Myanmar – Latest updates on trademark matters

As a widely publicized matter, the Myanmar Trademark Law 2019 officially took effect on April 1, 2023. Subsequently, on the same day, the Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) issued Announcement No. 1/2023, marking the beginning of the second phase of the Soft Opening Period, which started on April 3, 2023.

Understanding Franchise Agreements in Vietnam

Franchising has gained significant traction in Vietnam and is presenting lucrative prospects for foreign enterprises and investors. However, commencing a franchise, either as a franchisor or franchisee, can be complex. Here’s what foreign businesses need to know to kickstart their franchise in Vietnam.

How to Register a Trademark in Vietnam

Intellectual property (IP) can be among a firm’s most valuable assets. Therefore, knowing how to apply for a trademark in Vietnam is crucial for protecting IP. Here’s a brief guide on registering a trademark in Vietnam.

Revised provisions on moral rights and economic rights

The Law Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Law on Intellectual Property (the Law) adds a new significant moral right, namely the right to title copyrighted works[1]. Authors may license this right to organizations or individuals that acquire economic rights specified in Article 20.1[2].

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