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Patent Annuities in Laos

Securing a patent in Laos is an important milestone for inventors and businesses seeking to protect their innovative ideas. However, it is equally crucial to understand the obligations and requirements for maintaining the protection period of the patent. In this article, we explore the patent maintenance process in Laos, focusing on the annual fees and service charges that patent owners must fulfill to ensure uninterrupted protection. With the expertise of KENFOX, a leading intellectual property firm, patent owners can navigate the patent maintenance process effectively and maximize the value of their patents. Understanding patent maintenance in Laos A patent in Laos offers...

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Patent Invalidation in Laos

Protecting the validity and integrity of patents and petty patents in Laos is crucial for inventors and businesses. In this article, we explore the grounds and procedures for patent cancellation or invalidation in Laos, highlighting the importance of proactive patent use and the potential involvement of third parties. With the expertise of KENFOX, a trusted intellectual property firm, patent holders can navigate the patent cancellation or invalidation process in Laos effectively and safeguard their patent rights. When to file After the 90-day opposition period post publication, any interested party may need to wait until the grant of patent and/or petit patent to...

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Patent Opposition in Laos

In Laos, the patent opposition system provides interested parties with the opportunity to oppose the granting of invention patents or utility innovation petit patents. This system ensures that the patent granting process is fair and transparent, allowing for the examination of opposition claims and the presentation of supporting evidence. KENFOX, a leading intellectual property firm, can provide expert guidance and support throughout the patent opposition process. Filing an Opposition According to Article 13 of Decision 1714/MOST, any interested party has the opportunity to oppose the granting of an invention patent or a utility innovation petit patent within 90 days of the application...

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Patent translation in Laos

In the dynamic field of intellectual property, accurate and reliable patent translation is essential to ensure the proper protection and enforceability of patent rights. The patent specification, in particular, plays a pivotal role in determining the fate of an invention when it comes to commercialization, enforcement, and resolving disputes and infringements. As a leading intellectual property firm in Laos, KENFOX understands the critical importance of high-quality patent translation services to safeguard your patent rights effectively. The significance of Laotian patent specification translation The patent specification serves as a cornerstone in a patent application, defining the scope of protection for an invention. When...

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Black-and-White or Color Marks in Vietnam – Picking the Right Path

Download In the fast-paced world of commerce, trademarks serve as powerful assets that distinguish one business from another. They are the face of a brand, carrying with them the goodwill and reputation built over time. Registering a trademark is a strategic move that bestows exclusive rights to its owner, providing a shield against the use of confusingly similar marks. However, the decision of whether to register a mark in black and white or its specific colors can be a complex and crucial one. To shed light on this matter, we delve into the reasons why applying for both versions may prove...

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Patent Protection in Laos: Understanding Annual Fees and Patent Term for Patents in Laos

Download In the dynamic landscape of intellectual property rights, protecting inventions through patents is crucial for businesses and inventors alike. When it comes to obtaining and maintaining patents in Laos, it is essential to comprehend the calculation of annual fees and the patent term. At KENFOX, our firm specializes in providing comprehensive patent services in Laos, assisting clients throughout the entire patent lifecycle, from application to maintenance. In this article, we will delve into the calculation of annual fees for granted patents in Laos, explain the patent term, and emphasize the importance of paying these fees promptly. Calculating the annual fee of...

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An Award of Nearly VND 5 Billion for Copyright Infringement in Vietnam: What Lessons to Be Learned?

Download The copyright infringement case involving a substantial amount of nearly 5 billion VND (approx. USD 218,000) has garnered significant public attention and caught the interest of intellectual property rights holders. The trial took place in August 2022 at the People's Court of Binh Duong province. In this case, the defendant was ordered to compensate a substantial amount of nearly 5 billion VND. The compensation stemmed from the defendant's unauthorized installation of design software by their employees, thereby infringing upon the plaintiff's copyright ownership. The first-instance judgment ruled in favor of the plaintiff, who was the rightful owner of the copyright....

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Cambodian Customs and IPR Enforcement: What You Need to Know

Download Cambodia's lack of a customs recordal system means that the customs authorities have not yet received any requests for customs supervision regarding intellectual property rights (IPR) infringement. But what does this mean for intellectual property rights holders who are looking to protect their interests in Cambodia? Is there any recourse available to them? In fact, there are still ways to engage Cambodian customs to enforce IPR infringement, and one of these ways is by filing a request for recordal of exclusive distributorship. In this article, we will explore this option in more detail and discuss the implications for intellectual property...

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Co-owned Patent Disputes in Vietnam: What to Do?

Download A co-owned patent arises when two or more parties jointly create an invention and seek patent protection for it. How if an invention is created by two parties, but just one party is named as inventor and owner while the other is only named as “inventor”? Can it cause any legal consequences? What can the other inventor do in such a case if the inventor who filed the patent application does not reach an amicable agreement on a co-owned patent? In recent news, the Intellectual Property Offices of Vietnam (IP VIETNAM) have been dealing with a case regarding “the right...

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Provisional rights to patents and industrial designs in Vietnam – What you need to know?

Download Vietnam's emergence as a leading destination for innovation and investment has resulted in a significant increase in patent and industrial design filings. One of the most important features of the Vietnamese IP system is the availability of provisional rights to patents and industrial designs. Provisional rights can provide patent or design owners with significant benefits even before their applications are fully examined and granted. In this article, we will explore what provisional rights are, how they work, certain requirements and limitations to provisional rights, and what patent and industrial design owners need to know to maximize their benefits as well...

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