Notice on receipt of request for accelerating examination of patent applications under the PPH program between the Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam and Japan Patent Office in 2020

On 22 May 2020, the Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (IP Vietnam) issued Notice No. 7108/TB-SHTT regarding its receipt of request for accelerating examination of patent applications under the PPH program (PPH request) between the IP Vietnam and Japan Patent Office (JPO) in 2020. According to this Notice, as at the end of 4 May 2020, the IP Vietnam had sufficiently received 100 PPH requests for the period from 1 April 2020 thru 30 September 2020....

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Vietnam’s Intellectual Property Strategy with a Vision to 2030 – What should be noted?

Intellectual property (“IP”) is a key concern for every business, regardless of where it operates. In an attempt to strengthen the protection of IP Rights, maximizing the benefits of innovation and innovation activities, in August 2019, the Vietnamese government has released Decision No. 1068/QD-TTg on National IP Strategy on Intellectual Property Strategy with a Vision to 2030 with the following main policies:...

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Support/assistance by IP Vietnam for Domestic PCT Applicants, an useful tool to raise PCT applications of Vietnam origin

In the framework of the Intellectual Property Development Program for the period of 2016-2020, the Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (“IP Vietnam”) in its Official Letter No. 5360/SHTT-NDHT dated 15 April 2020, announces the assistance for Vietnamese individuals in filing international (PCT) patent applications...

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Border control measures against IPR infringement in Vietnam, what’s new under Circular No.13/2020/TT-BTC (2020)?

Customs have a very significant role to play in enforcing intellectual property rights at the border. Once the goods are sold abroad, they must go through the customs to leave one country for another. Thus, border controal measures serve as a useful tool in tackling the trade of counterfeit or infringing products in the world, including Vietnam....

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Notification on the implementation of legislative provisions concerning time limits for applicants affected by Covid-19 and transactions between applicants and the Viet Nam Intellectual Property Office

IP Viet Nam released Notification No. 5277/TB-SHTT of 31 March 2020 concerning the implementation of legal requirements concerning the time limits for applicants affected by Covid-19 and transactions between applicants and the Viet Nam Intellectual Property Office....

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