Vietnam Business Doctrine

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Vietnam Business Doctrine 2021-07-11T14:43:15+00:00

In 2005, Vietnam’s National Assembly passed the Law on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs); this law was later amended and supplemented in 2009.

In September 2010, in an effort to strengthen the protection of Intellectual Property Rights after entering into the Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) with the United States and participation in the World Trade Organization (WTO), Vietnam’s government issued stricter administrative sanctions for violations of industrial property rights, along with some important changes to IP regulations in Vietnam.

Aside from local IP legislation, Vietnam also participates in international IP conventions such as the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, the Rome Convention, the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement, the World Intellectual Property Organization, the Patent Cooperation Treaty, the Madrid Protocol and the recently signed Hague agreement.