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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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Decree n° 89/2006/ND-CP on Goods Labelling

On August 30, 2006 the Government has issued Decree No. 89/2006/ND-CP («Decree 89») on goods labelling to replace Decision No. 178/1999/QD-TTg of the Prime Minister dated August 30, 1999 on labelling of domestically-circulated goods and import/export goods. Decree 89 will come into effect as of March 13, 2007. Under Decree 89, mandatory content of labels […]

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Decree 116 on implementation of the Competition Law

As previously reported by D&N International, Decree 116/2005/ND-CP providing detailed regulations on implementation of a number of articles of the Competition Law has been issued by the Vietnamese Governement on September 15, 2005 and came into force as of October 10, 2005. It is worth reminding that the Competition Law was promulgated by the National […]

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