The Law Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Penal Code

The Law Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Penal Code
July 14 22:22 2016

National Assembly promulgated the Law amending and supplementing some articles of penal code which was passed on June, 19, 2009 under no. 37/2009/QH12. Two articles including 170, 171 which relate to Intellectual property (IP) were amended and supplemented. Particularly, article 170a is “Infringing upon copyright and related rights”. This is complementary content in comparison with the article in Law on 2005. Article 171 “Infringing upon industrial property rights” was amend and supplemented. Following the amendment, Geographical indication was added and content of that article is more concise and clearer than article in Law on 2005.

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