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In our latest round-up, we look at the rise in counterfeit vaping products, the US Department of Defence launching an IP protection team, WIPO announcing a new portal, and much more.
27 August 2019
The landmark EU-Vietnam Trade Agreement has been officially signed. Talking to WTR, IP practitioners claim that the agreement will lead to significant changes to the trademark, design and GI system in Vietnam.
02 July 2019
The National Assembly of Vietnam has passed a law amending a number of provisions of the Intellectual Property Law, which is expected to be greatly beneficial to rights holders.
25 June 2019
The Southeast Asian country already had a thriving economy, but it is now directly benefiting from the trade war between the US and China as companies like Apple consider relocating production lines.
15 June 2019
The International Chamber of Commerce Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy has released a series of recommendations on how Vietnam can better protect intellectual property. With a blueprint in place, political will for change will now be key.
03 June 2019
As a part of its World Trade Organisation commitments and its commitments under other trade agreements, Vietnam has introduced a number of laws to better protect IP rights. In theory, the applicable laws have the highest priority, followed by decrees and circulars. However, in practice, the competent authorities often give higher weight to decrees and circulars as they are usually the most detailed regulations.
14 May 2019
In order to comply with the requirements of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, a draft law amending certain provisions of Vietnam’s IP Law has been prepared and released for public comments.
10 April 2019
The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership came into effect in Vietnam on 14 January 2019. The requirement that a trademark licence agreement must be registered in order to take effect against third parties will be removed.
27 February 2019
In our latest round-up, we look at a Japanese delegation visiting the French IPO, the Austrian Patent Office introducing animated marks, Rihanna taking her father to court, and much more.
18 January 2019
Circular 16 was implemented in Vietnam in January 2018. Almost one year later, the Vietnam IP Office has issued two notifications, which provide further guidance on industrial property-related procedures. The notifications aim to clarify uncertainties in the circular, in particular the procedures for applications filed pre-Circular 16 and the signing date for powers of attorney.
14 December 2018
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