Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Law amending and adding to certain articles of the Law on Intellectual Property of Vietnam

LAW AMENDING AND ADDING TO CERTAIN ARTICLES
OF THE LAW ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Pursuant to the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam as amended and supplemented by Resolution No. 51/ 2001/QH10;

The National Assembly hereby promulgates a Law to amend and add to certain Articles of the

Law on Intellectual Property No. 50/2005/QH11 ("IP Law")

Article 1 To amend and add to certain Articles of the IP Law

1. Article 3 is to be amended and added to as follows:

"Article 3. Objects of Intellectual Property rights

1. Objects of copyright include literary, artistic and scientific works; objects of copyright-related rights include performances, sound recordings, video recordings; broadcasting programs; satellite signals carrying encrypted program.

2. Objects of industrial property rights include inventions; industrial designs; layout-designs of semi-conductor integrated circuits; business secrets; trademarks; trade names and geographical indications.

3.  Objects of rights to plant varieties are plant varieties including their propagating materials and harvested materials."

Reason for the changes: Tobe pursuant to Article 750.2 of the Civil Code; clauses 1 and 2 of this Article and Article 184.2.

Download: Draft IPR Law Revision QH12_22 Jan 09

 

 

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