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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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Harrods case story

Harrods of the U.K. has been the well-known brand symbolizing high grade fashion designs and the reliability. The exclusively authorized Harrods branded fashion stores have been operational across the globe from well-known gleamy fashion hubs such as London, Milan, Paris to NewYork. Together with the fame and prestige, Harrods has been the target for brand […]

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The first time Vietnamese authorities have dealt with Vietnamese copyright infringers using internet

Elsevier of USA is the world’s leading publisher of science and health information and it serves more than 30 million scientists, students, and health and information professionals worldwide. In 2007, it dicovered that some individuals (“the Subject”) in Vietnam infringed its copyrighted scientific works. D&N International is chosen by Elsevier as its legal counsel in […]

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The HWASUNG Trademark Case

SH-VINA Cable Co., Ltd vs. Thien Phu Industrial Co,. Ltd.   The pending dispute between SH-Vina Cable Co.,Ltd and Thien Phu Industrial Co.,Ltd. over the ownership of the trademark HWASUNG has raised some important questions about the application of the Vietnamese Trademark Law, especially those relating to the «first to file» principle and grounds for […]

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The second software copyright case before the court

According to the local press, on January 17, 2007 Hanoi Economic Court accepted a complaint filed by Hanoi Software Company (« Hanoi Software ») against Thuong Mai So Company (« Thuong Mai So ») for infringing copyright over its software WEB++. Of note, one year and a half after the settlement by Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court of […]

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First unfair competition case handled by the administrative authority in Vietnam

According to domestic media, on September 1, 2006, a fine worth VND10,5 millions (USD660) was imposed by the Inspector of Ministry of Science and Technology (the MoST) on Ha Tay Pharmaceutical Joint-stock Company (HaTay PJSC) for an administrative violation in the field of industrial property and unfair competition. A VND10 millions (USD625) penalty was also […]

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