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Thursday, June 4, 2020
Tags: commercial purposes
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.
House ownership by overseas Vietnamese House ownership by overseas Vietnamese
Under the 2014 Housing Law, houses are recognized as private property and are not subject to the state management. The Vietnamese State protects the right to housing and lawful house ownership of house owners. Only in case of necessity, may the State decide on compulsory purchase, requisition, preemptive purchase or demolition of houses, provided compensations are paid and resettlement is provided to lawful owners of such houses under Articles 4 and 5 of the Housing Law.
Law on Crop Production Law on Crop Production
From January 1 next year, the Law on Crop Production  will take effect, superseding the 2004 Ordinance on Plant Varieties.
Regulations on online ads - inadequacies and suggestions for improvement Regulations on online ads - inadequacies and suggestions for improvement
Online advertising has proven to be a trendy choice of businesses. Revenue of Vietnam’s online advertising market mounted to USD 76 million in 2017 and is forecast to increase by three folds in the next five years. However, there remain several limitations in the law regulating Internet advertising such as regulations on protection of interests of online customers, foreign traders’ right to run online advertisements, advertising of some special goods, products and services, management of new types of advertising, and competence for state management for online advertising.
Cyber Security Law protects national security citizens interests Cyber Security Law protects national security, citizens’ interests
While competent agencies consider the Law on Cyber Security a much-needed addition to Vietnam’s legal framework given the increment in cyber-attacks around the world in general and in the country in particular, the public and businesses are still seemingly uneasy about its possible impacts on social and economic activities.
Businesses rate good and bad regulations Businesses rate good and bad regulations
A list of 114 good regulations and 123 bad regulations was selected among 9,297 nominations sent in by people and organizations from many state agencies, associations and the business community in response to the rating of regulations concerning business activities first ever launched in Vietnam.
Govt set to relax farmland ceiling Gov’t set to relax farmland ceiling
The Government is considering relaxing limits on individual farmland holdings, a move largely welcomed by experts despite misgivings about some negative social impacts.
Government sets conditions for debt trading Government sets conditions for debt trading
Coming into force on July 1, Government Decree No. 69/2016/ND-CP prescribing conditions for provision of debt sale and purchase services (the Decree), is expected to clear up hurdles that have been existed long in the debt trading business.
Vietnams legal framework on e-commerce: some inadequacies and solutions Vietnam’s legal framework on e-commerce: some inadequacies and solutions
The development of the Internet and its universal use have paved the way for the growth of online business activities and brought about huge benefits to business entities. When participating in e-commerce, entities must comply with not only direct regulations on e-commerce but also relevant investment, commerce and civil laws. Therefore, the building and completion of a legal framework on e-commerce has become imperative.
NA leader urges submission of draft Law on Associations NA leader urges submission of draft Law on Associations
The draft Law on Associations should be presented to the upcoming session of the 14th National Assembly (NA), NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said on September 22, the last working day of the third session of the NA Standing Committee.

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