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Circular No. 263/2016/TT- BTC: New regulations on collection rates, regime of collection, payment, management and use of industrial property fees and charges

On November 14, 2016, the Ministry of Finance promulgated Circular No. 263/2016/TT- BTC (“Circular 263”) providing for the collection rates, regime of collection, payment, management and use of industrial property fees and charges. Circular 263 has come into full force and effect since January 01, 2017 and replaced the former Circular No. 22/2009/TT-BTC (“Circular 22”) […]

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The second session of legislature XIV concluded

The second session of Legislature XIV of the Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) concluded o­n November 23, 2016 after more than 01 month of agenda. In this session, the NA adopted 03 laws, namely (i) the Law on Belief and Religion, (ii) the Law on Property Auction and (iii) the Law on revisions and supplements to […]

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Ministry of Justice proposes to amend the IP Law

According to local press, Ministry of Justice has finalized a draft report on the results of examination of 124 legal documents having relation with the enforcement of the 2015 Civil Procedure Code (“CPC”). The examination results reveal a great number of legal documents having contents incompatible or inconsistent with the CPC. Concerning the Law on […]

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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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