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Luật SHTT năm 2022 của Việt Nam: Những quy định mới về nhãn hiệu có ý nghĩa như thế nào tới chiến lược bảo vệ thương hiệu của bạn?

Quy định mới về nhãn hiệu và chiến lược bảo vệ thương hiệu của bạn-KENFOX

Nhiều quy định mới về nhãn hiệu đã được sửa đổi, bổ sung vào Luật Sở hữu trí tuệ (SHTT) năm 2022 của Việt Nam để nâng cao hiệu quả của cơ chế bảo hộ tài sản trí tuệ và thực hiện nghĩa vụ của Việt Nam theo các điều ước quốc tế về sở hữu trí tuệ mà Việt Nam là thành viên như CPTPP, EVFTA, RCEP… Các sửa đổi, bổ sung này được ví như một cuộc đại tu toàn diện đối với pháp luật SHTT của Việt Nam, giúp khắc phục các lỗ hổng pháp lý tồn...

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To Copyright or to Patent a computer program in Vietnam – 04 important considerations

Computer programs are increasingly utilized and play a crucial role in numerous fields in order to effectively serve and fulfill a variety of needs and objectives. Like other intellectual property (IP)assets, computer program rights holders seek to optimize all protection measures for the computer programs they develop to ensure exclusivity, effective enforcement against piracy and IPR infringement, and commercialization of intellectual property assets....

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What should be noted about non-traditional trademarks in Vietnam?

Download Trademarks based on a single color, appearance, shape, sound, smell, taste and texture are often difficult to register. 1. Three-dimensional shapes (3D marks) in Vietnam: No separate provisions are set out in the laws of Vietnam concerning registration of a 3D mark. It is possible to register the shape of a product as a three-dimensional trademark, provided the shape performs the function of a trademark in the marketplace. To qualify, the shape of the product must be  inherently distinctive. The shape should also not be dictated by the function of the product. For a 3D trademark application in Vietnam, all images (from different views) of...

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Should I file an observation or opposition in industrial property procedures under Vietnam’s IP Law 2022?

Download If you believe that a trademark application in Vietnam is likely to conflict with or adversely affect your prior rights, or that it does not meet the criteria for protection, you may submit your opinions on the grant of an exclusive right to such a trademark application to the Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (IP VIETNAM) after it has been published in the industrial property gazette of Vietnam. The Vietnam IP Law 2022 gives third parties two options for voicing their opinions on pending trademark applications in Vietnam: (i) third party observation and/or (ii) opposition.  1. What are a trademark opposition...

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Vietnamese People’s Court System and How it Works in Vietnam

Download The People's Courts are judicial organs exercising judicial power on behalf of the State. They are are responsible for safeguarding justice, human rights, citizenship rights, the socialist regime, interests of the State, legitimate rights and interests of organizations and individuals. The Vietnamese People's Court system is comprised of the following five types of courts: The Supreme People’s Court; The People’s High Courts (3 High Courts for the North, Centre and South of Vietnam); Provincial People’s Courts (63 Provincial Courts); District People’s Courts (710 District Courts); Military Courts (3 types). Understanding the Vietnamese People's Court system in depth will help you determine...

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How to determine the jurisdiction of the court hearing IPR related cases in Vietnam?

In recent years, a number of intellectual property (IP) related cases have been filed with Courts in Vietnam for hearing . However, it is not always easy to determine the jurisdiction of the court which is competent to hear a case. In order to protect your intellectual property rights, it is important to know where you can file a complaint....

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Vietnam’s Amended IP Law Of 2022: How 12 Critical Patent Provisions Affect You

The Amended IP Law of 2022 is the third amendment to the original IP law of Vietnam that was passed in 2005, revised in 2009 and then in 2019 (“the amended IP Law” or “the 2022 IP Law”). The 2022 IP Law of Vietnam will take effect from 01 January 2023, except for provisions on sound marks that was effective on 14 January 2022, and provisions on protection of testing data for agricultural chemicals that will be effective as of 14 January 2024. The 2022 IP law contains extensive amendments which are considered a major overhaul of the current Vietnamese...

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Luật SHTT sửa đổi năm 2022 của Việt Nam: 12 điều khoản quan trọng về sáng chế ảnh hưởng đến bạn như thế nào

Luật Sở hữu Trí tuệ (SHTT) sửa đổi năm 2022 lần đầu tiên thiết lập các quy định riêng biệt để điều chỉnh sáng chế mật. Theo đó, khoản 12a Điều 4 định nghĩa rằng sáng chế mật “là sáng chế được cơ quan nhà nước có thẩm quyền xác định là bí mật nhà nước theo pháp luật về bảo vệ bí mật nhà nước”. Đơn đăng ký đối với sáng chế mật và trình tự thủ tục đăng ký sáng chế mật sẽ được hướng dẫn thực hiện chi tiết theo Nghị định của Chính phủ....

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Critical Changes To Vietnam’s Patents, Trademarks, And Industrial Designs Under Circular No. 16/2016/TT-BKHCN You Need To Know

A new circular from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Circular No. 16/2016/TT-BKHCN ("Circular 16"), which became effective on January 15, 2018, modifies and supplements several articles of Circular No. 01/2007/TT-BKHCN, detailing and guiding the implementation of the Law on Intellectual Property regarding industrial property. The following is a summary of significant modifications to Vietnam's patent, industrial design, and trademark procedures made pursuant to Circular 16 in order to provide you with a better insight thereof....

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Patent Divisional Application In Vietnam – What you need to know?

A divisional patent application is not defined under the Vietnam IP Law. However, it’s widely construed that a divisional patent application is a type of patent application which is divided from an original application (known as the parent application) when the original patent application does not meet unity requirements (e.g. contains multiple inventions), as stipulated in Article 101 of Vietnam IP Law....

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