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Non-Traditional Trademark Protection – Vietnamese Businesses Need to Know

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The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has divided non-traditional trademarks into two types: (1) visible marks, and (2) non-visible marks Examples of visible marks are color marks, three-dimensional marks, slogans or titles of a film or book, motion or multimedia marks, position marks,…

Facebook Rename – Gain and Loss? REBRANDING – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PERSPECTIVE

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At the end of 2021, CEO Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook announced that the company would have a new name, called Meta (full name is Meta Platforms, Inc.). Meta could be seen as a company "digital universe" (metaverse). Besides the benefits and opportunities that Mark Zuckerberg holds, and the goal is to…

Vietnamese artworks are faked on international art exchanges

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At the auction on October 10, 2021, the Hong Kong Chinese auction house Sotheby's displayed many Indochinese paintings, including a lacquered wooden screen called "The jackfruit tree's cottage" with the artist's name on it. My name is Nguyen Van Ty.   "The jackfruit tree's cottage" is one of the typical…

Annulment of 05 Decrees in the field of Intellectual property

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The Government has just promulgated Decree No. 110/2021/ND-CP dated December 9, 2021, annulling 13 legislative documents of the Government. Especially, 05 Decrees relating to Intellectual Property are annulled entirely - Decree No. 63/CP of the Government dated October 24, 1996, providing detailed regulations…

Are Origami folding patterns protected by copyright?

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Today, the art of paper folding Origami has been recognized as an orthodox art form, spread and loved in the world through various media, especially the Internet. There are thousands of Origami associations in different countries that connect lovers of this art form, working creatively on the basis…

Can A hashtag be a Trademark in Vietnam?

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In recent years, along with the development of social media, the #hashtag is considered an effective marketing tool helping businesses connect to customers as much as possible. Each enterprise tries to create a unique #hashtag to show their marketing strategies. Accordingly, the question is whether…

[PROUDLY MADE IN VIETNAM] VIETNAM PATENTS SUCCESSFULLY PROTECTION DEVICE AGAINST COVID-19 UP TO 99%

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Respiratory protective equipment and portable isolation equipment Recently, a team of engineers from the Institute of Medical Equipment and Construction (Ministry of Health) has successfully researched respiratory protective equipment and portable isolation equipment. These two types of devices have…

Tax incentives for investment projects in the field of innovation

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Vietnam has soon identified science and technology development as a key task, whereby innovation projects have gradually become objects of top concern. In particular, Decree No. 31/2021, issued on March 26, 2021, has set a specific policy framework, regulations on incentives and very meaningful support…

US Court: Influencers may be held responsible for trademark infringement

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Can an influencer be held liable for trademark infringement if she is paid to promote a brand that is allegedly infringing on the trademark rights of others? Yes, a federal district court has just issued a decision. As a result, trademark litigation against influencers may become much more common, reshaping…

International supports Vietnam in prosecuting film copyright violators

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The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE, the world's largest organization operating in the field of digital copyright market protection) posted a congratulatory message to the Vietnamese law enforcement agency, after the head of the pirated movie website Phimmoi.net was prosecuted on August…

Australia declares support for temporary waiver of intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines

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After the US, France, Russia, China, and about 100 other countries supported the waiver of IP rights for Covid-19 vaccines, recently Minister of Commerce Dan Tehan expressed Australia's support over a TRIPS waiver for the temporary suspension of intellectual property rights to the Covid-19 vaccine.

Olympic Games and intellectual properties

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Olympic intellectual property assets not only help affirm the value of hosting the Olympic Games but also serve as “image ambassadors” of the Global Games. People all over the world associate them with the fundamental values ​​of sport and the Olympic Movement. With its worldwide coverage of member…

Olympics and challenges in IPR protection activities

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Heading: The Olympic Games are not only a sports festival that brings together the world's top athletes but also a "congress" about protecting intellectual property rights, especially trademarks. Despite extremely strict protection, the Olympic Games and the host country face violations of intellectual…

Vietnam agrees to tech transfers on Russian, U.S. COVID-19 vaccines

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Vietnam agrees to tech transfers on Russian, U.S. COVID-19 vaccines Made-in-Vietnam vaccine, NanoCovax, is expected to be available by end of 2021 On 20 July 2021, Vietnam has reached agreements on technology transfers for Russian and U.S. coronavirus vaccines. The nation aims to boost its vaccine capacity.…

Unilever launches world-first paper-based laundry detergent bottle

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Recently, Unilever and technology group partner Pulpex, together with Diageo, Pilot Lite and other industry members have successfully developed a recyclable paper laundry detergent bottle, which is expected to be launched in early 2022 in Brazil. with the brand OMO. Unilever is also piloting similar…