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Author Archive | Dang Tran Vu

Official notification on guidance of identifying the legal status of the signer on documents submitted to the Vietnam Intellectual Property Office (hereinafter referred to as “The Vietnam IPO”)

On 23 November 2020, the Vietnam IPO has issued the Notification No. 13822/TB-SHTT (referred to as “Notification No. 13822”) applying new regulations related to the person who can sign on documents submitted to the Vietnam IPO on behalf of the applicant. The main contents of the Notification focused on the new regulations applying to organizations, […]

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Processing of IP applications at Vietnam IP Office in 2020

In 2020, despite the fact that the Covid-19 pandemic seriously affected every aspect of life, the number of patent applications filed with the Vietnam IP Office still increased in comparison with that in 2019. In particular, in 2020 the Vietnam IP Office received 8,368 patent/utility solution applications, increased by 3.1% compared to 2019. While the […]

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Briefing on the drafting the Law on amdending and supplementing a number of articles of the IP Law

In order to institutionalize the orientations and policies of the Party and State, rectify the shortcomings and problems in the enforcement and domestication of the international commitments in conformity with the international practices, Vietnam is currently implementing a law project amending and supplementing a number of articles of the Intellectual Property Law (Law No. 50/2005/QH11), […]

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Notification on application of legal provisions relating to time limits for applicants affected by Covid-19 and transactions between applicants and the Intellectual Property Office of Viet Nam

IP Viet Nam issued Notification No. 5277/TB-SHTT dated 31 March 2020 on application of legal provisions relating to time limits for applicants affected by Covid-19 and transactions between applicants and the Intellectual Property Office of Viet Nam. Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) caused by a novel coronavirus has occurred globally with rapid spread and severely affected to […]

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Trademark case “ENSHU”: Obtaining consent from the citied mark to overcome the NOIP’s refusal

Recently, D&N International, representing ENSHU Limited, Japan, has successfully overcome the NOIP’s refusal of registration of the trademark “” on the ground that it is confusingly similar to the trademark “ENSHU” (“The Cited Mark”), protected under the Registration No. 121449 in the name of ENSHU Vietnam Limited Company (“ENSHU Vietnam”). Facts ENSHU Limited, Japan (“ENSHU […]

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Vietnam elected as chairman of WIPO General Assembly

On October 2nd 2017, at the first session of WIPO’s 57th General Assembly, representatives from 191 member states have elected the Vietnamese ambassador in Geneva, Mr. Duong Chi Dung, to the position of chairman of WIPO General Assembly for the term 2018-2019. As a chairman, Mr. Dung has directly conduct the meeting of WIPO General […]

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International classification of goods/services under Nice Agreement: New 11th edition applicable

Although Vietnam is not an official member of the Nice Agreement, it has long been using the International Classification of Goods/Services under the Nice Agreement for the purpose of trademark registration. According to the Notification No.  6983/TB-SHTT dated August 24, 2017 issued by the National Office of Intellectual Property (“NOIP”), from October 1st, 2017, the […]

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