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10 Laws Approved by the National Assembly of Vietnam

The 7th session of Legislature XII of the Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) concluded o­n June 19, 2010. In this session, the NA approved: Law on the State Bank of Vietnam (amended); Law on Credit Institutions (amended); Law on Non-Agricultural Land Use Tax; Law on Postal Services; Law on Economical and Efficient Use of Energy; Law […]

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Vietnam businesses and Creative Commons Licenses

Vietnam businesses and Creative Commons Licenses Thursday, 15.07.2010 13:25 Vietnam is striving hard to improve its education system and boost development of industries. The application of CCL in Vietnam will prepare stable ground for Vietnam businesses to retain full copyright ownership of their work and provide them with legal corridor to allow users to reuse […]

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Creative Commons Licenses (CC Licenses) launched in Vietnam

Creative Commons Licenses (CC Licenses) launched in Vietnam Monday, 24.05.2010 15:12 On May 7, 2010, in Hanoi Melia Hotel, Creative Commons together with Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) and D&N International launched the ported CC License in Vietnam. This event has marked the completion of Phase 1 of the CC Vietnam project, an important step forward […]

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D&N International: Protecting Your Intellectual Property Rights

With its presence stretching across the country and a representative office in Paris (France), as well as its large network of foreign associate law firms throughout the world, D&N International is known as a leading law firm in Vietnam providing professional legal services meeting international standards in three main areas: intellectual property, investment consultancy and business laws. […]

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New regulations on procedure for registration of industrial designs – Circular No. 01/2007/TT-BKHCN

As previously reported by D&N International, on February 14, 2007 Ministry of Science and Technology issued Circular 1/2007 providing detailed guidelines on procedure for acquisition of industrial property rights (IPRs). In relation to procedure for registration of industrial designs, Circular 1/2007 replaces the old Circular No. 29/2003/TT-BKHCN dated November 5, 2003. Of particular note, Circular […]

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New regulations on procedure for registration of geographical indications

As previously reported by D&N International, Ministry of Science and Technology issued o­n February 14, 2007 Circular n° 01/2007/TT-BKHCN o­n procedure for acquisition of industrial property rights (IPRs), replacing the old Circular No. 3055 dated December 31, 1996. With respect to geographical indications, the following changes should be noted: Under the previous regime (i.e. before […]

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New regulations on procedure for registration of trademarks – Circular No. 01/2007/TT-BKHCN

As previously reported by D&N International, on February 14, 2007 Ministry of Science and Technology issued Circular 1/2007 providing detailed guidelines on procedure for acquisition of industrial property rights (IPRs). The old Circular No. 3055 dated December 31, 1996 on procedure for establishment of IPRs has been abrogated accordingly. In relation to procedure for registration […]

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New regulations on procedure for acquisition of patent rights – Circular No. 01/2007/TT-BKHCN

On February 14, 2007 the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) issued Circular No. 01/2007/TT-BKHCN («Circular 1/2007») guiding the implementation of Decree No. 103 of the government dated September 22, 2006 on implementation of several articles of the Intellectual Property Law 2005 with respect to industrial property (IP). Circular 1/2007 contains 5 chapters but four-fifths […]

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Decree No. 106-2006/ND-CP on Dealing with Administrative Offences in Relation to Industrial Property

Practice shows that administrative action is most frequently chosen by intellectual property owners to inforce their rights in Vietnam as it is considered as more effective than civil action. However, the low level of administrative penalties provided by law in the past was not sufficiantly discouraging to infringers. To make the measure more attractive, Decree […]

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