Changes of Criminal law on Enforcement of IPRs in Vietnam

According to current regulations (i.e. Article 199 of Law on Intellectual Property), there are 03 following modes of remedies to enforce intellectual property rights in Vietnam: – Civil remedies; and – Administrative remedies; or – Criminal remedies Accordingly, depending on the nature and extent of acts of infringement, organizations and individuals committing acts of infringement […]

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Nguyen Duc Thang has been recognized as a Patent Leader

Mr. Nguyen Duc Thang Partner, Director of Patent Department – INVESTIP World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) Magazine has included our Partner, Director of Patent Department, Mr. Nguyen Duc Thang in its 2021 edition of WIPR Leaders. WIPR Magazine is one of the leading intellectual property (IP) magazines in the world. This is a must-read for businesses [...] Read more

Vietnam – Representative office of the Patent office in Da Nang city starts directly receiving applications as normal

The Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (IPVN) has just informed that its representative office in Da Nang city has started directly receiving paper applications as normal from 30 September 2021 – according to Notice No. 8895/TB-SHTT dated 30 September 2021. Under its previous Notice, the representative office stopped directly receiving paper applications from 22 July […]

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Criminal liability of corporate legal entities and enforcement of Intellectual property rights in Vietnam

The Criminal Code 2015, as amended and supplemented in 2017 (hereinafter called as “Criminal Code”) came into force on January 01, 2018. In the history of the formation and development of Vietnamese criminal laws, this is the first time Criminal Code has promulgated regulations on criminal liability of “corporate legal entities” for certain crimes, including crimes related to intellectual property rights (IPRs). This clearly demonstrates the views of the Government on the handling and prevention of crimes in the current situation, meeting the requirements of socio-economic development of the country in the new period.

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Vietnam – Design Q&A

Question 1. What is an industrial design? Under current law, a design is defined as the external appearance of a finished product or a component for assembling a finished product; the external appearance is expressed in shapes, lines, colors, or any combination thereof and is visible during the use of the product. A design must [...] Read more

Vietnam – The patent office has started directly receiving paper applications as normal

The Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (IPVN) has just informed that it has started directly receiving paper applications as normal from 21 September 2021 – according to Notice No. 8559/TB-SHTT dated 21 September 2021. Under its previous Notice, the IPVN stopped directly receiving paper applications from 19 July 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic – […]

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