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Circular 169/2016/TT-BTC: New regulations on fees for assessment of technology transfer agreement

On October 26, 2016, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) issued Circular No. 169/2016/TT-BTC (“Circular No. 169”) replacing Circular No. 200/2009/TT-BTC dated October 15, 2009 providing collection rates, regime of collection, payment, management and use of fees for assessment of technology transfer agreement. The details of fees are as follows:   For technology transfer agreement which […]

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Decree No. 28/2017/NĐ-CP dated 20 March 2017: amending and supplementing some articles of Decree No. 131/2013/NĐ-CP stipulating sanctions for administrative violations of copyright and related rights and Decree No. 158/2013/NĐ-CP stipulating sanctions for administrative violations in the fields of culture, sport, tourism and advertising.

On 30 March, 2017 the Government promulgated Decree No. 28/2017/NĐ-CP (“Decree 28”) to amend and supplement some articles of Decree No. 131/2013/NĐ-CP dated 16 October 2013 regulating sactions for administrative violations of copyright and related rights and Decree No.  158/2013/NĐ-CP stipulating sanctions for administrative violations in the fields of culture, sport, tourism and advertising. Decree […]

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Resolution No. 03/2017/NQ-HDTP on the publication of Court’s judgments and decisions

On March 16th, 2017, the Judicial Council of the Supreme People’s Court issued Resolution No. 03/2017/NQ-HDTP on the publication of Court’s judgments and decisions. According to this Resolution, the following Court’s judgments and decisions will be published on the Court’s web portal: (i) First-instance judgments which are not appealed; appellate judgments; cassation and retrial decisions […]

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The “AOP” collective mark case: THE MATTER OF REGISTRATION OF A COLLECTIVE MARK

Recently, D&N International, on behalf of Association suisse des AOP-IGP, Sweeden (“Applicant”) has successfully overcome the NOIP’s provisional refusal to register the  collective mark for goods in classes 29, 30, 31, 32 & 33  (“the Applied Mark”).   Facts:   The Applicant filed an international application for registration of the Applied Mark in Vietnam. However, […]

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Circular No. 16/TT-BTTTT: New regulations on assignment of domain names

On June 28, 2016 the Ministry of Information and Communications (“MIC”) promulgated Circular No. 16/TT-BTTTT (“Circular 16/2016”) providing guidance for assignment of domain names granted without auction. Circular 16/2016 is effective as of August 15, 2016 and has the following main contents: Condition for assignment of domain names Pursuant to Circular 16/2016, from August 15, […]

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Circular No. 04/2016/TT-BCT: Amending, supplementing a number of the ministry of industry and trade’s circulars on administrative procedures in the fields of e-commerce, chemicals, liquor production amd trading, commercial franchising, goods purchase and sale via goods exchanges, energy, food safety and electricity.

On June 06, 2016, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) issued Circular No. 04/2016/TT-BCT (“Circular No. 04”) amending, supplementing a number of previous circulars of the MOIT, including, among others, Circular No. 09/2006/TT-BTM dated May 25, 2006 guiding procedure on registration of franchising activities in Vietnam. According to Circular 04, requirement as to form […]

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Circular 208/2016/TT-BTC: New regulations on fees and charges for national domain names “.vn”

On November 10, 2016, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) issued Circular No. 208/2016/TT-BTC (“Circular No. 208”) providing for the collection rates, regime of collection, payment, management and use of fees and charges for national domain names “.vn” and internet addresses (IP) of Vietnam. Circular No. 208 is effective as of January 01, 2017, replacing Circular […]

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The “Elégance” Trademark Case: The NOIP’s current trend of citing prior marks to refuse registration

Recently, D&N International, on behalf of Albion Co., Ltd., Japan, (“Applicant”) has successfully overcome the NOIP’s provisional refusal to register the  trademark for goods in classes 03 and 21 (“Applied Mark”) on the ground that it is similar to the same mark for goods in classes 9, 14, 16, 18, 24, 25, & 26 (“Cited […]

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Circular No. 211/2016/TT-BTC: New regulation on collection rates, regime of collection, payment, management and use of copyright fees

On November 10, 2016, the Ministry of Finance issued Circular No. 211/2016/TT-BTC (“Circular 211/2016”) providing for collection rates, regime of collection, payment, management and use of copyright fees. This Circular takes effect as of January 1, 2017 replacing Circular No. 29/2009/TT-BTC dated February 10, 2009 of the Ministry of Finance.   According to Circular 211/2016, the […]

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Circular No. 263/2016/TT- BTC: New regulations on collection rates, regime of collection, payment, management and use of industrial property fees and charges

On November 14, 2016, the Ministry of Finance promulgated Circular No. 263/2016/TT- BTC (“Circular 263”) providing for the collection rates, regime of collection, payment, management and use of industrial property fees and charges. Circular 263 has come into full force and effect since January 01, 2017 and replaced the former Circular No. 22/2009/TT-BTC (“Circular 22”) […]

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