Court’s IP judgments and decisions published on its website in the last 12 months.


On March 16th, 2017, the Judicial Council of the Supreme People’s Court issued Resolution No. 03/2017/NQ-HDTP on the online-publication of Court’s judgments and decisions. This Resolution took effect from July 1st, 2017.









According to this Resolution, first-instance judgments which are not appealed; appellate judgments; cassation and retrial decisions on settlement of criminal, administrative, civil, marriage and family, business, trade and labor cases, except the cases subject to secret trial, or having contents that are in the list of State secret or having contents that have not been published by the State and if these contents are disclosed, it shall cause harm to the State or having confidential information on financial investment, professional know-how or undisclosed technology which can be used and taken advantage of in business of which the parties in litigation procedures required to keep secret during the trial;  within 30 days from the date on which such judgments, decisions take effect, must be published on the Court’s website.

In the last 12 months (July 1, 2017 - July 1, 2008) only 14 court judgments and decisions related to intellectual property (IP) were published on the Court’s website. They include: 01 judgment and 03 decisions suspending the case on IP rights disputes, 01 decision of the Administrative Court on IP administrative management and 10 criminal verdicts on the production and trading of counterfeit goods. This fact shows that the handling of infringement of intellectual property rights in Vietnam to date has been mainly carried out by the administrative measures of the competent authorities or through out-of-court agreements between the related parties.

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