Intellectual Property News

  • WINCOLAW sues local company for infringing its trademark, seeks compensation of US$1.5 millionWINCOLAW sues local company for infringing its trademark, seeks compensation of US$1.5 million

    Trade deals, and most recently the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), offer significant opportunities for Việt Nam, but more disadvantages, disputes and violations will also emerge, especially those relating to trademark infringement. Vietnamese companies have been warned to be more […]

  • WINCO IP Law Firm had its IP rights infringed upon?WINCO IP Law Firm had its IP rights infringed upon?

    The Inspectorate of the Ho Chi Minh City Justice Department and Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association have recently accepted petitions of WINCO Intellectual Property Co., Ltd. (WINCO Law Firm) for handling infringements of INCOLAW International Consulting Co., Ltd. and […]

  • Hanoi a bright spot in FDI attractionHanoi a bright spot in FDI attraction

    Hanoi has attracted around USD 25 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) over the last five years, with priority given to quality and sustainable development, figures show. The capital city took the lead nationwide in FDI attraction during the 2018 […]

  • Vietnam joins the Hague System to facilitate registration of industrial designsVietnam joins the Hague System to facilitate registration of industrial designs

    Vietnam has joined the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement concerning the international registration of industrial designs. On behalf of the Government of Viet Nam, Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh on Monday deposited the instrument of accession […]

  • World Intellectual Property Day – April 26, 2020 Innovate for a Green FutureWorld Intellectual Property Day – April 26, 2020 Innovate for a Green Future

    Every April 26, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day to learn about the role that intellectual property (IP) rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity. World IP Day 2020 puts innovation – and the IP rights that support it – […]

  • Project on Supporting Registration for Protection of Viet Nam’s Geographical Indications in Japan – Promoting the Potential Cooperation between Viet Nam and Japan through Special Cultural AmbassadorsProject on Supporting Registration for Protection of Viet Nam’s Geographical Indications in Japan – Promoting the Potential Cooperation between Viet Nam and Japan through Special Cultural Ambassadors

    Within the Project, Binh Thuan Dragon Fruit, Buon Ma Thuot Coffee and Luc Ngan Lychee are selected to be “special cultural ambassadors” for advertisement of Viet Nam’s geographical indications to consumers of Japan. Following certain successful cooperation activities between Viet […]

  • Promoting cooperation on geographical indications with Department of Intellectual Property of LaosPromoting cooperation on geographical indications with Department of Intellectual Property of Laos

    On 04 February 2018, within the framework of Minister Chu Ngoc Anh’s visit to Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Mr. Dinh Huu Phi, Director General of the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP) and Ms. Khanlasy Keobounphanh, Director General of the Department of Intellectual Property (DIP), Laos Ministry of Science and Technology signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Geographical Indications (GIs) between NOIP and DIP. The Signing Ceremony was attended by Mr. Chu Ngoc Anh, Vietnamese Minister of Science and Technology and Boviengkham Vongdala, Laos Minister of Science and Technology, along with several leaders and representatives of subordinate agencies.

  • Universities urged to seek IP protection for research productsUniversities urged to seek IP protection for research products

    Enterprises have been reluctant to cooperate with universities on commercialisation of their inventions and products because of the lack of intellectual property (IP) protection, according to the Vietnam Invention Association.

  • Vietnam elected WIPO General Assembly ChairmanVietnam elected WIPO General Assembly Chairman

    Ambassador Duong Chi Dung, head of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the UN, the WTO and other international organisations in Geneva, has been elected Chairman of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) General Assembly for 2018-2019.

  • Vietnam makes Intellectual Property headwayVietnam makes Intellectual Property headway

    Vietnam is ranked 37th among 45 countries in the latest Intellectual Property (IP) Index report compiled by the US Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Centre.

    The report, released for the fifth consecutive year, ranks the United States first and Venezuela last.

  • Joint Committee Meeting between NOIP and INPIJoint Committee Meeting between NOIP and INPI

    The National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP) and National Institute of Industrial Property of France (INPI) convened the joint committee meeting in Hanoi on 1st November 2011. Director General of NOIP, Mr. Ta Quang Minh and Director General of INPI, Mr. Yves Lapierre co-chaired the meeting. Present at the meeting, there are representatives of French Embassy in Vietnam and related divisions of NOIP.

  • The Danish Patent and Trademark Office delegation visits VietnamThe Danish Patent and Trademark Office delegation visits Vietnam

    From 9 – 16 October 2011, a Danish Patent and Trademark Office delegation headed by Mr. Keld Nymann Jensen, Deputy Director General, paid a working visited to the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP). The delegation was received by Mr. Tran Viet Hung, Assistant to the Minister of Science and Technology for Intellectual Property and Mr. Ta Quang Minh, Director General of NOIP.

  • Memorandum of Cooperation between the NOIP and the JPO signedMemorandum of Cooperation between the NOIP and the JPO signed

    The Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) between the National Office of Intellectual Property of Viet Nam (NOIP) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) was concluded on 13 February 2012, under which, the JPO assists NOIP to improve the effectiveness of the Vietnamese intellectual property system, thus facilitating trade and investment between Vietnam and Japan.

  • New Regulations on the Sanctioning against Administrative Violations in the field of IPNew Regulations on the Sanctioning against Administrative Violations in the field of IP

    On 21/9/2010, the Government has issued Decree No. 97/2010/ND-CP on the sanctioning of administrative violations in the field of industrial property. This Decree replaces Decree No. 106/2006/ND-CP and takes effect from the date of  9/11/2010.

  • Reform of the accreditation examination for industrial property agentsReform of the accreditation examination for industrial property agents

    The accreditation examination for industrial property agents in 2011 was held on August 19, 20, 21 in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with nearly 150 examinees. This examination’s contents consist of five professional subjects: Industrial Property Law, Industrial Property Information, Industrial Design, Trademark – Geographical Indication and Invention – Layout Designs. Examinees who pass all subjects of the examination will be granted the Certificate of Accreditation to exercise as industrial property agents.

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