The National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP) has announced new statistics on Vietnamese innovation that analysed the nation’s patent and trademark trends in 2014. The statistics suggest that although Vietnam’s economy has undergone rapid growth and a revolution in intellectual property rights and enforcement, this has largely created opportunities for large multinational companies […]Continue readingMore Tag
Recently, hundreds of households in the northern province of Ha Nam have been able to raise their incomes and living standards thanks to a simple machine invented by the son of a village weaver.
Tran Huy Quang, 28, a resident of Hoa Hau Commune, Ly Nhan District, is the founder of Thanh Nien (Youth) mechanical engineering workshop, which has provided over 4,000 machines to weaving factories in Ha Nam and the surrounding provinces of Thai Binh and Nam Dinh.Continue readingMore Tag
An automatic gas locking device has been successfully invented by a Vietnamese engineer.
The device can sniff a small volume of leaking gas, the thing that people cannot do, and automatically lock off gas cooker, while giving warning signal.
The device invented by Le TIen Thang comprises of two parts, a valve and a control unit. One end of the valve is connected with the gas tank, while the other end is tied to the pipe that links gas to the cooker.Continue readingMore Tag
Under Article 91.1, the IP Law of Vietnam, an applicant for registration of an invention may claim priority on the basis of the first application for registration of protection of the subject matter if the following conditions are fully satisfied: (a) The first application patent was filed in Vietnam or in a country being a […]Continue readingMore Tag
Article 93 of the Law provides that an invention patent shall be valid from the granting date until the end of twenty (20) years after the filing date. Meanwhile, a utility solution patent shall be valid from the granting date until the end of ten (10) years after the filing date.Continue readingMore Tag
Under Article 95, the IP Law of Vietnam, the validity of a patent shall be terminated in the following cases: · The patent owner fails to pay the stipulated validity maintenance fee; · The owner declares relinquishment of the patent rights; · The owner no longer exists and does not have a lawful heir. Where […]Continue readingMore Tag
Decisions on the grant, termination of validity, cancellation of validity or amendment of patents shall be published by the NOIP in the Official Gazette of Industrial Property within sixty (60) days as from the date of issuance of such decision (Article 99, the IP Law of Vietnam).Continue readingMore Tag
Under Article 97, the IP Law of Vietnam, the owner of a patent may request for amendments of, and corrections of errors to the name and address of the inventor or the patent owner in such patent, provided that the prescribed fees and charge are paid. Additionally, the patent owner may request to narrow the […]Continue readingMore Tag
Under Article 58, the IP Law of Vietnam, an invention shall be eligible for protection in the form of grant of an invention patent when it satisfies the following conditions: (i) It is novel; (ii) it involves inventive step; and (iii) it is industrially applicable. Unless an invention is common knowledge, it shall be protected […]Continue readingMore Tag
Article 7, the IP Law of Vietnam stipulates that (i) patent right holders shall only be permitted to exercise their rights within the scope and term of protection provided for in this Law; (ii) the exercise of patent rights must not infringe the interests of the State, the public interest or the legitimate rights and […]Continue readingMore Tag