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Trademark Registration in Laos

REGISTRATION PROCEDURES Applications can be filed for registration of trademarks, service marks, collective marks and figurative marks. Like other countries, Laos adopts the International Classification of Goods and Services under the Nice Agreement. Multi-class applications are accepted in Laos. Foreign individuals or entities can file trademark applications in Laos if they have legal presence in

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Industrial Design Registration in Laos

REQUISITE INFORMATION Applicant: full name, address and nationality; Inventor:   full name, address and nationality; Title of the claimed design; Class of the claimed design (if available); Prioritydata: filing number, date and country (if priority is claimed). REQUISITE DOCUMENTS Photos/drawings illustrating the design in different views (front, rear, left, right, top, bottom and perspective) and other

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Patent Registration in Laos

REQUISITE INFORMATION Applicant: full name, address and nationality; Inventor: full name, address and nationality; Priority data: filing number, date and country (if applicable); International filing data: filing and publishing number (if applicable). REQUISITE DOCUMENTS English specification(including title, description part, Claims, abstract and drawings, if any); Power of Attorney (notarization is required); Notarized Deed of Assignment

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Brand in ASEAN

Brand protection in ASEAN

The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), set to come into effect on December 31, has the goal of transforming Southeast Asia into a region with free movement of goods, services, investment, skilled labour and a freer flow of capital. With a population of over 600 million, greater than that of either Europe or North America, the

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Pair jailed after online fake goods scam

Fake perfumes, electrical items and clothing were among the goods which Patrick Morris sold from his home in Deal. The 65-year-old pocketed over £120,000, selling the fake items – which he sourced from China – online from his website a-bit-of magic.co.uk. His 42-year-old godson, James Cumming, was also involved in the scam, describing himself as

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Part 3: Phu Quoc fish sauce rescued by westerners

VietNamNet Bridge – Nguyen Thi Tinh, ignoring the taboo in the fish sauce village, showed off her new fish barrels, where anchovies were being salted to create a kind of genuine fish sauce which Tinh would register to obtain the geographical indication certificate on Phu Quoc fish sauce trademark. Part 1: The storm rushes down

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Part 2: Phu Quoc fish sauce brand disappearing

VietNamNet Bridge – Real Phu Quoc fish sauce products have gradually disappeared from the market, and even from its homeland. They have been retailed only to travelers, who still love the traditional product. Part 1: The storm rushes down in the Phu Quoc fish sauce craft village The once well-known fish sauce brands such as

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Part 1: The storm rushes down in the Phu Quoc fish sauce craft village

VietNamNet Bridge – Phu Quoc fish sauce, which is considered the “national spirit and characteristic,” may disappear forever one day, since Phu Quoc fish sauce makers have turned their backs to the career descended by their ancestors Fewer fish sauce makers The years from 2005 to 2010 were considered the hot development period of Phu

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Nike accuses designers who left for Adidas of stealing a “treasure trove” of confidential information and sues them for $10m

Denis Dekovic was head designer of the Magista football boot pictured here. (Source: Getty) The battle for sportswear supremacy has taken a Shakespearean turn after Nike sued three former designers who left for Adidas in September, accusing them of running off with a “treasure trove” of company designs and business plans. The American sportswear giant

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Fixer: Tran Quoc Hai (right) stands beside a Cambodian amoured personnel carrier. — Photo news.zing.vn

Mechanic urges policy fixes to boost invention

Fixer: Tran Quoc Hai (right) stands beside a Cambodian amoured personnel carrier. — Photo news.zing.vn For Tran Quoc Hai, 56, a self-taught Vietnamese mechanic known for building a new armoured personnel carrier (APC) for Cambodia, some things never change. “I get up at 5:30am every morning, enjoy a perfect cup of coffee made by my

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A rice packaging line in Can Tho city (Photo: VNA)

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai pushes for development of rice trademark

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has emphasised the need to develop a trademark for Vietnamese rice to increase the product’s standing in foreign markets. According to a recent statement issued by the Governmental Office, the Deputy PM asked the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) to collaborate with all relevant ministries, enterprises and

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Trademark dispute

Trademark dispute between High Bridge and museum may go to court

Don’t confuse Solitude House with Solitude House Museum. The house is a borough building, the museum is the name an organization now based in Union Township has trademarked.

