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Circular No 14/2010/TT-BKH guiding Decree No 43/2010/ND-CP on business registration - Online business registrations restricted

23/07/2013
The Ministry of Planning and Investment has issued Circular  No 14/2010/TT-BKH guiding Decree No 43/2010/ND-CP on business registration.

Number of Laws and Legal regulation taking effect on January 2010

23/07/2013
New IP law (Amended IP Law) to amend and supplement a number of articles in the existing IP Law (IP Law year 2005)

Guidance on IPR Protection in Vietnam

23/07/2013
Bellow is a summary of Intellectual Property right environment in Vietnam which focuses on four distinct types of intangible property – namely, patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. We hope that the summary is useful for those who want

IP Overview in Vietnam in 2009

23/07/2013
In June 2009 the National Assembly of Vietnam passed a new IP Law to amend a number of articles of the existing IP Law passed on November 2005, came into force on July 1, 2006. The “Amended IP Law” aims at encouraging innovation, improving IP

NEW GUIDES ON PROCEDURES FOR THE ACQUISITION OF PATENT RIGHTS

23/07/2013
On November 5, 2003 the Ministry of Science and Technology issued Circular No. 30/2003/TT-BKHCN providing procedures for the acquisition of industrial property rights in inventions and utility solutions in Vietnam (“Circular 30”). Circular 30

NEW GUIDES ON PROCEDURES FOR THE ACQUISITION OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN RIGHTS

23/07/2013
On November 5, 2003 the Ministry of Science and Technology issued Circular No. 29/2003/TT-BKHCN providing procedures for the acquisition of industrial property rights to industrial designs  in Vietnam (“Circular 29”). Circular 29 is formu

SOME PRACTICAL TIPS FOR FILING PATENT APPLICATIONS IN VIETNAM

23/07/2013
In the process of improvement for the purpose of Vietnam’s joining the WTO, Vietnamese patent law has been revealed as having a number of shortcomings. This is unders

Combat counterfeiting in Vietnam

23/07/2013
The question of how to combat counterfeiting effectively in Vietnam is always a tough one for trademark owners, due to the fact that the manufacture and trade of counterfeit goods in Vietnam have now become more and more sophisticated, and due to the grea

A REVIEW OF TRADEMARK DEVELOPMENTS IN THE DRAFT AMENDMENT OF CIRCULAR 3055

26/06/2013
As it seeks to implement its commitments to international multilateral and bilateral treaties, Vietnam is planning to make amendments to its laws governing the protection of intellectual property (IP). Likewise, in preparation for signing other internatio

PATENTING OF BIOTECH INVENTIONS IN VIETNAM

26/06/2013
From the outset of the protection system of the Intellectual Property (IP) Rights, biotechnological inventions in Vietnam, which are commonly concerning (i) living organisms (e.g., plant/animal varieties; plants/animals; microorganisms) and element

COPYRIGHT ENFORCEMENT IN VIETNAM

26/06/2013
Vietnam has had a formal legal framework for copyright protection since 1986, initially consisting of Decree No.142 and its related documents. The Ordinance on copyright protection replacing Decree No. 142 was passed in 1995. On July 1, 1996, the Civil Co