Legal basis for the exemption of intellectual property rights for the Covid-19 vaccine

Legal basis for the exemption of intellectual property rights for the Covid-19 vaccine, The legal basis for exemption from obligations to protect intellectual property rights in the TRIPS Agreement, WTO's discussion regarding the exemption of intellectual property rights for the Covid-19 vaccine, The legal basis for the exemption of intellectual property rights for the Covid-19 vaccine, The importance of the TRIPS Agreement for the exemption of intellectual property rights for the Covid-19 vaccine

Nowadays, countries around the world are calling for the exemption of intellectual property rights for the Covid-19 vaccine, as well as other related medical devices, methods, etc. to fight the Covid-19 epidemic. However, what is the legal basis for such a request to work in reality? What is the role of the TRIPS agreement in…

Lesson learned from losing trademark ST25 in foreign countries – Vietnamese Enterprises need to raise their awareness on the development as well as the protection of a brand internally

Lesson learned from the ST25 dispute – Enterprises need to raise their awareness on the development as well as the protection of a brand

The dispute surrounding the ST25 rice brand – a specialty of Soc Trang province, Vietnam has continued to raise awareness over the weaknesses in the competitiveness of the majority of Vietnamese enterprises nowadays. The dispute happened because the enterprise responsible for producing the rice doesn’t pay attention to the protection of their brand. They didn’t…

Vietnam and Japan cooperate in protecting the intellectual properties

Vietnam and Japan cooperate in protecting the intellectual properties

Recently, a memorandum of intellectual property rights’ protection and enforcement has been signed between Vietnam Directorate of Market Surveillance and Japan Patent Office, Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. In April 1st, 2021, Commissioner Katsutani Toshihide has signed the memorandum between Vietnam Directorate of Market Surveillance and Japan Patent Office, Japan Ministry of Economy,…

Vietnam patent law: Litigation and Enforcement

Highlights of patent litigation, patent infringement in Vietnam, Vietnam Patent Law, Patent Law in Vietnam, Patent enforcement in Vietnam, Enforcement of Patent in Vietnam

Structural and procedural framework 1. What is the forum for the conduct of patent litigation in Vietnam? For patent litigation in Vietnam, depending on the negotiation between the relevant parties, it may be resolved by a competent court or arbitrator. In case the parties agreed to choose the arbitration, they could choose the arbitrators who…

China will improve its IP system

China will improve its IP system

China is one of the leading countries in terms of economics, but its IP rights is seriously flawed. Over the past decade, China has shown its best effort in improving this matter. In a recent speech, Chinese president Xi Jinping reaffirms the importance of intellectual property, as well as the China’s will to improve IP….

Pham Duy Khuong is rated as the top tier trademark attorney in Vietnam by the World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR)

Pham Duy Khuong is rated as the top tier trademark attorney in Vietnam by the World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR), top vietnam trademark attorney, top vietnam ip attorney, vietnam trademark attorney, vietnam trademark lawyer, top tier Vietnam trademark lawyer

Recently, the World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR) magazine has released a list of top tier trademark attorneys in Vietnam. Notably, Lawyer Pham Duy Khuong – Managing Partner of ASL Law Firm is continuously honored to appear in this ranking. World Trademark Review 1000 is a website and magazine about International Trademark Law. This is a…

Ramifications of prosecution for counterfeit actions in Vietnam

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On January 18, the police of Ba Ria-Vung Tau province transferred the investigation conclusion and all case files to the People’s Procuracy of the same level to initiate prosecution of the legal entity of Saigon Vietnam Beer Group JSC, and Le Dinh Trung, CEO of the company, for infringement of industrial property rights (Published on…

Vietnam franchise models developing rapidly with various legal risks

Vietnam franchise models developing rapidly with various legal risks

The rapidly increasing number of franchisees in many sectors will go against the core principle of a standard franchise model. This issue causes many legal risks to the development of franchise in Vietnam. With the development of e-commerce, new investment channels have appeared. They are becoming more diverse and more attractive to investors when traditional…

Vietnam Border Control On Intellectual Property In The New Situation: Advantages, Difficulties And Challenges

Vietnam Border Control On Intellectual Property In The New Situation: Advantages, Difficulties And Challenges

After 15 years since the Intellectual Property Law 2005 was passed, Vietnam has continued to join and sign many new-generation international trade agreements which are as meaningful and important as international trade agreements when acceding the WTO. European-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) are two of these…

EVFTA: Enhanced protection and conditions for EU entrants in Vietnam

EVFTA-enhanced-protection-and-conditions-for-eu-entrants in Vietnam

(Published on VIR). August 1 has become a historic milestone for EU-Vietnam relations as the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) officially came into force to have a major impact on the economy and the legal system of Vietnam. Firstly, the EVFTA has and will have a far-reaching impact on the legal system of Vietnam. Before…

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