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Monday, October 3, 2022
Tags: TRIPS Agreement
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.
Vietnams approach to COVID-19 treatment: compulsory licensing as solution in national emergency? Vietnam’s approach to COVID-19 treatment: compulsory licensing as solution in national emergency?
This article examines the concept of compulsory licensing under the TRIPS Agreement, the recent implementation of such mechanism in several countries, also its incorporation of the same into Vietnam’s legal framework and most importantly, its domestic practicability amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Intellectual property tribunal - a must in Vietnam Intellectual property tribunal - a must in Vietnam
The intellectual property tribunal is a specialized court set up, like in many countries, to deal with intellectual property disputes which currently become more and more complicated in Vietnam. The establishment of such specialized court is an objective requirement in the process of judicial reform in general and improvement of legal mechanisms in particular to protect intellectual property rights in Vietnam.
IP activities need to improve for the countrys development and international integration IP activities need to improve for the country’s development and international integration
Against the backdrop of rapid development of science and technology, intellectual property (IP) has become one of powerful tools for countries to raise the competitiveness of their businesses and national economies. As for Vietnam, it is a must to increase the effectiveness of IP activities to seize opportunities and overcome challenges facing the country in the course of national development and international integration.
A more focus on intellectual property from the new Civil Code and intellectual property law system A more focus on intellectual property from the new Civil Code and intellectual property law system
Vietnam has so far had three Civil Codes of 1995, 2005 and 2015 since January 4, 1995, when the Vietnamese Government filed a formal request for accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). Each of these Civil Codes presents an interestingly different point of view on intellectual property (IP) in relation to the national system of IP rights protection, as briefly depicted below.
Protection of IPRs under TPP Agreement: Some challenges for Vietnam Protection of IPRs under TPP Agreement: Some challenges for Vietnam
The issue of intellectual property (IP) is dealt with in Chapter 18 and the annexes of the TPP, which is believed to pose many challenges for Vietnam in terms of both legal aspects and IPR enforcement. This article analyzes some of these challenges.
Vietnams current legal system on technology transfer: problems and solutions Vietnam’s current legal system on technology transfer: problems and solutions
Although Vietnam is still a developing country, a number of locally developed technologies have been highly valued by foreign countries. Nevertheless, the 2006 Law lacks clear and specific provisions on the outbound transfer of technologies, especially those funded by the State.
Vietnams legal framework vs EVFTA commitments: review and recommendations Vietnam’s legal framework vs EVFTA commitments: review and recommendations
The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), with the aid of the British Embassy to Vietnam, has recently launched a series of reviews on Vietnam’s current laws against EVFTA commitments, aiming to enhance conformity with the EVFTA while ensuring benefits for local businesses.
Policy digest November 2013 Policy digest November 2013
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) has proposed increase in import duty rates for 462 product lines, especially those which can be produced domestically, in a move that could provide a considerable boost to domestic production and rein in the country’s trade deficit.
Protection of computer programs as an independent object of IPRs Protection of computer programs as an independent object of IPRs
As defined in Clause 1, Article 22 of Vietnam’s Law on Intellectual Property (the IP Law), a computer program is a set of instructions which is expressed in the form of commands, codes, diagrams or any other form and, when incorporated in a device readable to computers, capable of enabling such computers to perform a job or achieve a designated result.

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