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Sunday, May 22, 2022
Improving IP law in the context of international integration Improving IP law in the context of international integration
Over the past time, Vietnam’s legal system on intellectual property (IP) has been built and regularly revised, forming a fundamental legal foundation to regulate issues related to intellectual property rights (IPRs) protection and enforcement. Today, in the face of the requirements of an increasingly intensive, extensive and comprehensive international integration process, it needs further improvements to ensure effective implementation of international commitments and promote the application of scientific and technological research outcomes to production and business, contributing to the national socio-economic development.
UNCLOS provides an effective mechanism for peaceful resolution of maritime disputes UNCLOS provides an effective mechanism for peaceful resolution of maritime disputes
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Prof. Carl Thayer, University of New South Wales, Australia, in an interview with the Vietnam News Agency, gave some opinions about the significance of the Convention and the way forward.
Tourism real estate - a need to address legal issues for removing obstacles for foreign investors Tourism real estate - a need to address legal issues for removing obstacles for foreign investors
Tourism real estate is regarded as a “magnet” luring foreign investors. However, legal issues regulating this type of immovable property remain problematic for investors during implementation of their projects in Vietnam. This article analyzes some limitations in legal provisions on tourism property and puts forward some recommendations for dealing with the shortcomings.
How Vietnam legally adapts to the emergence of Fintech How Vietnam legally adapts to the emergence of Fintech
Fintech is the combination of two factors: Finance and Technology. For the time being, there is no official or legal definition of Fintech. It should be noted that how Fintech is defined hinges upon the specific contexts and different approaches. However, the common denominator in most definitions is the application of technologies to enhance financial services.
Rising petrol price severely affects the economy Rising petrol price severely affects the economy
As the COVID-19 pandemic is gradually put under control, the world continues to suffer inflationary pressure and as the economy picks up, so does the demand for fuel. Nguyen Bich Lam, former General Director of the General Statistics Office, talks to Vietnam News Agency about how surging petrol price will affect Vietnam’s economy.
Strengthening the constitutional defense mechanism Strengthening the constitutional defense mechanism
The current constitutional defense mechanism has revealed many limitations, making it operate irregularly with low quality and effect. The principle of ensuring the Constitution’s supremacy in the law-ruled state has not been fully realized due to the existence of unconstitutional legal documents and acts. This article analyzes requirements and gives some recommendations for strengthening this mechanism.
Exercise of the right to freedom of enterprise in the sharing economy Exercise of the right to freedom of enterprise in the sharing economy
The Fourth Industrial Revolution has led to emergence of new business lines based on digital platforms following the model of sharing economy (Grab, peer-to-peer lending, ride and accomodation sharing, etc.). However, enterprises engaged in such business lines are encountering numerous difficulties due to incompleteness of the existing legal framework concerning this issue. This article brings an insight into the realization of the right to freedom of enterprise in the sharing economy in Vietnam and gives recommendations for promoting the development of this model in the country.
Smart contracts prompt the need to improve the legal system Smart contracts prompt the need to improve the legal system
In Vietnam, when it comes to blockchain, people often think of virtual currency such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. But in fact virtual currency is just the first and most popular application of blockchain technology. Blockchain technology can be applied in innumerable domains, one of which is blockchain-based smart contracts. Smart contracts have been developed and are used in a variety of fields such as finance, banking, supply chain, healthcare, education, transportation, etc. The questions now are: what is the legality of smart contracts, can Vietnam’s contract law be applied to smart contracts, and in the future do we need to revise the current legal system to regulate smart contracts? This article will focus on analyzing, evaluating and clarifying the above issues.
World Bank official: Vietnams economy to face both risks and motivations in 2022 World Bank official: Vietnam’s economy to face both risks and motivations in 2022
Coming to the end of a year like no other, Jacques Morisset, World Bank (WB) Lead Economist and Program Leader for Vietnam, has granted the Vietnam News Agency an interview about the economic snapshot of the country in 2021, as well as the economic scenarios in 2022.
Sustainably developing Vietnams marine economy Sustainably developing Vietnam’s marine economy
In order to materialize the goal of making Vietnam a strong marine nation, a renewed and breakthrough way of thinking is required to swim with the common global trend of sustainable development and harmony between marine development and conservation, aiming to address such issues as transnational environmental pollution and climate change…, with the building of a blue economy as the foundation. Blue economy, albeit having been discussed in Vietnam for a while, remains a rather new concept in terms of both content and approach, especially the assessment of the current situation and potential for development of such economy in the country.

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