Technology Transfer Law, 2006:

Technology Transfer Law, 2006:
June 18 14:20 2015

The Law on Technology Transfer was passed on November 29, 2006 and came into force on July 1, 2007. Aim of the law is to regulate the transfer of technologies in Vietnam, from Vietnam to abroad and from abroad to Vietnam.

The law contains some specific provisions related to intellectual property and industrial property. About the transfer of the right to own a technology, the article 16 first defines it as the right to possess, to use and to dispose of the said technology (article 16-1). Then the same article discusses the case in which a technology is protected by an industrial property right (16-2). The law explains that in this situation, the industrial property right shall be transferred at the same time (as the technology) and under the rules of the Law on Intellectual Property.

According to article 17-3, the same rule applies for transferring the right to use when a technology is protected by an industrial property right.