April 30, 2011

Vietnam Amends Its Intellectual Property Law

Vietnam: IP Developments, Tilleke & Gibbins Client Newsletter

On June 19, 2009, the National Assembly of Vietnam passed an amendment of its Intellectual Property Law, which is expected to take effect on January 1, 2010. The adopted amendments are geared toward resolving the incompliance of several provisions of the current IP Law with TRIPS and Vietnam’s other international commitments, while at the same time addressing certain inconsistencies in the current laws. This article examines the key amendments in the areas of copyright, related rights, and IP enforcement.