Bac Ninh Police Seize a Large Cache of Electronic Cigarette Liquid Burners

Download 1. Case Brief In a significant operation, the Bac Ninh City Police have temporarily seized an extensive collection of electronic cigarette components, including nearly 400,000 finished liquid burners, in excess of 300 bottles of various essential oils, and several machines used in the manufacture of e-cigarettes. These items were of unknown origin. The action took place on December 27, in coordination with Market Management Team No. 1, during a thorough inspection of a warehouse in the Khuc Xuyen craft village industrial area, located in the Khuc Xuyen ward. The authorities discovered a substantial quantity of e-cigarette liquid burners, lacking necessary documentation such...

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How did KENFOX successfully defend a pharmaceutical trademark in a recent lawsuit in Vietnam?

The lawsuit, spanning nearly 4 years and centered around the protection of a pharmaceutical trademark, recently reached a favorable resolution for C Pharmaceutical Company – a client represented by KENFOX in the Ho Chi Minh City People's Court. Pursuing justice and combating trademark squatting in Vietnam has consistently proven to be a complex undertaking. We take great joy and pride in standing alongside the trademark owner throughout this arduous journey, offering guidance from initial advice to courtroom representation in this challenging dispute. The significance of this victory is heightened as we approach the conclusion of the year 2023....

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Pharmaceutical Registration In Vietnam: Strategic Partnership Between KENFOX And AKAKABE

Download The registration of pharmaceuticals (or drug registration) in Vietnam is a complex procedure that demands strict adherence to the standards set by the Drug Administration of Vietnam under the Ministry of Health. For foreign enterprises aiming to bring pharmaceutical products to the Vietnamese market, submitting an application for the registration of pharmaceutical circulation at the Drug Administration of Vietnam is an obligatory step. Moreover, practical experience reveals that, within the pharmaceutical business landscape, challenges such as acts of infringement, disputes over intellectual property, and unpredictable market impacts are inevitable. ​ 🌐 Significance of the Visit: In a business environment that is...

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KENFOX – An official advisor at K-Med Expo in Vietnam

KENFOX IP & Law Office participated in the Korean medical device exhibition K-Med Expo as an official consultant for Korean businesses participating in this event from June 15-17, 2023. Leading the delegation from KENFOX IP & Law Office is Mr. Nguyen Vu Quan, a seasoned intellectual property attorney. Joining him are Mr. Shin Jeong-Seok (Robin), the Director of KENFOX Office in Korea, and Mr. Jeon, a highly regarded senior associate. Mr. Nguyen Vu Quan said that, alongside their pursuit of partnerships with Vietnamese counterparts to introduce Korean medical equipment and cosmetics into the Vietnamese market, a significant number of Korean enterprises...

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A great experience at the INTA Annual Meeting in Singapore!

The INTA Annual Meeting in Singapore has been wrapped up successfully, and we hope that our colleagues, old and new, have returned home safely. After years of Covid-19 pandemic with unprecedented and difficult challenge, we were delighted to gather and discuss important topics such as IP in the AI era, intangible asset management, innovation, and IP valuation. Additionally, the event provided an exceptional opportunity to immerse ourselves in the distinct culture, delectable cuisine, and captivating scenery that Singapore has to offer. A great experience at the INTA Annual Meeting in Singapore when I met up with my old and new colleagues....

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Navigating Vietnam’s Regulatory Landscape: CSPC Company’s Working Visit to KENFOX for Drug Registration and IPR Protection

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On May 10, 2023, our firm, KENFOX IP & Law Office, was delighted to receive a working visit from CSPC Pharmaceutical Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd at our office in Hanoi, seeking our assistance with setting up a representative office in Hanoi, drug registration and issues related to the protection of intellectual property (IP) rights in Vietnam. CSPC is one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in China with state-of-the-art production lines and a professional R&D team focused on drug discovery, clinical development and safeguarding IP rights. CSPC Company recognizes the potential opportunities for expanding their market and aims to import and...

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IP Assessment and Dispute Resolution in Vietnam: VIPRI’s Contributions and Statistics

Download The Vietnam Intellectual Property Research Institute (VIPRI) is a specialized research institution that operates under the Ministry of Science and Technology in Vietnam. The primary mission of VIPRI is to provide expert opinions and assessments related to industrial property infringement cases. In particular, VIPRI focuses on industrial property subject matters such as inventions, industrial designs, designs of semi-conducting closed circuits, trade secrets, marks, trade names, and geographical indications. As a specialized research institution in Vietnam, VIPRI provides expert opinions and assessments to concerned parties such as Vietnamese enforcement authorities, IPR holders, and alleged infringers. As of April 2023, VIPRI has only received...

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Interim guidance for handling IP-related applications under the Amended IP Law 2022

Download The Amended Intellectual Property Law 2022 (“Amended IP Law 2022” or “the prevailing law”) has been in effect since 1 January 2023, offering the expected benefits of of comprehensiveness and harmonization. This Amended IP Law 2022 promises to be a helpful tool for IPR holders and practitioners, with more than 100 amended and added articles covering a wide range of IP subject matters, including inventions, designs, trademarks and copyrights. As a matter of principle, following the amendments made to a law in Vietnam, pertinent sub-law documents such as government decrees and ministerial circulars need to be amended or replaced in...

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Exploring cosmetic registration and IPR protection in Vietnam: Korean company visits KENFOX IP & Law Office for business insights

On March 14, 2023, our law firm, KENFOX IP & Law Office, had the honor of participating as a speaker at a seminar in Seoul, jointly organized by KITA and KMDIA. Following this event, we were delighted to receive a visit from a Korean company at our office in Hanoi, seeking our assistance with cosmetic registration and intellectual property rights protection in Vietnam. The Korean cosmetic company demonstrated an understanding of the significance of safeguarding their intellectual property rights in Vietnam, as well as the promising opportunities for expansion in the local cosmetic market. After joining the seminar in role of a...

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