Vietnam – Delays in handling IP cases due to amended IP law
The Law on Intellectual Property (IP Law) has been amended and taken effect from 1 January 2023. In Vietnam generally, after a law is amended, relevant decrees issued by the Government and relevant Circulars issued by the relevant Ministries would be amended/replaced to, in combination with the amended provisions of the law, provide sufficient provisions for the amendments to be applied.
Updated guidance on determining illicit benefits obtained from acts of administrative violations
On November 2, 2022, the Ministry of Finance has issued Circular No. 65/2022/TT-BTC detailing Clause 2, Article 91 of Decree No. 98/2020/ND-CP dated August 26, 2020 of the Government prescribing penalties for administrative violations against regulations on commerce, production and trade in counterfeit and prohibited goods, and protection of consumer rights.
Vietnam – The new version of the international patent classification (IPC) (2023.01) applied from 1 january 2023
The Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (IPVN) has just issued Notice No. 11220/TB-SHTT dated 20 December 2022 to inform that the IPC Version 2023.01 under the Strasbourg Agreement concerning the IPC will be applied in Vietnam from 1 January 2023.
Vietnam – The new version of Nice classification (NCL) (12.2023) applied from 1 january 2023
The Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (IPVN) has just issued Notice No. 11353/TB-SHTT dated 22 December 2022 to inform that the NCL Version 12.2023 under the Nice Agreement (1957) entered into force as of 01 January 2023, replacing the 2022 version of the 11th edition of the Nice Classification (NCL 11-2022), dated January 1, 2022.