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New notification from VNIPO extending the due dates related to establishment Industrial property rights until 30 November 2021

On 09 September 2021, the Intellectual Property Office of Viet Nam (VNIPO) issued the new Notification No. 8181/TB-SHTT dated 09/09/ 2021 according to which: “All procedures related to the establishment of industrial property rights, namely, requests claiming priority rights, provision of supplementary documents, responses to VNIPO’s decisions/notifications, requests for annuities/renewal of the validity of protection […]

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VNIPO’s Notification dated 2 August 2021 on application of legal provisions relating to time limits for applicants affected by Covid-19

Considering the situation that the Covid-19 pandemic has been severely affecting all aspects of social-economic life in all countries around the world in general and the registration of industrial property rights in particular, in order to minimize the disadvantages caused by Covid-19 to applicants/industrial property right owners relating to procedures for registration of industrial property […]

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VNIPO’s new notification no. 6959/TB-SHTT temporarily loosening requirements on the legal capacity of the signers in the documents submitted to the Office amid ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

As we informed in our previous news update, on 23 November 2020 the Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (“VNIPO”) issued Notification no. 13822/TB-SHTT (“Notification no. 13822”) guiding the application of a number of regulations concerning the persons having the legal capacity to sign the documents on behalf of the applicants in the rights establishment procedures. […]

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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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