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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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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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Decree 43/2017/ND-CP: NEW REGULATIONS ON GOODS LABELLING

On April 14, 2017, the Government issued Decree No. 43/2017/ND-CP on goods labeling (“Decree 43”) replacing Decree No. 89/2006/ND-CP of the Government dated August 30th, 2006 (“Decree 89”). Decree 43 takes effect as of June 1st, 2017. Compared with Decree 89, Decree 43 has some new features as follows: Governing scope Decree 43 provides details […]

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Law on Technology Transfer No. 07/2017/QH14: AMENDMENT, SUPPLEMENT TO SOME ARTICLES OF THE 2006 LAW ON TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

On June 19, 2017, the 14th National Assembly adopted the Law on Technology Transfer No. 07/2017/QH14 (the New TT Law) which amends, supplements some articles of the Law on Technology Transfer No. 80/2006/QH11 providing regulations on technology transfer activities (the Old TT Law). The New TT Law comes into effect as of July 01, 2018, […]

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