Pham & Associates Represented the Vietnam Performing Arts Agency to Ask for a review of the Case “The Miss OCEAN QUEEN 2013”


On September 11, 2014, the Appellate Court in Da Nang city annulled the First instance Court’s decision on the case of “The Miss OCEAN QUEEN 2013”.


The Appellate Court agreed with the Pham & Associates’ findings that Vietnam Performing Arts Agency (“VPAA”) had the rights to withdraw its decision for permission to hold “the Miss Contest” not only in the whole country but also in the regions.


On April 4, 2013, the VPAA issued a decision no. 135/QD-NTBD to license Rong Viet Company to held “The Miss Ocean Queen Contest 2013” in Nha Trang city. On June 1, 2013, Director of VPAA withdrew the above Decision 135/QD-NTBD on the grounds that the organizer did not comply with the regulations.

Rong Viet Company instituted an administrative claim against the VPAA at the Administrative Court. On March 18, 2014, the Court of First Instance had been incorrect to find that the VPAA had the rights to withdrawn permission of “the Miss Contest” in the national level only, not including in the regional level events. Therefore, the Court of First Instance upheld the Rong Viet Company’s claim.

Pham & Associates represented the VPAA at the Court of Appeal on September 11, 2014.


For further information on this case, please visit the Law Ho Chi Minh City Newspaper Online.


Pham & Associates is an intellectual property law firm in Vietnam. We provide counsel and representation in every area of patents, trademarks, copyrights, enforcement of intellectual property rights as well as their representation in arbitration and litigation proceedings etc.


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