What are subject matters ineligible for protection as inventions in Vietnam?

Under Article 59, the IP Law of Vietnam, the following objects shall be ineligible for protection as inventions:

  • Scientific discoveries or theories, mathematical methods.
  • Schemes, plans, rules and methods for performing mental acts, training domestic animals, playing games and doing business; computer programs.
  • Presentations of information.
  • Solutions of aesthetic characteristics only.
  • Plant varieties, animal breeds.
  • Processes of plant or animal production which are principally of a biological nature, other than microbiological processes.
  • Human and animal disease prevention methods, diagnostic and treatment methods.
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