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7 nội dung quan trọng được thông qua trong Luật sửa đổi, bổ sung Luật SHTT năm 2022 (2

STT Nội dung Sửa đổi/Bổ sung 1 Về quyền đăng ký sáng chế, kiểu dáng công nghiệp, thiết kế bố trí sử dụng ngân sách nhà nước và chế tài xử phạt vi phạm hành chính trong lĩnh vực sở hữu trí tuệ:   Quyền đăng ký sáng chế, kiểu dáng công nghiệp, thiết kế bố trí là kết quả của nhiệm vụ khoa học và công nghệ sử dụng ngân sách nhà nước (Điều 86a) Tổ chức chủ trì nghiên cứu có quyền đăng ký sáng chế, kiểu dáng công nghiệp, thiết kế bố trí (là kết quả của nhiệm vụ khoa học và công nghệ...

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7 nội dung quan trọng được thông qua trong Luật sửa đổi, bổ sung Luật SHTT năm 2022 (1)

  STT Nội dung Sửa đổi/Bổ sung 1 Về quyền đăng ký sáng chế, kiểu dáng công nghiệp, thiết kế bố trí sử dụng ngân sách nhà nước và chế tài xử phạt vi phạm hành chính trong lĩnh vực sở hữu trí tuệ: Quyền đăng ký sáng chế, kiểu dáng công nghiệp, thiết kế bố trí là kết quả của nhiệm vụ khoa học và công nghệ sử dụng ngân sách nhà nước (Điều 86a) Tổ chức chủ trì nghiên cứu có quyền đăng ký sáng chế, kiểu dáng công nghiệp, thiết kế bố trí (là kết quả của nhiệm vụ khoa học và công nghệ...

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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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Court Case: A Cybersquatting Case Brought To Court For Hearing In Vietnam

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O.S GmbH is a multinational lighting manufacturer headquartered in Munich, Germany ("the plaintiff"). The plaintiff is the owner of a series of OSRAM trademark for lighting apparatus, especially electric lamps and luminaires; parts of the aforesaid goods; light-emitting diode lamp modules, being protected in Vietnam. The plaintiff detected that two ccTLD (osram.com.vn) and (osram.vn) ("Disputed Domain Names") were registered in 2014 by a natural person in Vietnam, N.D.T ("the defendant") and were resolved to the defendant's active websites. The websites under the Disputed Domain Names were promoting and offering for sale of the plaintiff's products bearing the "OSRAM" mark. ...

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Invalidating a bad-faith trademark registration in Vietnam

Bad-faith trademark registration is largely seen in Vietnam nowadays, especially since foreign investors are shifting production from China to Vietnam following the recent US-China trade war. Trademarks in Vietnam are generally awarded on a “first-to-file” basis, as opposed to a "first-to-use" system, resulting in floods of trademark applications, many of which imitate or mimic foreign reputable brands that have yet to expand into the Vietnamese market. Invalidating a trademark registered in bad faith in Vietnam is not always easy, as the country's IP Law does not define or contain specific provisions on bad faith. However, Snap Inc., a US-based company,...

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The Inspectorate of Science and Technology

1.1 The Inspectorate of Ministry of Science & Technology (The Ministry Inspectorate)   Address:           113 Tran Duy Hung Str. - Cau Giay district- Ha Noi Tel:                  84-4-35553906 Fax:                 84-4-39446602 Email:               thanhtra@most.gov.vn Website:           http://thanhtra.most.gov.vn   The Inspectorate of Ministry of Science and Technology (The Ministry Inspectorate) is an agency under the Ministry of Science and Technology, which assists the Minister to fulfil State management functions of science and technology (S&T) inspection; handle complaints, denunciations, prevent and combat against corruptions; carry out tasks and power of administrative and professional inspections within the State management scope of Ministry of Science and Technology as stipulated by laws.   For...

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Questions on border control measures in Laos

1. Whether it exists the customs filing for trademarks in Laos. If exists, please kindly send us the basic introduction of the customs system. Our advice: Laos has not initiated a formal Customs recordation system. However, if the trademark owner is aware of a shipment containing counterfeit goods, they may inform Customs and file a motion by submitting an application form provided by Customs and pay a bond or deposit to initiate actions for suspension of Customs clearance. The IP Law of Laos allows IPRs owners and/or Customs to initiate actions for suspension of Customs clearance of suspicious counterfeit goods. The tariff...

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Questions on border control measures in Vietnam

Customs supervision: An IPR holder is entitled to file with the Customs Supervision Department (“CSD”) a request for customs supervision measure (“Request for Supervision”) for a 2-year term, which can be renewed for another 2-year term. This measure is implemented at all Vietnamese border gates to detect any alleged counterfeits/infringing goods (“Alleged Infringing Goods”) imported into Vietnam. The IPR holder can then request for a temporary suspension of customs procedure over such Alleged Infringing Goods once they are detected....

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Legal News in October 2018

Cancelling procedures for issuance of a certificate of shipping business Decree No. 147/2018/ND-CP amending Decrees on conditions for business in the maritime field shall officially take effect on 24 October 2018. Accordingly, procedures for issuance of Certificates of satisfaction of conditions for shipping business shall officially be cancelled. Shipping enterprises and cooperatives will only have to meet the general conditions on establishment in accordance with the laws. The conditions for domestic enterprises in shipping business have also been simplified in comparison with the current regulations, specifically: (a) Being an enterprise or co-operative in maritime shipping business, which have been established in accordance with...

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