COPYRIGHT IN VIETNAM

As a member of Berne convention, a copyright in Vietnam can be automatically protected for works created by the state members. Meanwhile, the applicant could also register their copyright in Vietnam to get the copyright certificate.

Who is Vietnamese authority for copyright registration in Vietnam?

Copyright Office of Vietnam (COV) shall be a responsible authority for copyright registration in Vietnam.

What works can be protected under copyright in Vietnam?

Vietnam allows the following works to be protected as copyright:

+ Software

+ Writing work

+ Art work

+ Music

+ Song

What are required documents and procedure to protect copyright in Vietnam?
Required documents and procedure for protecting copyright of each aforementioned subject matter as follows:

1. Protecting writing work copyright in Vietnam:

+ Relevant Documents:

  • Power of Attorney (Forms of ASL LAW)
  • Ownership Statement of this writing work (Advised by ASL LAW)
  • Business Registration Certificate (applied if applicant is entity only)
  • Identity Card (applied if applicant is individual only)
  • Description of the writing work (Advised by ASL LAW)
  • Verification Documents (Advised by ASL LAW)

+ Time to obtain the certificate of writing work copyright: 5-10 days

2. Protecting software copyright in Vietnam

Software in Vietnam is protected under copyright, but invention as in some countries.

+ Documents required for protecting software copyright in Vietnam:

  • Business Registration Certificate (applied if applicant is entity only)
  • Identity Card (applied if applicant is individual only)
  • Power of Attorney (Forms of ASL LAW)
    Ownership Statement of this software (Advised by ASL LAW)
    Verification Documents (Advised by ASL LAW)
  • Description of the software (Advised by ASL LAW)
  • Disks of software
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+ Time to obtain certificate of software copyright: 5-10 days.

3. Protecting art work copyright in Vietnam

+ Required documents:

  • Power of Attorney (Forms of ASL LAW)
  • Ownership Statement of this art work (Advised by ASL LAW)
  • Description of the art work (Advised by ASL LAW)
  • Verification Documents (Advised by ASL LAW)
  • Identity Card (applied if applicant is individual only)
  • Business Registration Certificate (applied if applicant is entity only)

+ Time to obtain the certificate of art work copyright: 5-10 days

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