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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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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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