On 27 September 2023, at Hotel InterContinental WestLake Hà Nội, IP Key South-East Asia (SEA) and the Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam co-organised a seminar to provide EU and Vietnamese businesses with updates on the amendments of the IP Law and implementing regulations of Viet Nam that are designed to improve the protection and enforcement of all IP rights in Vietnam.
The conference featured speeches and presentations from leaders and experts of the Intellectual Property Office, representatives from the European Union Delegation to Vietnam and Thailand, and lawyer representing the European Business Community (EuroCham).
The event provided an opportunity for the businesses to clarify issues relating to protection and enforcement matters and served as a venue for IP Vietnam authorities and the stakeholders to exchange views on the implementation of the IP Law amendments.
The contents presented and discussed include: Overview of the law amending and supplementing a number of intellectual property laws and detailed decrees. Purpose of promulgating the Law and guiding viewpoints, Layout and basic content of the Law, Decrees detailing a number of articles and measures to implement the Law Regulations on copyright and related rights in the Law amending and supplementing a number of articles of the Intellectual Property Law 2022. New points in the Intellectual Property Law on protection of inventions, industrial designs, and layout designs of semiconductor integrated circuits. New points of the IP Law on trademark protection, geographical indications, and intellectual property rights protection.
IP Key South-East Asia is directed by the European Commission and implemented by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).
- IP Key South-East Asia is designed to support the interests of the European Union by helping countries address specific emerging challenges in the area of IP.
- IP Key SEA aims to support the level of IPR protection and IP enforcement in the region and to facilitate market access to international trading partners, especially EU businesses and innovators.
- To ensure the improved application of IP rules and regulations, the high quality and expeditious processing of IP files and an appropriate level of enforcement, the project will contribute with technical expertise and awareness-rising campaigns on the importance of the protection of IP. This shall in turn contribute to avoiding and discouraging measures of protectionism or market access barriers for international enterprises, including EU businesses and investors.
- IP Key SEA is consistent with the strategic indications set out in the Communication by the Commission “Trade, growth and intellectual property rights in third countries”.