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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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8 Laws Approved by the National Assembly of Vietnam

The 6th session of Legislature XIII of the Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) concluded o­n November 29, 2013. In this session, the NA approved: 1. Law on on Vegetation Protection and Quarantine; 2. Employment Law; 3. Law on Receiving Citizens; 4. Land Law (amended); 5. Law on Practicing Thriftand CombatingWaste (amended); 6. Law amending and supplementing […]

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New Decree No. 131/2013/ND-CP on Sanctioning Administrative Violations of Copyright and Related Rights

On October 16, 2013, the Government of Vietnam adopted Decree No. 131/2013/ND-CP on Sanctioning Administrative Violations of copyright and related rights (“Decree 131”) which replaces Decree 47/2009/ND-CP dated May 13, 2009, as amended and supplemented by Decree 109/2011/ND-CP dated December 2, 2011. Decree 131 will take effect as of December 15, 2013. Decree 131 consists […]

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New Decree No. 114/2013/ND-CP on Handling of Administrative Violations in the fields of New Plant Varieties and Plant Protection and Quarantine

On October 3, 2013, the Government of Vietnam adopted Decree No. 114/2013/ND-CP on Handling of Administrative Violations in the Fields of New Plant Varieties and Plant Protection and Quarantine  (“Decree 114”). Decree 114  will take effect as of November 20, 2013. Decree 114 replaces Decree 57/2005-ND-CP dated April 27, 2005 on Handling of Administrative Violations in […]

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New Decree No. 99/2013/ND-CP on Handling of Administrative Violations in the field of industrial property

On August 29, 2013, the Government of Vietnam adopted Decree No. 99/2013/ND-CP on Handling of Administrative Violations in the field of Industrial Property (“Decree 99”) which replaces Decree 97/2010/ND-CP dated September 21, 2010. Decree 99 will take effect as of October 15, 2013. Decree 99 is one of the guiding instruments for implementation of the Law […]

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New Decree No. 72-2013/ND-CP on management, supply and use of internet services and network information

On July 15, 2013, the Government of Vietnam adopted Decree No. 72-2013/ND-CP regulating the management, supply and use of internet services and network information (“Decree 72”) which replaces Decree 97 dated August 28, 2008. Decree 72 also includes provisions regulating online games services which replace previous online game regulations. Decree 72 will take effect as of […]

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Amendments to Circular No. 01/2007/TT-BKHCN in relation to procedures for establishment of industrial property rights

After 5 years of implementation and having amended twice, Circular No.01/2007/TT-BKHCN (“Circular 01/2007”), which guides the implementation of the Government’s Decree No. 103/2006/NĐ-CP detailing and guiding implementation of a number of articles of the Law on Intellectual Property regarding Industrial Property,has been once more amended and supplemented by Circular No. 05/2013/TT-BKHCN issued by Ministry of […]

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