Vietnam: Proposed changes to rules governing intellectual property

Rules concerning the law on intellectual property

Rules concerning the law on intellectual property

A pending draft law would amend and supplement the rules concerning the law on intellectual property.

The draft amendment to the intellectual property law includes a comprehensive revision of the legislation. For instance, the amendments would:

  • Amend the copyright rules with an intention to assist authors and copyright owners in commercializing their intellectual assets
  • Amend and supplement the rules regarding industrial property rights
  • Allow online submissions of registration dossiers for copyright, copyright-related rights or filing a complaint
  • Propose penalties and sanctions when there is a breach of intellectual property rights

Under the draft legislation, Vietnamese nationals and foreign enterprises (including branches, representative offices, and business locations of foreign enterprises) providing telecommunications services, internet, contents on cyberspace, information technology, cybersecurity, and cyberinformation security would be covered under the scope of the draft decree.

Read a November 2021 report [PDF 179 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Vietnam

 

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