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Official Gazette

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Tags: The Hague
Official Gazette issues Nos 68-72/2020 released on October 07 2020 Official Gazette issues Nos 68-72/2020, released on October 07, 2020
Industrial design registration under the Hague System and Vietnam IP Law: Differences and solutions Industrial design registration under the Hague System and Vietnam IP Law: Differences and solutions
The Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (the Geneva Act of July 2, 1999 – “1999 Act”) officially entered in force in Vietnam on January 1, 2020. Applicants can now seek design protection in Vietnam by filing international design applications through the Hague System.
Vietnam rejects Chinas statement on sovereignty over Truong Sa islands Vietnam rejects China’s statement on sovereignty over Truong Sa islands
Vietnam rejects all contents of the statement made by the Chinese spokesperson on sovereignty over Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago on November 8.
Vietnam attends WIPO General Assemblys 59th session Vietnam attends WIPO General Assembly’s 59th session
The World Intellectual Property Organization General Assembly opened its 59th session in Geneva, Switzerland, on September 30, drawing over 1,000 delegates from 191 member countries.
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.
Handling enterprises environmental violations in Vietnam: current situation and suggested solutions for better management Handling enterprises’ environmental violations in Vietnam: current situation and suggested solutions for better management
In recent years, the number of environmental violations committed by legal persons has been on the rise in Vietnam including the cases of Vedan, Sonadezi, Nicotex Thanh Thai, Hao Duong Leather Corporation, Tung Kuang Company, and the most recently the case of Formosa Steel Ha Tinh Company in 2016.
Sharing of criminal record information between Vietnam and other countries Sharing of criminal record information between Vietnam and other countries
Under the Law on Judicial Records, Vietnamese citizens convicted in foreign countries are subject to management of criminal records, and excerpts of their judgments or previous criminal convictions provided by foreign authorities under treaties on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters or on the principle of reciprocity are used as a source for making their criminal records.
Vietnam France work out measures to foster relations Vietnam, France work out measures to foster relations
Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang and his French counterpart Francois Hollande agreed on various measures to boost the countries’ relations during their talks in Hanoi on September 6 morning as part of the French President’s State visit to Vietnam.
Vietnam welcomes Hague ruling Vietnam welcomes Hague ruling
Vietnam on July 12 welcomed the final ruling issued by an international tribunal in The Hague, which rejected China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea (East Sea).
How to adopt a Vietnamese child How to adopt a Vietnamese child
According to the Vietnamese law, overseas Vietnamese being the natural aunt of a child permanently residing in Vietnam may adopt that child in accordance with the regulations on inter-country adoption of specific children.

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