Minister Chu Ngoc Anh delivered necessary documents to join in Lahay Agreement to General Director of WIPO Francis Gurry

Vietnam signs Lahay Agreement on int’l registration of industrial designs

Representing the Vietnamese government, Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh delivered the document to join in Lahay Agreement (Geneva 1999 Act) at the head-office of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on September 30, 2019. This agreement, which is about international registration of industrial design, will be effective in Vietnam after three months from the submission day.

National seminar on patent search for TISC launched

National seminar on patent search for TISC launched

The Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP) have just jointly held the national seminar ‘Network of Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISC) Training on Patent Search’.

VIPRI opens representative office in HCMC

VIPRI opens representative office in HCMC

The Vietnam Intellectual Property Research Institute (VIPRI) on February 15 cooperated with the Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Department of Science and Technology to open a representative office in the city.

Head of NOIP Dinh Huu Phi is delivering his presentation in the discussion. Photo by TB

Awareness on intellectual property increases year on year

The National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam last year received 108,374 documents to register for intellectual property rights, increasing by 5.9 percent compared to 2017, including 63,617 applications for industrial property rights up 8.1 percent and 44,757 ones for other rights, reported the office on Monday.
Many famers have counterfeited dragon fruits of Hoang Phat Company which has been exported to Australia (Photo: SGGP)

Intellectual property in agriculture yet been focused in Vietnam

Many agricultural products have not been registered protection for intellectual property (IP) rights and met with difficulties in building brand names and export. So many farmers and merchants have produced and traded their products under the name of registered ones while handling of these infringements has been complicated.

Training for identifying & evaluating intellectual property to be launched

Training for identifying & evaluating intellectual property to be launched

The Center for Science and Technology Application and Services (TAS) – a member of the National Office in Southern Region of the Ministry of Science and Technology – announced that it would start a training course for ‘Identifying and Generally Evaluating Price of Intellectual Property in Business’.