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Vietnam: Mandatory technology transfer registration – Why, what, who, where and how?

Why? Under the previous practice, except for certain types of technologies restricted from transferring, a technology transfer agreement was valid regardless of whether it had been registered with the competent authority.  In other words, registration of technology transfer was optional – it was not an obligation of the parties involved in technology transfer. The new

Long-awaited Trademark Law of Myanmar to be announced this year

Trade mark owners worldwide should watch out for the long-awaited first modern Trademark Law in Myanmar – very likely to come into force anytime in the coming months. On 15 February 2018, the Upper House of the Myanmar Parliament passed the long awaited Trademark Bill, Patent Bill, Industrial Design Bill and Copyright Bill in an

Q&A: Why you should consider registering your copyright in Vietnam

Following our recent Q&A on copyright registration in China, we now turn to Vietnam where there is also a voluntary copyright registration system. Why register? Under the Law on Intellectual Property of Vietnam, copyright shall arise at the moment a work is created and fixed in a certain material form, irrespective of its content, quality,

Getting a 3D mark in Vietnam – Overcoming refusals and an industrial design comparative.

The National Office of Intellectual Property in Vietnam (“NOIP”) has granted a significant number of trade mark registrations for 3D marks. Recently there are around 1-3 3D marks granted each month, but unfortunately there is no specific information on the number of 3D marks in Vietnam to date. In comparison with other non-traditional signs such