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Rules of evidence to win IP infringement cases in Vietnam

“The involved parties seeking to prove that their claims are grounded and lawful bears the burden of presenting evidence before the Court” summarizes not only the general principle, but also the core of the burden of proof. Only in few cases does the court verify and collect evidence. Essentially, the burden of proof in an intellectual property infringement litigation rests on the rights holder/plaintiff. ...

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Improper use of registered trademarks in Vietnam – Risks & Solutions?

New regulations on administrative liability for exports that violate IPRs In July 2021, the Ministry of Science and Technology published for public consultation a draft decree (“Draft Decree”) amending certain provisions in Decree No. 99/2013/ND-CP (“Decree 99”) on the sanctioning of administrative violations in industrial property, under which it was proposed to sanction the export of industrial property infringement or counterfeit goods....

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Administrative sanctions on “mere-export manufacturing” – What should foreign investors and OEMs in Vietnam be aware of?

New regulations on administrative liability for exports that violate IPRs In July 2021, the Ministry of Science and Technology published for public consultation a draft decree (“Draft Decree”) amending certain provisions in Decree No. 99/2013/ND-CP (“Decree 99”) on the sanctioning of administrative violations in industrial property, under which it was proposed to sanction the export of industrial property infringement or counterfeit goods....

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Xuất khẩu hàng hoá xâm phạm sở hữu trí tuệ bị xử phạt vi phạm hành chính – Một số lưu ý cho các nhà đầu tư nước ngoài và OEM tại Việt Nam

Quy định mới về hành vi “sản xuất để xuất khẩu” bị xử phạt vi phạm hành chính Tháng 7/2021, Bộ Khoa học và Công nghệ đã ban hành dự thảo sửa đổi Nghị định 99/2013/NĐ-CP, theo đó, đề xuất bổ sung quy định xử phạt đối với hành vi xuất khẩu hàng hóa xâm phạm quyền đối với nhãn hiệu, chỉ dẫn địa lý, tên thương mại, kiểu dáng công nghiệp; hàng hóa giả mạo nhãn hiệu, chỉ dẫn địa lý; tem, nhãn, vật phẩm mang nhãn hiệu, chỉ dẫn địa lý giả mạo và hàng hóa, dịch vụ có...

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Copyright – a powerful and effective tool to repress trademark and industrial design infringements in Vietnam

The Intellectual property of reputable and well-known businesses is perpetually the target of imitation, copying and counterfeiting. Practice indicates that enforcing trademark and industrial design rights in Vietnam presents numerous challenges, exacerbated by the length of time required to examine trademark industrial design applications in Vietnam. The actual examination time for a trademark application can range between 16-18 months, or even several years, if the trademark is opposed by a third party or is refused by the Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam. The prolonged time for trademark industrial design examination in Vietnam contributes significantly to the aforementioned situation, and at the...

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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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