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Lawyer Pham Duy Khuong (ASL LAW) Delivers Insights on Intellectual Property Rights in Creative Industries at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi

At the invitation of the US Embassy in Vietnam, lawyer Pham Duy Khuong (ASL LAW) had talk on Intellectual Property and the creative industry. Also participating in the event were Associate Professor, Dr. Le Thi Thu Ha, Director of the Incubation and Innovation Space of Foreign Trade University (FIIS) and My Anh, singer, songwriter, and R&B-music producer. This is an event leading up to World Intellectual Property Day April 26, 2024.

In a dynamic panel discussion centered on the intersection of law and creativity, Lawyer Pham Duy Khuong emerged as a guiding force, emphasizing the significance of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in the Creative Industries. The event, titled “Panel Discussion: Intellectual Property Rights in Creative Industries,” brought together experts and enthusiasts to delve into the realm of legal protection for artistic innovation.

Hosted by the American Center Hanoi, the discussion served as a platform to raise awareness about World Intellectual Property Day and Jazz Appreciation Month, while shedding light on the vital role of IPR in fostering a vibrant and sustainable creative ecosystem.

panel discussion: intellectual property rights in creative industries, lawyer pham duy khuong insights on IPR in creative industries at the u.s. embassy, lawyer pham duy khuong insights on IPR in creative industries
Lawyer Pham Duy Khuong discusses intellectual property rights in the creative industry at the US Embassy.

As the Founder and Managing Partner of ASL LAW, Lawyer Pham Duy Khuong is widely recognized as a leading individual on IP matters in the country. Throughout the event, Lawyer Pham shared his wealth of knowledge on topics ranging from copyright protection to trademark enforcement, providing practical guidance tailored to the needs of artists, musicians, content creators, and industry professionals alike. His understanding of Vietnamese IP laws with insights into international best practices offered attendees a comprehensive roadmap for safeguarding their creative works in an ever-evolving landscape.

Central to Lawyer Pham Duy Khuong’s discourse was an analysis of the pivotal role of music copyright fees in 2023, particularly influenced by Taylor Swift’s impact on the industry. The remarkable figures, such as Spotify’s substantial $US9.7 billion payout, with Swift’s music earning around $131 million on the platform alone, highlighted the immense value of intellectual property in today’s digital age. Lawyer Pham effectively emphasized the global importance of music copyright fees, emphasizing the urgent need for robust legal frameworks to safeguard the rights and interests of artists and content creators.

Lawyer Pham Duy Khuong further delved into strategies for maximizing the exploitation rights of creative products within the Creative Industries. From trademark registration to copyright protection, he outlined key mechanisms for securing intellectual property rights, citing key conventions such as the Berne Convention. In addition, Lawyer Pham highlighted the pivotal role of organizations like the Vietnam Center for Protection of Music Copyright (VCPMC) in facilitating the registration and enforcement of music copyrights, providing a vital support system for artists and composers in Vietnam.

Illustrating the practical application of these principles, Lawyer Pham Duy Khuong referenced Taylor Swift’s strategic approach to trademark registration, which extended beyond her music catalog to encompass personal branding elements such as pet names. Swift’s example highlighted the significance of proactive IP management in protecting creative assets and enhancing global brand recognition. Lawyer Pham’s insights emphasized the proactive steps that artists can take to protect their rights and capitalize on their creative work for commercial success.

Furthermore, Lawyer Pham Duy Khuong addressed the implications of artificial intelligence (AI) on artistic creativity and IP protection. While acknowledging the potential benefits of AI in enhancing artistic processes, he also highlighted the associated challenges and ethical considerations. By navigating the complexities of AI integration within the Creative Industries, Lawyer Pham emphasized the need for vigilance in protecting intellectual property rights and ensuring equitable compensation for creators.

In conclusion, Lawyer Pham Duy Khuong’s presentation at the Panel Discussion on Intellectual Property Rights in Creative Industries provided a comprehensive overview of the legal landscape surrounding creativity and innovation. Through analysis and real-world examples, Lawyer Pham shed light on both the opportunities and challenges involved in protecting intellectual property within the dynamic realm of the Creative Industries. His expertise served as a guiding light for artists, creators, and industry professionals alike, emphasizing the crucial role of robust legal frameworks in fostering a thriving and sustainable creative ecosystem.

At the sharing session, Associate Professor Dr. Le Thu Ha and Singer and music producer My Anh shared a lot about creating art and ways to exploit intellectual property and turn property into property. Intellectual property into a stable and sustainable source of income.

Prof. Dr. Le Thi Thu Ha, Director of Incubation and Innovation Space at Foreign Trade University (FIIS), Lecturer, researcher, consultant on Intellectual Property, Innovation and Branding and My Anh, singer, songwriter, R&B-Soul music producer

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