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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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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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The second session of legislature XIV concluded

The second session of Legislature XIV of the Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) concluded o­n November 23, 2016 after more than 01 month of agenda. In this session, the NA adopted 03 laws, namely (i) the Law on Belief and Religion, (ii) the Law on Property Auction and (iii) the Law on revisions and supplements to […]

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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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