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Intellectual Property Rights Services in Vietnam

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Licenses for trading in or circulating pharmaceuticals or agrochemical products

Licenses for trading in or circulating pharmaceuticals or agrochemical products

Question: According to Article 128.1 of the Intellectual Property Law, applicants for licenses for trading in or circulating pharmaceuticals or agrochemical products need to specifically request such data to be kept secret. Please also access the compliance of Article 128 with the Article 39 of the TRIPS Agreement. Answer: In...
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Administrative procedures shall be taken against the organizations

Administrative procedures shall be taken against the organizations and individuals committing one of the following acts of IPR infringement:    Infringing IPRs and therefore causing losses to the author, owner, consumers or the public;  Producing, importing, transporting or dealing in counterfeit goods under Article 213 of the IP Law or assigning others to...
Q&A about Anti-counterfeiting in Vietnam

Q&A about Anti-counterfeiting in Vietnam

SBLAW would like to provide the client some information about anti-counterfeiting in Vietnam as follows: Q. Is there any difference between criminal protection and administrative protection? Is it practicable to claim for compensation? A: Yes, there are differences between criminal protection and administrative protection. You could only request the authority state bodies...

Lawyer SBLAW has joined the IPR roundtable at American Center, Diamond Plaza, HCMC.

Lawyer Nguyen Tien Hoa, parter of SBLaw has joined the IPR roundtable at American Center, Diamond Plaza, HCMC. As part of the series of activities to celebrate the 20th anniversary of U.S.-Vietnam diplomatic relations, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg has visited Vietnam and accompanied by...
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IPR ENFORCEMENT MEASURES

 IPR ENFORCEMENT MEASURES To protect the intellectual property rights (IPR), a Right holder might exercise the right to self-defend or request the enforcement agency to deal with acts of IPR infringement by way of civil remedies, administrative measures or criminal punishments, or might request the application of import/export control measures...
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Agencies have the power to deal with IPR infringement acts

 Question: Which agencies in Vietnam have the power to deal with IPR infringement acts? What are the applicable procedures for dealing with IPR infringement acts? Answer: Pursuant to Article 200 of the 2005 IP Law of Vietnam, the following agencies shall  have the power to deal with IPR Infringement acts: 1. Courts 2. Inspectorates 3....
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Vietnam jurisdiction of settling the infringement action.

According to the Decree No. 99/2013/NĐ-CP of Government dated August 29, 2013 providing for Sanctioning of Administrative Violations in Industrial Property, the following authority state bodies have the jurisdiction in settling the IP infringement action in Vietnam: -          Inspector in the field of science and technology; -          Inspector in the field...

Legal service for Handling Trademark Infringement in Vietnam

This process of handling trademark infringement in Vietnam includes the following steps:
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Criminal punishment shall be applied to those person who deliberately commit acts of infringement of the copyright

Criminal punishment shall be applied to those person who deliberately commit acts of infringement of the copyright, related rights and industrial property rights to the trademarks and geographical indications being protected in Vietnam at the commercial scale.  Upon detecting a sign of an IPR infringement offence under Articles 170a and...
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Company Search in Vietnam

Answen: We are foreign company and have recently discovered that a few companies might have infringed its trademark rights and wishes to conduct searches on the companies to retrieve details of the companies and whether the companies are related. We may wish to take action against the companies if the...
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Stay the completion of customs procedures

Stay the completion of customs procedures This measure of stay of the completion of customs procedures shall be taken at the request of the holder of an IPR protected in Vietnam, in order to collect information and evidence about a goods shipment to enable the IPR Holder to exercise his/her...
What is meant by “circulated pharmaceutical substances.”?

What is meant by “circulated pharmaceutical substances.”?

Question:  Regarding Article 2(3) “Regulation on Data Security of Drug Registration Records” (“Regulation on Data Security”), please explain what is meant by “circulated pharmaceutical substances.” Regarding the term “business secret” as it is used throughout the Regulation on Data Security, please explain the criteria by which it is determined...
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Upon a dispute over IPRs

Upon a dispute over IPRs, the right holder might initiate a civil lawsuit to the provincial or municipal people’s court to request for its settlement or application of the following remedies:    To compel the infringing party to terminate the act of infringement;  To compel the infringing party to make a public...
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Evidence for proving the use of your protected trademark in Vietnam

Question: We registered a trademark in Vietnam and would like to know how to provide Evidence for proving the use of your protected trademark in Vietnam? Answen: Regarding to the evidence for proving the use of your protected trademark in Vietnam, we would like to advise you as below: In related...