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The effective tools to repress IP infringements in Vietnam

IPR infringements are becoming increasingly sophisticated, pervasive, and continuing to grow at an alarming rate in Vietnam, much like mushrooms growing after rain. Waiting for years for a trademark/ID to be granted protection in Vietnam is not an effective therapy. It will definitely expose you/your business to irreparable risks and damage. Meanwhile, in Vietnam, initiating anti-unfair competition proceedings requires a very heavy burden of proof. Therefore, at this current stage, a time-efficient and fast IPR protection strategy, in our opinion, should be: prioritizing all necessary resources for copyright registration in addition to the registration of trademark/ID (if applicable) as soon...

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Risks of improper use of registered trademarks in Vietnam

Have you ever wondered if using the mark in a manner other than that for which it was registered entails any risks? What are those risks? Is it mandatory to use the mark exactly as registered? What can be done to mitigate the risks associated with using the mark in a form different from the one registered? This article provides some useful information on the above topic....

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6 key takeaways to cope with patent infringement allegations in Vietnam

Have you ever been accused of patent infringement while conducting manufacturing and business operations in Vietnam? If you're unsure how to respond to a patent infringement allegation, you may be tempted to panic and worry about the worst-case scenario. You're probably wondering if your goods are illegal and thus subject to seizure on the market or at the border; if you'll be held liable for future items allegedly infringing a patent; if your business will face expensive lawsuits for damages; if consumers will turn against you and/or your business will likely attract negative media attention, and so on. ...

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Rủi ro vì sử dụng nhãn hiệu không đúng cách

Bạn có bao giờ tự hỏi liệu sử dụng nhãn hiệu khác với mẫu nhãn hiệu đăng ký có rủi ro gì hay không? Đó là những rủi ro gì? Có bắt buộc phải sử dụng nhãn hiệu đúng như mẫu nhãn hiệu đã đăng ký? Cần làm gì để tránh các rủi ro khi sử dụng nhãn hiệu khác với nhãn hiệu đã đăng ký? Bài viết dưới đây cung cấp một số thông tin hữu ích cho chủ đề nêu trên. ...

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How to respond to pharmaceutical trademark refusals in Cambodia?

The increasing number of trademarks, especially pharmaceutical trademarks, and the excessively stringent examination of trademarks are the primary reasons for various trademark refusals in Cambodia. Examiners from the Cambodian IPO frequently cite prior marks that appear to be quite similar to applied-for marks at first glance, but are distinguishable when examined more closely. However, if an applicant's trademark application is refused and the applicant chooses to abandon/ do not pursue a trademark application, continuing to use the refused trademark in commerce is a risky decision. Utilizing a trademark that is found to be confusingly similar to another party's trademark...

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How to register copyright in Vietnam?

You do not need to apply for copyright registration to enjoy copyright protection in Vietnam. In compliance with the Berne Convention to which Vietnam is a signatory, Vietnam Copyright Law provides that “Copyright shall arise at the time a work is created and fixed in a particular material form, regardless of its content, quality, form, mode, or language, and regardless of whether such work has been published or registered." As such, statutorily, copyright is an automatic right that does not require registration, which means that the author or creator acquires copyright immediately upon completion of the original work. However, IPR...

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KENFOX – A reliable IP partner for businesses

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_column_text] Mr. Nguyen Vu Quan, in a discussion with Economic Times   [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] The signing of the major trade pacts EVFTA, CPTPP, and RCEPT spurred a complete change to Vietnamese IP Law, requiring better IP protection standards. Domestic businesses will face increased pressure from the need to protect and enforce intellectual property rights. Numerous businesses are well aware of this and take the necessary steps to establish their intellectual property rights. These accomplishments would not have been possible without the significant contribution of intellectual property law firms, one of which is KENFOX IP & Law Office. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] KENFOX IP & Law Office specializes in...

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