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  • Restoration of Vietnamese citizenshipRestoration of Vietnamese citizenship

    I am a Vietnamese citizen having acquired Taiwanese citizenship after nearly 10 years of residence in Taiwan (China). I have recently divorced my Taiwanese husband and wish to return to live in Vietnam. Have I lost Vietnamese citizenship? (I still […]

  • Conditions for naturalization in VietnamConditions for naturalization in Vietnam

    I am a foreigner married to a Vietnamese woman. We have two children who were both born in Vietnam with Vietnamese birth certificates but bear citizenship of my home country. My wife and I are currently residing in Vietnam while […]

  • National Assembly passes 10 laws during ninth sessionNational Assembly passes 10 laws during ninth session

    The ninth session of the 14th National Assembly (NA) wrapped up on June 19 after 19 working days with both in-person and online meetings. This was the first time the NA held online meetings, said NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan. She […]

  • Has Vietnam banned the wildlife trade to curb the risk of future pandemics?Has Vietnam banned the wildlife trade to curb the risk of future pandemics?

    On July 23, 2020, the Prime Minister issued Directive 29 on urgent solutions to manage wildlife. This has been largely reported in the global media as a widespread ban on wildlife trade in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Wildlife […]

  • Central bank to adjust monetary policies to weather pandemicCentral bank to adjust monetary policies to weather pandemic

    The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) announced it could adjust monetary policies, including credit growth and incentives, in the remaining months of the year to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. SBV’s headquarters in Hanoi. The central bank will adjust up 2020 […]

  • AIPA 41 website, mobile app, identifier launchedAIPA 41 website, mobile app, identifier launched

    National Assembly Chairwoman and Chair of the 41st General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA 41) Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan attended a ceremony on August 13 to launch the website, mobile app, and identifier of the AIPA Chair Year […]

  • Foreigners purchased about 16,000 real estates in VietnamForeigners purchased about 16,000 real estates in Vietnam

    Foreigners have bought some 16,000 housing properties across the country since they were allowed to do so in 2015, according to the Ho Chi Minh City Real Estate Association (HoREA). The number of foreigners buying property in Vietnam in 2015-2020 increase […]

  • Law on Exit and Entry of Vietnamese CitizensLaw on Exit and Entry of Vietnamese Citizens

    The Law on Exit and Entry of Vietnamese Citizens (the Law), which is the first of its kind in Vietnam, has institutionalized the 2013 Constitution regarding citizens’ right to free movement and residence within the country and their right to […]

  • Visas for foreigners entering Vietnam via border-gate or coastal economic zonesVisas for foreigners entering Vietnam via border-gate or coastal economic zones

    What procedures will a foreigner entering Vietnam via a border-gate or coastal economic zone have to carry out if he wishes to travel to other localities in the country? According to Government Decree 75/2020/ND-CP dated July 1, 2020, detailing the […]

  • 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.