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  • Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Seeks Recognition

    In 2005, Buon Ma Thuot coffee - a product of Dak Lak province, was registered for 'geographical indication' protection under the Intellectual Property Law. The Ministry of Science and Technology recognized this via Decision 806/QD-SHTT dated October 14, 2005. Unfortunately now, three years later, Buon Ma Thuot coffee is not ...

  • SMEs, universities fail to value intellectual property rights

    HCMC – Most small and medium enterprises, universities and research institutes in the country have failed to consider their intellectual property rights as valuable assets during their business and research activities, according to the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam.

  • VN continues fight against copyright violators

    Four years have passed since Viet Nam joined the Berne Convention on Intellectual Property Rights, and despite progress, copyright violations continue to be a serious problem in the country.

  • Vietnam has potential for 3G technology development

    Vietnam has huge potential for the development of third generation (3G) technology, though it is lagging behind some other regional countries, said the Head of Ernst & Young’s Global Telecom Centre Jonathan Dharmapalan. 

  • Hanoi trademark association declares war on pirated goods

    Hanoi’s Anti-Counterfeit and Trademark Protection Association made its debut this week by declaring all-out war on pirates.

  • IT week 2008 aims to boost use of technology

    The 17th IT Week Vietnam will take place in Hanoi from Oct. 29-Nov. 2 with a series of exhibitions and seminars taking place focusing on advanced information technology. 

  • Importing cheap Lacoste T-shirts … from China

    Hang Dao Trading, Service & Fashion shop has imported counterfeit Lacoste T-shirts from China into Vietnam. These kinds of T-shirt were sold at the price of 130,000 VN dong/T-shirt - 150,000 VN dong/T-shirt whereas the price of the genuine one is 1.5 million VN dong/T-shirt - 1.6 million VN dong/T-shirt.

  • Kim Cuong to sue US studio over copyright

    Celebrated actress Kim Cuong plans to launch an artistic copyright violation suit against US-based Thuy Nga Music Production Centre for the alleged unauthorised use of her drama La Sau Rieng (Durian Leaves) in its recent DVD.

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