Intellectual Property News

  • 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.

  • Support applicants suffered from the flood in ThailandSupport applicants suffered from the flood in Thailand

    The historic flood recently occurring in Thailand was the most severe natural disaster in the past 50 years in this country which has seriously affected multi-faceted aspects of the socio – economic life of Thai people in general and Thai applicants of industrial property rights in particular.

  • Viet Nam hosted the 6th ASEAN – EPO Heads of Intellectual Property Offices ConferenceViet Nam hosted the 6th ASEAN – EPO Heads of Intellectual Property Offices Conference

    The historic flood recently occurring in Thailand was the most severe natural disaster in the past 50 years in this country which has seriously affected multi-faceted aspects of the socio – economic life of Thai people in general and Thai applicants of industrial property rights in particular.

  • Geographical indication protection of “Son La” for CoffeeGeographical indication protection of “Son La” for Coffee

    On 28 September 2017, The National Office of Intellectual Property has issued Decision No. 3262/QĐ-SHTT  on granting Geographical indication registration certificate No.  00058 for the famous “Sơn La” coffee. Sơn La Department of Science and Technology is the organization in charge of managing this GI.

  • 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 widely sought and has not been made popular through successful advertising

  • Enforcing the Intellectual Property Act

    Nearly VND3 billion worth of pirated software was found at MUTO Vietnam Ltd. during the Government’s nationwide software copyright audit.

  • Deputy PM discusses space technology with Japanese senatorDeputy PM discusses space technology with Japanese senator

    Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai received senator Iwao Matsuda, vice chairman of the Japan-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Association and former Japanese Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy, in Hanoi on Dec. 9.

  • Vietnam joins open source

    Vietnam has officially become a member of Asianux, an organisation dedicated to the development of free software, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Quoc Thang announced on Dec. 5.

  • Many stores sell counterfeit mills under the “Magic Bullet” nameMany stores sell counterfeit mills under the “Magic Bullet” name

    On 26 December, the representatives of Police Department for Investigation of Crimes Related to Economic Management Order and to Positions, inspectorate from Ministry of Science and Technology proceeded with removing infringing elements on a series of multi-functional mills bearing counterfeit mark “Magic Bullet”.

  • Vietnam to clamp down on copyright infringementVietnam to clamp down on copyright infringement

    A clampdown on the infringement of copyright throughout Vietnam is expected to follow new instructions by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

  • Minutes of Meetings on Cooperation for Project on Strengthening the Enforcement of IPRs in VietnamMinutes of Meetings on Cooperation for Project on Strengthening the Enforcement of IPRs in Vietnam

    The Director General of the National Office of Intellectual Property of Viet Nam and the Head of the Japanese Detailed Planning Survey Team signed the Minutes of Meetings (M/M) on Japanese Technical Cooperation for Project on Strengthening the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Viet Nam on 13 March 2012 in Ha Noi. This is resulted from discussions from 27/2 – 13/3/2012 of the Team with related authorities of the Vietnamese Government to make survey on the IPRs enforcement situation in Viet Nam and discuss proposals and recommendations for its improvement.

  • High level delegation of the State Intellectual Property Office of China visits Viet Nam

    From 23 to 25 November 2008, a high level delegation of the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO) headed by Mr. Li Yuguang, Deputy Commissioner and Chinese Trademark Office (CTMO) under the management of the State Administration of Industry and Commerce of China headed by Ms. Guo Lianlian, Deputy Director General, paid an official visit to Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Noi within the framework of the bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the field of intellectual property. The delegation also consisted of high level officials and experienced experts of SIPO and CTMO.

  • VN fights against software copyright violations

    An agreement on software copyright protection was reached in Hanoi on August 26, marking a step-forward in cooperation between government agencies and local and foreign professional associations in the fight against copyright infringement.

  • 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.

  • Importing cheap Lacoste T-shirts … from ChinaImporting 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.