Region: Vietnam

Amendments to Criminal Procedure Code set to facilitate criminal enforcement of industrial property rights

Amendments to Vietnam’s Criminal Procedure Code have recently been passed, removing a cumbersome requirement that has been hampering the enforcement authorities’ efforts to bring criminal actions against offences under Article 226.1 of the Penal Code.

23 November 2021

Brand enforcement takeaways from Brand Strategy Southeast Asia

This week, IPBC Southeast Asia, hosted by IAM, and WTR’s Brand Strategy Southeast Asia, were hosted simultaneously.

13 October 2021

Online marketplaces in Vietnam that should be on counterfeit enforcement radars

Featured in Online marketplace counterfeit hotspots

In the next instalment in our regular series identifying the digital marketplaces that brand owners should monitor as part of their global anti-counterfeiting efforts, we head to Vietnam.

15 September 2021

IP Vietnam issues guidance on deadline extensions amid covid-19 pandemic

Due to the fourth wave of covid-19 in the country, IP Vietnam has announced that all deadlines for any procedures for the establishment of industrial property rights falling within the period from 30 June 2021 to 31 August 2021 shall be automatically extended to 30 September 2021.

09 August 2021

Vietnam IP Research Institute issues guidance on handling requests for IP assessment during covid-19 pandemic

The headquarters of the Vietnam IP Research Institute (VIPRI) have ceased receiving direct requests for IP assessments. Requests may still be made by post or via VIPRI’s e-filing portal, but the delays in receiving conclusions may have an impact on enforcement activities.

03 August 2021

IP Vietnam implements more flexible requirements regarding authorised signatories in IP procedures

Meeting the requirements set forth by Notice No 13822 with regard to authorised signatories has proven challenging - or even impossible - for many overseas IP rights holders. IP Vietnam has now relaxed these requirements by issuing Notice No 6959.

22 July 2021

IP Vietnam’s headquarters cease accepting direct filings

In response to a new wave of covid-19 cases in the country, IP Vietnam has issued a notice stating that, from 27 May 2021 and until further notice, its headquarters in Hanoi will cease to accept direct filings.

01 June 2021

IP Vietnam tightens requirements regarding authorised signatories in IP procedures

IP Vietnam has issued Notice No 13822, which establishes stricter requirements for legal representatives of IP rights applicants to sign documents on their behalf. One issue, however, is that the notice does not specify the date on which the new practice will come into effect.

02 December 2020

Surge in counterfeit imports into Southeast Asia: crucial customs strategies for brand owners

Exports of counterfeit goods from China are increasingly heading to Southeast Asia. This guest analysis explores the strategies that rights holders should employ.

04 November 2020

New decree brings clarity and stronger administrative sanctions against violations involving counterfeit and illegal goods

A new decree, which will come into force 15 October 2020, should help the work of Vietnam’s enforcement authorities when dealing with violations involving counterfeit and banned goods, both offline and online.

14 September 2020

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