This morning, June 27 2006, the department of Science and Technology in coordination with the Intellectual Properties Bureau opened a training course on Intellectual Properties law for enterprises in Dong Nai province, aiming to enhance and update knowledge on activities to protect intellectual properties rights, especially the role of Intellectual Properties in global economy. The training course attracts 100 participants from departments, agencies and sectors in the province. The training course focuses on the following issues: the Intellectual properties law, the need to issue the law on Copyright and related right, protection mechanism, the integration into world in the field of intellectual properties. … [Read more...] about Training course on Intellectual Properties law for enterprises opened.
Vietnam intellectual property law
Hanoi Times - The international community appreciated what Vietnam has done since its enactment of the 2005 law on intellectual property (IP), said Antonio Berenguer, Trade Counsellor of the European Commission delegation in Vietnam. "The government of Vietnam has issued a number of decrees, documents on IP and then delivered them to its concerned ministries, branches and agencies. That shows Vietnam's deep care and great priority towards the issue of IP," the official told reporters on the sidelines of a training course on opposition and appeal procedures for trademarks and industrial designs held in Hanoi, on December 19-20. He said that Vietnam had shown an early attention to IP when the government established a department on invention (the forerunner of the current National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam) 25 years ago. Furthermore, Vietnam fully participated in international IP-related conventions, such as the 1883 Paris Convention … [Read more...] about Vietnam praised for intellectual property law
Vietnamese National Assembly deputies called Wednesday for gradually increasing protection for intellectual property rather than in one stroke, keeping the country's situation in mind. Speaking during a discussion in the house on a proposed Intellectual Property law, Nguyen Ngoc Tran, a deputy from An Giang province in the Mekong Delta, suggested revoking a ban on exchange of patented crop strains between farmers. He pointed out that even the ASEAN Free Trade Area and the World Trade Organization did not have such a ban. The regulation would seriously disadvantage farmers and the agriculture sector, he warned. Vu Tuyen Hoang of the central Quang Nam province, an agriculturist himself, concurred, saying plant breeding in Vietnam was effective only because farmers could swap good strains. "So, it would be unsuitable to rigidly apply the regulation in Vietnam, without taking into consideration our peculiar circumstances and farmers' interests," he said. However, another An Giang … [Read more...] about One size intellectual property law won’t fit all: lawmakers
The process of presenting signatures electronically sparked a debate among members of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Wednesday on whether to write detailed regulations into the draft Law on Electronic transactions. Skeptical deputies pointed to the fact that, because regulations on the order and method of presenting signatures electronically would depend on businesses' technological capability, it could not be covered in detail in the law. The law's drafting committee told the National Assembly committee on Wednesday that regulations on electronic signatures were based on common and existing technological principles which were standard operating procedures for any business that would seek to conduct electronic transactions. Electronic signatures would be validated by the user and were considered safe when supported by a qualified service provider, the committee said. National Assembly members on Wednesday also unanimously voted against draft Article 49 which advocates a … [Read more...] about National Assembly draft laws on electronic transactions, intellectual property
(VEN) - The Ministry of Science and Technology held a conference to review the action plan for preventing and handling intellectual property rights violations (Plan 168). According to the Ministry of Science and Technology's latest statistics, 4,577 intellectual property right violations were discovered by inspectors in ministries and local authorities. Plan 168 was deployed in 2006 with the participation of seven ministries, including the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Information and Communications. The plan has also provided guidance for provincial and city people's committees under the central authority to implement the task. Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh said that thanks to the effort and collaboration of ministries, agencies and localities, … [Read more...] about Handling thousands of intellectual property violations