Patent
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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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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