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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).
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.
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.
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”  
Proposals to support patent registration

Proposals to support patent registration

18/12/2018
The funding priority will be given to scientific research results, key products, national products, product designs and new plant seedings  
How to improve the quality of human resources on intellectual property?

How to improve the quality of human resources on intellectual property?

17/12/2018
In order to improve the quality of intellectual property human resources, it is necessary first to recognize the role of intellectual property in the development of the country. Next, there’s a need to train lecturers, experts up to university and post-graduate degrees in intellectual property, making intellectual property a subject at ...
Enterprises still use

Enterprises still use "pirated" software despite the risk of being criminalized

17/12/2018
Enterprises, generally speaking, tend to abide by the law, using only licensed software to support their operations. However, there are some foreign businesses who are possessing strong financial resources and famous brands still deliberately defy the law of the country  
Vietnamese agricultural products in

Vietnamese agricultural products in "foreign costumes"

14/12/2018
More than 80% of Vietnam's agricultural product exports carrying foreign brands is an unacceptable fact. But there’s still another fact that is much more bitter to digest: many Vietnamese products consumed in domestic markets are also borrowing foreign brands. Why there exists such an awkward situation?  
Sharing experience in patent examination on pharmaceuticals, health and biotechnology

Sharing experience in patent examination on pharmaceuticals, health and biotechnology

14/12/2018
This is a specialized seminar for patent examiners of the two parties to exchange experience, knowledge and skills in search, patent verification in pharmaceuticals, health and biotechnology, as well as updating each other on new developments in the world in these areas  
Geographical indication for agricultural products: Getting is hard, maintaining is much more difficult

Geographical indication for agricultural products: Getting is hard, maintaining is much more difficult

13/12/2018
At present, the requirement for food safety, traceability has become more and more popular, so geographical indication for agricultural products is increasingly needed. Registering and obtaining geographical indication is a time consuming and labor-intensive process for both local authorities, businesses and farmers. However, maintaining a geographical indication associated with the quality ...