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The HWASUNG Trademark Case

SH-VINA Cable Co., Ltd vs. Thien Phu Industrial Co,. Ltd.   The pending dispute between SH-Vina Cable Co.,Ltd and Thien Phu Industrial Co.,Ltd. over the ownership of the trademark HWASUNG has raised some important questions about the application of the Vietnamese Trademark Law, especially those relating to the «first to file» principle and grounds for […]

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The second software copyright case before the court

According to the local press, on January 17, 2007 Hanoi Economic Court accepted a complaint filed by Hanoi Software Company (« Hanoi Software ») against Thuong Mai So Company (« Thuong Mai So ») for infringing copyright over its software WEB++. Of note, one year and a half after the settlement by Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court of […]

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First unfair competition case handled by the administrative authority in Vietnam

According to domestic media, on September 1, 2006, a fine worth VND10,5 millions (USD660) was imposed by the Inspector of Ministry of Science and Technology (the MoST) on Ha Tay Pharmaceutical Joint-stock Company (HaTay PJSC) for an administrative violation in the field of industrial property and unfair competition. A VND10 millions (USD625) penalty was also […]

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