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Ministry of Justice proposes to amend the IP Law

According to local press, Ministry of Justice has finalized a draft report on the results of examination of 124 legal documents having relation with the enforcement of the 2015 Civil Procedure Code (“CPC”). The examination results reveal a great number of legal documents having contents incompatible or inconsistent with the CPC. Concerning the Law on […]

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Circular 14/2016/TTLT-BTTTT-BKHCN: Some features of the procedures for changing and revoking domain names infringing IP right

In an effort to improve effectiveness in handling cases of infringement of intellectual property (“IP”) rights on the internet and/or unfair competition in connection with domain names, on June 8, 2016, Ministry of Science & Technology (“MOST”) and Ministry of Information and Communications (“MIC”) have jointly issued Circular No. 14/2016/TTLT-BTTTT-BKHCN (“Circular 14”) providing guidance on […]

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Circular No. 08/2016/TT-BVHTTDL: Promulgating new copyright registration forms

On July 2, 2016, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism issued Circular No. 08/2016/TT-BVHTTDL (« Circular 08/2016”) promulgating copyright/related rights registration forms. This Circular takes effect as of August 15, 2016 replacing Decision No. 88/2006/QD-BVHTT dated October 17, 2006 issued by the Ministry of Culture and Information. Copyright/related rights registration certificates which have been issued […]

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Viet Nam recognizes the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore as an International Searching Authority (ISA), and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) under the PCT

On September 8, 2015, the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP) issued Notification No. 8450/TB-SHTT officially recognizing the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) as an International Searching Authority (ISA), and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) under the PCT. The NOIP’s decision is believed to create more opportunities and convenience to the Vietnamese […]

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The Vietnamese National Assembly approved 11 laws

The 13th session of Legislature XIII of the Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) concluded o­n June 26, 2015. In this session, the NA approved: Law on Government Organization (amended); Law on Local Government Organization; Law on the Vietnam Fatherland Front (amended); Law on Election of National Assembly Deputies and Local People’s Council Members; Law on State […]

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“SKY” Trademark case: Trademark cancellation on the ground of non-use

Recently, D&N International has been successful in requesting non-use cancelation against validity of two trademark registrations, thus overcoming the NOIP’s refusal to protect an international trademark in Vietnam. The case, once again, has given trademark owners warning about the possibility of cancelation of validity of their trademark registrations due to non-use. Facts On May 28, […]

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“SYNCMASTER CLOUD” Trademark case: Importance of recordal of owner’s address change

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (“Samsung”) received the Notification No. 2012/22/NDTT07 dated 23 May, 2013 from the National Office of Intellectual Property (“NOIP”) on provisional refusal on protection of the trademark “SYNCMASTER CLOUD” (“Applied-for Mark”) under the International Registration No.  1116814 as it is considered as confusingly similar to the trademark “Synmaster” (“Cited Mark”) being   protected […]

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