Intellectual Property News

  • 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.

  • IT week 2008 aims to boost use of technologyIT 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. 

  • New Circulars on Patent & Design in Vietnam

    New Circulations on Patent & Design in Vietnam + Pursuant to the Decree No. 54/2003/ND-CP issued on 14 May 2003 by the Government of Vietnam, stipulating the functions, obligations, authority and structure of Ministry of Science and Technology;   + Pursuant […]

  • Hanoi trademark association declares war on pirated goodsHanoi 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.

  • New Industrial Property Legislation in Vietnam in 2001-2003

    Latest documents on the Protection of IP right in Vietnam in 2001-2003     + Number of applications filed to the Vietnam National Office of Industrial Property (NOIP) in the 9 months of 2003 up to 18/09/2003.   + Industrial Property […]

  • 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. 

  • .vn domain names to be domain names to be transferrable

    Domain names are natural resources so speculation is banned. However, the state will allow the transfer of .vn domain name under certain conditions, said Deputy Minister of Post and Telematics Le Nam Thang.

  • 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.

  • Infringe on IP rights, do the timeInfringe on IP rights, do the time

    Some infringements of intellectual property rights can incur criminal prosecution under Article 212 of the Law on Intellectual Property.

  • SMEs, universities fail to value intellectual property rightsSMEs, 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.

  • Top Hanoi trademarks to be honoured

    The awarding ceremony, the first of its kind initiated by the Hanoi Business Association, is expected to be held in July.

  • Creating Trademarks for Vietnamese Products

    At a recent workshop the status of Vietnamese trademark was discussed in the context of Vietnam being a World Trade Organization (WTO) member for 17 months. Experts from the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (Vietrade) under the Ministry of Industry and Trade said that many quality products are made in Vietnam but many businesses are not overly concerned with trademark development.

  • Protection of Intellectual Property Rights: Essential for Trademark Development

    The protection of intellectual property rights was the main subject at the workshop 'Branding: the Key to a Successful Business' host by EuroCham on May 27, 2008 in Hanoi and the trade counselor of the European Delegation to Vietnam, Antonio Berenguer, said that such protection is essential in Vietnam in this new era of international integration.

  • Embedded technology forum opens in Hanoi

    More than 20 Vietnamese software companies entered an embedded technology forum held by the Vietnam Software Association (VINASA) and the US Oracle Software Corporation in Hanoi on July 9.

  • Seminar on “Development and Utilization of IP Information in Viet Nam”

    On 11 and 13 March 2009, the NOIP and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) organized the seminars on “Development and utilization of IP information in Viet Nam” in Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City within the framework of a technical assistance project between Viet Nam and Japan.