July 5, 2013

Intellectual Property in Vietnam: Registration, Protection, Commercialization

Tilleke & Gibbins

The importance of protecting and enforcing your intellectual property (IP) rights can never be stressed enough. Without taking precautions, your business’s intellectual assets are more vulnerable to the threats of piracy, counterfeiting, and theft. Not only does this damage the growth and development of your business, but it poses serious health and safety risks to the public. Therefore, it is extremely important for business owners to be aware of the specific IP issues in every country in which they operate.

Written for business operators who are new to Vietnam, Intellectual Property in Vietnam: Registration, Protection, Commercialization provides a brief introduction to the country’s law regarding IP registration, protection, and commercialization. The guide discusses how you can protect and enforce trademarks, patents, copyright, and trade secrets in Vietnam. It provides details as to registration processes, licensing, limitations, and exceptions, and introduces IP owners to the benefits of intellectual asset management programs designed to help companies gain a competitive advantage from their IP. After reading this handbook, you will know how to safeguard your business’s intellectual assets.

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