Are there potential criminal sanctions for patent infringement in Vietnam?

If yes, what evidence is considered important to the government authorities in bringing criminal actions?

Yes, there are potential criminal sanctions for patent infringement under Vietnam IP Law.

The following evidence is considered important to the Vietnamese enforcement authorities in bringing criminal actions:

  • serious consequence;
  • who have already been administratively sanctioned for such acts or already been sentenced for such offense, not yet entitled to criminal record remission but repeat it, shall be subject to a fine of between twenty million dong and two hundred million dong or to non-custodial reform for up to two years.
  • Infringement in an organized manner;
  • Committing the crime more than once;
  • Causing very serious or particularly serious consequences
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