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Handling the act of infringement upon Industrial Design in Vietnam

In the concept of counterfeit goods in Vietnam, there is no concept of counterfeiting in term of industrial designs but only trademarks, origins, geographical indications, etc. Currently, there are many imitation goods in term of industrial design in Vietnam but these goods are only considered as infringing goods, thus, they can only be handled under the Intellectual Property Law, whose sanctions are much lighter than the crime of counterfeiting that prescribed by the Criminal Code


This June, we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of our company’s establishment and for which, we would like to express our sincerest and deepest thanks to you all. Thank you for your support, interest and trust in using our Intellectual Property service in the passing years.

Validation of European Patent in Cambodia

The validation of European patent in Cambodia would significantly increase intellectual property protection for European patent holders. Through the Validation Agreement that came into effect since March 01, 2018; Cambodia became a validation state of European Patent Office (EPO). Accordingly, the following requirements must be met to validate European Patent in Cambodia

Validation of Chinese patent in Cambodia: A simple and fast way to be granted!

Up to now the Memorandum of Understanding on the registration of patents signed between State IP Office (SIPO) of China and Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology & Innovation (MISTI) of Cambodia has been proving its worth as an effective channel for patent owners who residing outside China but obtained patent protection in China to further establish their IP rights in Cambodia. According to this Memorandum of Understanding, it is possible to validate Chinese patent in Cambodia since March 2018.

Vietnam – Korea PPH (Patent Prosecution Highway) Pilot Program 2021

With aim of dealing with heavy local backlog of Patent examination and increasing demand of Korean applicants, the National Office of Intellectual Property (IPVN) of Vietnam in conjunction with the Korean Intellectual Property Office officially launched a new Vietnam – Korea PPH Pilot Program.


In 2021, the Japan – Vietnam Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program will start on April 01. In the meantime, the required documents to accompany a PPH request should be prepared well in advance and filed in the morning of April 01, 2021. As the number of PPH requests is limited to 100 per season makes it a very competitive program that requires high attention from patent applicants.

Updated information on trademark re-filing in Myanmar under the Soft-Opening period

The implementation of an online platform for trademark re-filing in Myanmar since October 01, 2020 is a significant turning point in trademark practice. After one month of implementation, nearly 14,000 trademark applications filed under the Registrar Act, have been re-filed to the Intellectual Property Department (IPD) of Myanmar through the online platform.

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