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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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4 lưu ý quan trọng trong việc bảo hộ chương trình máy tính tại Việt Nam

Chương trình máy tính đang được áp dụng ngày càng rộng rãi và đóng vai trò quan trọng trong nhiều lĩnh vực nhằm phục vụ, đáp ứng một cách hiệu quả cho các nhu cầu và mục đích khác nhau. Cũng như đối với các tài sản trí tuệ khác, chủ thể quyền của chương trình máy tính luôn mong muốn tối ưu hóa mọi biện pháp bảo hộ cho chương trình máy tính mà họ sáng tạo ra để đảm bảo độc quyền sử dụng, thương mại hóa tài sản trí tuệ và thực thi hiệu quả chống lại...

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8 Important Tips In Mind From A Recent Cybersquatting Case in Vietnam

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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How do I find a Vietnam patent?

Download Your invention cannot be patented if it has already been made public. Therefore, a search of all previous public disclosures, foreign patents and printed publications should be conducted. Online Patent Register and Online Gazette in Vietnam You can search for patents in Vietnam using the following three databases: (i) Search # 1:  http://iplib.ipvietnam.gov.vn/WebUI/WSearch.php This Search #1 is the Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam's Online Register. Since March 2020, the database for this Search #1, which has been established and utilized for years, has ceased to be updated. Please access http://iplib.ipvietnam.gov.vn/WebUI/WSearch.php to search patents in Vietnam. (ii) Search # 2:  An online tool powered by WIPO This online...

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Profit from Original Industrial Designs in Cambodia

Download 1. Industrial Design in Cambodia is protected under the Law on Patents, Utility Models Certificates and Industrial Design.  According to this Law, protection is provided for a period of five years and can be renewed for two consecutive periods of five years.  Application has to be submitted to the Registrar of the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy and has to be published in order to provide an opportunity for a third party to oppose the registration.  Since Cambodia is a member of the Paris Convention, a priority claim is affordable and the priority date is the date of first filing...

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Patent in Vietnam – Late national phase entry or revive the PCT application?

Download 1. Is it possible to submit patent applications first and then submit the Vietnamese translation of the patent specification later? The involved fees for late submission? Legal grounds: Article 100, 102 and 108 of Vietnamese Intellectual Property Law in 2005, revised in 2009 and 2019. Point 7.1(a) of Circular No. 01/2007/TT-BKHCN revised and supplemented by Circular No. 16/2016/TT-BKHCN. Point 9.4 and 9.5 of Circular No. 16/2016/TT-BKHCN. Rule 3.1.1 of Vietnam Examination Regulations For Patent Applications. Under Vietnam patent regulations, the Vietnamese translation of the patent specification is one of the minimum documents which is required at the time of filing the...

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Industrial design protection for products under the Hague System – Key to business success in Vietnam

Copying and mimicking the presentation and packaging design of other people's products has become a pretty typical occurrence in many fields. Meanwhile, protection of intellectual property rights (“IP”) for product designs is critical for all businesses since it helps to increase the perceived value of their brand distinctiveness among consumers. This has become even more critical in recent years, as counterfeiting has increased. Establishing intellectual property rights over industrial designs is not straightforward; therefore, before filing an application for protection of an industrial design ("ID"), manufacturers and businesses should consult with IP experts to grasp and comprehend the provisions of...

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Bảo hộ kiểu dáng công nghiệp cho sản phẩm theo Hệ thống La Hay – chìa khóa thành công cho doanh nghiệp tại Việt Nam

Sao chép, bắt chước hình thức trình bày, kiểu dáng bao bì sản phẩm của người khác trở thành hiện tượng khá phổ biến trong nhiều lĩnh vực. Bảo vệ quyền sở hữu trí tuệ (“SHTT”) cho kiểu dáng sản phẩm là vô cùng cần thiết đối với mọi doanh nghiệp và góp phần gia tăng trị số phân biệt thương hiệu của mình trong tâm trí người tiêu dùng. Điều này càng trở nên quan trọng hơn khi hàng giả ngày càng gia tăng trong bối cảnh hiện nay. Việc xác lập quyền SHTT đối với Kiểu dáng công...

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