IP services in Vietnam

What Are Obligations of Using Patent and Trademark?

When applicants of invention or mark are granted patent or trademark certificate, they are obliged to use these subjects. The reason for this provision which is, the owner may not use patents or trademarks in practical causing difficulties for the person who would like to use the patent and trademark in reality but cannot register ... Read More
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Notification On Application Time Limits for Applicants Affected by Covid-19

Due to social distancing requirements of government to curb the spread of Covid-19, Vietnam government agencies including National Office of Intellectual Property (NOIP) issues notification to provide instructions to related parties to ensure smooth business operation for not only government officers but also applications and Intellectual Property attorney representing clients in registration, and other IP ... Read More
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What Are Legal Requirements of Patent Description?

When patent owner registers for their patent, one of the most important documents included in the dossiers is the patent’s description. Patent is a technical solution in the form of a product or process which is intended to solve a problem by application of natural laws. Patent description is very important which is aimed to ... Read More
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Four Steps of Patent Application Processing Procedures

After submitting patent application at National Office of Intellectual Property in Vietnam (NOIP), the applicant will concern on how their application will be processed. Specifically, patent application will be gone through the following phases: receipt of application; formality examination of application; substantive (ex-officio) examination of application; grant of or refusal to grant protection titles; official ... Read More
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Condition, Procedures and Period of Patent Registration in Vietnam

Before applying the patent registration, applicant needs to find out the matters related to conditions, procedures and period from the time of submission the application until granting the protection title when registering a patent to avoid the cases that National Office of Intellectual Property in Vietnam (NOIP) may issue the notification on denying examination due ... Read More

Overview of PCT System for Invention Protection Abroad

PCT System is a tool which helps protecting Inventions abroad and based on the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). PCT is international treaty with more than 150 Contracting States. This system makes it possible for patent owner to protect theirs invention simultaneously in a large number of country by filing only one international application instead of ... Read More
International Application with PCT in Vietnam

Protecting  Invention Abroad via Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

Patent is an intellectual property right which owner could benefit from limited monopoly or commercialize through licensing the patent to others in return for royalty.  To protect  invention internationally, an inventor may file an international application with a national or regional patent office or WIPO and this application must comply with the Patent Cooperation Treaty ... Read More
International Application with PCT in Vietnam

Brief Reminder of Time Schedule to Apply PCT Application into Vietnam

According to Vietnam Law on Intellectual property, a PCT applicant who would like to go into Vietnamese phase after the end of PCT procedures need to submit the application within the following duration: If an international application designates Vietnam, the National Office of Intellectual Property in Vietnam (NOIP) is the designated office. In this case, ... Read More
Business Secrets through Non-Disclosure Agreement

How to Protect Business Secrets through Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

In business or production process, individual or organization being may have to share its business secrets with others. Legal solution for this situation is to enter into a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).                              Non-Disclosure Agreements Lawyer in Vietnam Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) are often ... Read More

When and How to Register Trademark to Protect IP Rights

Considering trademark registration activities, the subject holder must comply with certain conditions to fulfill its trademark registration rights.                                                                Trademark in Vietnam According to Article 13.1 Law on Intellectual Property amended in 2009: -Organizations and individuals may register marks to be used for goods they produce or ... Read More

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