Crimes against IPRs in the 2015 Penal Code.

After suspending the 2015 Penal Code from taking effect for oneyear, the National Assembly, passed on June 20, 2017, the Iaw Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Penal Code in which the crimes against intellectual property rights (lPRs) have been significantly amended and will come into effect from January 1, 2018. Compared to […]

Enterprises required to change their IPR-infringing names from May 20

Enterprise names that infringe upon protected industrial property subject matters, including marks, geographical indications and trade names, can be seen everywhere in Vietnam. This is due to inconsistence between regulations on business registration and those on intellectual property rights. Though the regulations on enterprise registration procedures prohibit enterprises from registering names confusingly similar or identical […]