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Continuation of PPH Pilot Program between NOIP - JPO for patent applications until 2022

Continuation of PPH Pilot Program between NOIP - JPO for patent applications until 2022

29/03/2019
The National Office of Intellectual Property (NOIP)  and the Japanese Patent Office (JPO) will continue PPH pilot program (PPH Program) Phase 2 in 3 years from April 1, 2019 to 31/3/2022 after completing the pilot implementation of PPH Program Phase 1 (April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2019).
COMMUNITY mark has been accepted registration for Classes 25 and 35

COMMUNITY mark has been accepted registration for Classes 25 and 35

25/03/2019
Applied-for mark COMMUNITY under application 4-2011-28083 dated December 29th 2011 for Class 25 and Class 35 in the name of  Aritzia LP (Canada) was denied  registration by NOIP for the reasons of being descriptive and/or liable to mislead, confuse or deceive consumers as to the origin, functional parameters, intended purposes...of the ...
Workshop on Assessing elements of patent infringement

Workshop on Assessing elements of patent infringement

20/03/2019
On March 15, 2019, the Vietnam Intellectual Property Research Institute (VIPRI) in collaboration with the Japan Trade Promotion Organization (JETRO) and the Southeast Asia Intellectual Property Network on Japanese Trade and Industry (SEAIPJ) organized a workshop on "Assessing elements of patent  infringement".
Use of  Vietnamese Version of NCL 11-2018

Use of Vietnamese Version of NCL 11-2018

21/02/2019
The Vietnamese version of the Nice Classification 11th Edition - Version 2018 (NCL 11-2018) has been applied to the classification of goods and services for trademark registrations in Vietnam since January 01, 2018.
Copyright lawsuit: Creator ownership in  “Infant Progidies of Viet country

Copyright lawsuit: Creator ownership in “Infant Progidies of Viet country" comics

21/02/2019
On February 18, 2019, the People's Court of District 1, Ho Chi Minh City returned a first-instance verdict to recognize painter Le Linh as the only author of the "Infant Progidies of Viet country" comics. This copyright ownership dispute has lasted for 12 years, attracted public interest, especially the publishing community.
AQUA KEEP is accepted for registration as a whole

AQUA KEEP is accepted for registration as a whole

15/02/2019
Intl' application no.1168792 "AQUA KEEP" for goods of Class 01 in the name of Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co., Ltd. was temporarily refused to registration on the ground that the "AQUA KEEP" sign does not meet the protection requirements as provided for in Article 74.2 c of IP Law, namely it's descriptive.
NOIP has accepted to register NEURONTIN  trademark.

NOIP has accepted to register NEURONTIN trademark.

25/01/2019
Applied-for mark NEURONTIN under application No. 4-2006-19045 in the name of Warner-Lambert Company LLC was refused registration for Class 5 as being considered confusingly similar to cited NEUROPENTIN  trademark...
NOIP rejected a request for cancellation of Registration no.147635 for

NOIP rejected a request for cancellation of Registration no.147635 for "Fantini, design" trademark.

18/01/2019
A cancellation request is filed to NOIP agaisnt  trademark Registration no.147365 "Fantiny, figure" for goods of Class 11 "Sanitary apparatus (baths, showers, wash basins) made of mica and composite materials" on the ground  that it fails to meet the registrability criteria...  
Review of NOIP's settlement of appeal requests in 2017

Review of NOIP's settlement of appeal requests in 2017

05/01/2019
The Annual Report 2017 of NOIP, published in October 2018, showed that in this year 1.318 appeal requests against its decisions on refusal on granting IP protection titles were received,  of which only 730 ( 55% of the total) were considered valid and accepted for settlement by the NOIP...
IP Applications in Vietnam increased sharply in 2018.

IP Applications in Vietnam increased sharply in 2018.

31/12/2018
By November 30, 2018, the NOIP has received 98,347 applications of all kinds (up 5.5% compared with the same period in 2017), of which were 57,939 applications for IP rights registration (up 8.2% compared with 2017); the patent applications for invention and utility solution increased by 16.9% and 55.6%, respectively.
The decision refusing to protect the trademark KENWOOD under Intl’ app.no.876696 is being reviewed

The decision refusing to protect the trademark KENWOOD under Intl’ app.no.876696 is being reviewed

19/12/2018
Intl’ application no.876696 KENWOOD for products of Classes 07, 09 and 11 in the name of De Longhi Benelux SA (Luxembourg) was refused to protect by the National Office of Intellectual Property (NOIP) on the ground that the applied-for mark is confusingly similar to prior marks...
EU report: 63% of counterfeit customs seizures are small parcels

EU report: 63% of counterfeit customs seizures are small parcels

18/12/2018
“Small parcel shipments sent via post or courier services are harder for customs officials to track and seize. We hope that these findings will be of use to policy makers as they devise methods to combat counterfeiting”