Update on Phase 3 of Japan – Vietnam Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot

The PPH Pilot program between the Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (IPVN) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) is currently in its Phase 3 which lasts three years (2022-2025). Each year of the phase includes two stages: The first stage lasts from 1 April to 30 September and the second stage lasts from 1 October to 31 March of the following calendar year, with a maximum of 100 PPH requests per stage.

The right to file a patent application ruled in a invalidation case

A Vietnamese patent was invalidated due to the fact that one of the inventors did not transfer the right to file the patent application to the applicant (the rest inventor).

Procedure: The registration of image copyright

In the era of technology development 4.0, creative images and content are easily copied or illegally used for bad purposes. Therefore, the registration of image copyright is extremely necessary to protect the author’s rights and benefits.

More exceptions where copyrights are not infringed

The Law No. 07/2022/QH15 amending and supplementing a number of articles of the Law on Intellectual Property is promulgated by the National Assembly on June 16, 2022.

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