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Th6 10, 2018
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Vietnam: patent filing 2017, Japan still on the top, Korea at the highest increase

In 2017, total 5396 patent applications have been filed in Vietnam with the increasing rate is 3.21%. 2017 2016 Increasing rate Total 5396 5228 + 3.21% Japanese applicants have filed 1397 applications which make up over one-fourth of total patent applications filed into Vietnam this year. United States[…]

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Th1 10, 2018
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Some important amendments and supplements related to Patent practice under Circular No. 16/2016/TT-BKHCN

Recently, in order to make Vietnamese IP legislation closer to the international practice, the Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam issued Circular No. 16/2016/TT-BKHCN amending and supplementing a number of articles of Circular No. 01/2007/TT-BKHCN which come into force as of January 15, 2018. The Circular applies[…]

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Th8 08, 2017
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Vietnamese scientists reluctant to register inventions

Amateur inventors as well as scientists at research institutes and universities are also afraid of writing descriptions about their inventions when registering for patents. Phung Minh Hai from Niptex (National Institute of Patent and Technology Exploitation), said that Vietnam only had 661 patents in the last 33 years,[…]

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Th5 06, 2017
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Vietnam rates favourably on US intellectual property index

Vietnam has climbed 2.51 points in the 2017 international intellectual property index, reflecting the country’s intensified attention and improvement in the area. The American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam announced the 2017 International Intellectual Property (IP) Index, “The Roots of Innovation,” late last week, the fifth edition since[…]

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Th10 10, 2016
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Vietnam’s challenge in protecting IP under TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement was officially concluded on February 4, 2016 by 12 countries, including Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the US and Viet Nam. The issue of intellectual property (IP) is dealt with in Chapter 18 and theannexes of the TPP,[…]

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Th10 09, 2016
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Vietnamese rice will become the world’s leading trademark

In order to penetrate major markets in the context of international economic integration, many domestic exporters are focusing on high-quality rice. In recent years, exports of organic rice, a form of highly nutritious rice, has helped increase the output of Vietnam’s exports. This is significant for developing Vietnam’s rice trademark[…]

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Th4 01, 2016
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NOIP AND JPO START THE PPH PILOT PROGRAM

On 1 April 2016, the National Office of Intellectual Property of Viet Nam and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) jointly launched the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program. This is NOIP’s first ever PPH Pilot Program ever with another IP Office.      Under the PPH Pilot Program,[...]

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Th3 24, 2016
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WIPO pledges to help Vietnam boost IP right enforcement

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) is committed to supporting Vietnam in implementing IP–related activities, WIPO Director General Francis Gurry told the National Office of Intellectual Property (NOIP) on March 23. At his working session with NOIP officials, Gurry stressed the key role of IP in socio-economic development,[…]

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