and IP ValueLab. This is

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Trademark, Patent, or Copyright?

A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others. A service mark is a

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Patent Expert Issues: Computer Programs and Business Methods

Computer technology penetrates nearly all areas of our life, not only in business environments but also in daily surroundings. But a computer cannot operate without instructions. These instructions, so-called computer

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Revisions needed in IP compliance

HA NOI (VNS) — Revision of the legal framework on intellectual property to ensure compliance with the EU – Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) during enforcement should focus on

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