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Copyright office of Vietnam's activities towards the world intellectual property day

Monday, 25 April 2016 15:29


With the spirit of the World Intellectual Property Day, Copyright Office of Vietnam (COV) organize a series of activities in the whole country.
It was on April 12th that Game show “Copyright and Creation”, which is for students, took place in Hanoi. This is considered an useful event for the youth as well as a new and effective way to spread copyright and related rights provisions. There are 3 teams in this event from: National Economics University, Hanoi Foreign Trade University, Hanoi University of Culture. Through the questions on copyright and related rights, the students showed their confidence, wide knowledge and creativity. Finally, the team from Hanoi Foreign Trade University was the champion of the game show. On April 22nd 2016, COV will send a delegation to attend National Research Workshop on “Enforcing the legal commitment of Vietnam in Free Trade Agreements and the issue of right of reproduction in the situation of integration”.

In Da Nang, The Representative Office of COV in Da Nang, in cooperation with Da Nang University organized seminar on intellectual property for lecturers and officers. Furthermore, to implement the policy on intellectual property, The Representative Office of COV in Da Nang, together with Da Nang Department of Science and Technology and Da Nang Television held a series of game shows on intellectual property, which is mainly for enterprises and university students. Besides, The Representative Office of COV in Da Nang organized a meeting to appreciate the contribution to intellectual property protection of officers living in Da Nang.

In Ho Chi Minh City, The Representative Office of COV, together with Vietnam Center for protection of music copyright (VCPMC) held a seminar on copyright in the field of music. Besides, The Representative Office of COV in Ho Chi Minh City is working to carry out the assigned tasks and to plan some events, which is suitable to this year’s topic of The World Intellectual Property Day.

These activities hope to build the awareness of protecting copyright and related rights in Vietnam as well as help the public to access more easily to intellectual property provisions.

COV

 

NOIP and JPO start the PPH pilot program

On 1 April 2016, the National Office of Intellectual Property of Viet Nam and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) jointly launched the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program. This is NOIP’s first ever PPH Pilot Program ever with another IP Office.




Under the PPH Pilot Program, a patent application filed with JPO (previously filed with NOIP) falls under one of the following:
(i) an application which validly claims priority under the Paris Convention to the NOIP application(s) (examples are provided in ANNEX, figure A, B, C, F, G and H of the Procedures to file a request to JPO) (English version / Vietnamese version) or

(ii) a PCT national phase application without priority claim (examples are provided in ANNEX, figure I of the Procedures to file a request to JPO), or

(iii) an application which validly claims priority under the Paris Convention to the PCT application(s) without priority claim (examples are provided in ANNEX, figure J, K and L of the Procedures to file a request to JPO);
and satisfies other requirements stated in the Procedures to file a request to JPO, applicants can request JPO to conduct accelerated examination by a prescribed procedure including submission of relevant documents.

Sample of PPH request to JPO.
On the other way around, a patent application filed with NOIP (previously filed with JPO) falls under one of the following:
(i) an application which validly claims priority under the Paris Convention to the JPO application(s) (examples are provided in ANNEX , Figure A, B, C, F, G and H of the Procedures to file a request to NOIP), (English version / Vietnamese version), or

(ii) a PCT national phase application without priority claim filed at JPO as receiving office (the application number begins with PCT/JP, hereafter referred to as PCT/JP application) (examples are provided in ANNEX , Figure I of the Procedures to file a request to NOIP), or

(iii) an application which validly claims priority under the Paris Convention to the PCT/JP application(s) referred to in (ii) above (examples are provided in ANNEX , Figure J, K and L ofthe Procedures to file a request to NOIP)
and satisfies other requirements stated in the Procedures to file a request to NOIP, applicants can request NOIP to conduct accelerated examination by a prescribed procedure including submission of relevant documents.

Sample of PPH request to NOIP.
The PPH Pilot Program will be jointly operated by NOIP and JPO in three years. It will end on 31/3/2019./.

International Cooperation Division / noip.gov.vn

 

T&T INVENMARK International Intellectual Property Company Limited attended the ASEAN International Intellectual Property Conference (ASEAN – IPA), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

From day 4-6 March 2016, a Lawyers delegation of T&T INVENMARK IP Law Firm has attended the ASEAN International Intellectual Property Conference (ASEAN – IPA) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia that held at the Pullman Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

With the participation of nearly 200 delegates from organizations related to intellectual property including about 80 companies, offices of intellectual property law among 10 ASEAN countries, which actively exchanged and discussed many issues relating to intellectual property, focused on the Report of the ASEAN working Group on strategic action plan on ASEAN intellectual property Rights of the 2016-2025 period, the provisions of the TPP Partnership Agreement and the ASEAN intellectual property system...

Some photos at ASEAN-IPA Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from &T INVENMARK.

T&T INVENMARK International IP Company Ltd is one of the big & respected intellectual property law firm in Vietnam, specializing in providing services for intellectual property including: counseling, registration of inventions, copyright & related rights, trademarks & geographical indications, licensing, franchising & technology transfer, representing organizations and individuals in the handling of infringements of intellectual property rights Property in Vietnam and abroad.

By Duong Nguyen – Legal & Enforcement Dept

 

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