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New changes of the official Government’s fees for patent, design and trademark in Vietnam

The official Government’s fees for patent, design and trademark in Vietnam increased as from January 01, 2017 in accordance with the new Circular No.263/2016/TT- BTC of the Ministry of Finance. The new Circular stipulates the rates, collection, remittance, management and use of industrial property fees and charges, and replaced the former Circular No. 22/2009/TT-BTC issued on February 04, 2009.

Domain name dispute in Vietnam

Domain name dispute in Vietnam can be resolved through administrative proceedings. This measure is generally thought to be the fastest and most cost-effective way for resolving domain name disputes. The responsibility for handling domain name dispute in Vietnam belongs to both Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) and the Ministry of Science & Technology (MOST)

SANTAK trademark infringement in Vietnam

In recent years, along with the increase of number of applications and registrations of Intellectual property rights (IPRs), Vietnam is also facing with numerous IP infringements, especially trademark infringement. It causes annoyance, not only to trademark holders, but also for consumers and society. The following case of trademark “SANTAK” will ring a bell to trademark infringer in Vietnam.

Filling Trademark in Laos – New allowance for Multi-class Application

The multiple-class application for trademark in Laos officially allow as from February 01, 2016. It provides the new option for Applicants who are interested in filing trademark in Laos. Depending on the brand registration and development strategy as well as protection for trademark in Laos, the Applicant can choose the Single-class or Multi-class application.

2015 Asia IP Awards

This year, we named as a finalist for The 2015 Asia IP Awards, the annual awards from Asia IP, the only intellectual property magazine focusing on Asia and the Pacific.