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7 Reasons Why Trademarks Are Important to Your Business

“Trademark” is another way of referring to brands. Consumers’ purchasing decisions are influenced by trademarks and the reputation such brands represent. It is important for business people to have an understanding of why trademarks are important assets and help grow their business. Here are the seven top reasons of why trademarks are important to your

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Hog Call

Arkansas granted trademark for “Woo Pig Sooie!” Hog Call

The business website reported late this past week that, earlier this month, the United States Trademark and Patent Office “granted registration of the [Hog Call] sensory mark to the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas.” Not the words, mind you; the sound.

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oil giant BP

BP loses battle to trademark the colour green in Australia

The oil giant BP has again failed in its long-running bid to trademark the colour green in Australia. The intellectual property watchdog, IP Australia, found BP was unable to show “convincing evidence” that it was indelibly linked in the average petrol consumer’s mind to the dark green shade known as Pantone 348C, a spokeswoman for

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USA- india

US pharma companies want dialogue with India on intellectual property rights

Top executives of American pharma companies favour “dialogue” with India and “not confrontation” to address their concerns on key issues like the protection of intellectual property (IP) and clinical trials.

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Brunello di Montalcino

Clarification Regarding WN Report on Counterfeit Wines

“World News” recently aired a report about Italian police seizing thousands of bottles of counterfeit Italian wine – cheap wine being sold in fancy bottles. The report included an image (see below) of this highly regarded wine, a Palazzo Brunello di Montalcino. ABC News wants to make clear that we did not intend to imply

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Session beer

Brewery sues law firm for trademark infringement

With more than 3,000 U.S. breweries in operation, trademark disputes are becoming a regular occurrence in the beer business. But a lawsuit filed by Oregon-based Full Sail Brewing may be a first.

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Dao Coffee in laos

Laos building brand Dao coffee in Thailand

Dao-Heuang Group, the largest coffee producer in Laos, is ready for a major expansion of its coffee and other agricultural products in Thailand in a bid to double its overall sales to US$320 million in the next five years.

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Regulation on the Registration of Trademarks in Laos

Regulation on Registration of Trademarks – Based on the Decree of the Prime Minister No. 06/PM dated 18  January 1995 on  Trademarks; – Based on requirements for trademarks registration and to unanimously manage the use of the trademarks in goods and services in the Lao PDR; The President of Science, Technology and Environment Agency regulates:

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Intellectual Property Law No. 101-NA in Laos

Lao People’s Democratic Republic Peace Independence Democracy Unity Prosperity National Assembly                      No 101/NA Resolution Of The National Assembly Of The Lao People’s Democratic Republic On the Approval of the Intellectual Property Law Pursuant to Article 53, Item 2 of the Constitution and Article 3, Item 2 of the National Assembly Law of the Lao People’s

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Regulations on Imports Exports licensing procedures of Controlled Goods of Laos

Regulation on the Import and Export licensing procedures of Controlled Goods from Trade Authorities  – Pursuant to the Decree on the establishment and operation of the Ministry of Commerce and Tourism No. 24/PM, dated 24 March 1999 – Based on the Decree on import and export No. 205/PM, dated 11 October 2001 The Minister of

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Laos Notification on List of goods subject to import-export control and prohibition

People’s Democratic Republic Peace Independence Democracy Unity Prosperity Ministry of Industry and Commerce           No. 1376/MOIC.DIMEX Vientiane Capital, 10 October 2006 Notification on List of goods subject to import-export control and prohibition  –         According to the Decree on the import-export management, No 205/PMO of 11 October 2006 . –         According to the Regulation on the Import-Export

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Decree No. 01-PM on Patent & Design in Laos

LAO PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC Peace Independence Democracy Unity Prosperity PRIME MINISTER                                               No.          O1 / PM DECREE ON PATENT, PETTY PATENT AND INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS Based on the law on the promotion and management of foreign investment in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic dated March 14, 1994;

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Laos trademark law

The Prime Minister decrees: SECTION I                     GENERAL PROVISION’S Article 1:     This Decree is promulgated to unify the trademark administration throughout the country, to encourage and promote the foreign investment in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (hereinafter referred to as “Lao. PDR”), to stimulate the internal and external commerce, the production in ensuring the quality of

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Gongwell Services Inc. Patent search, Patent translation

Gongwell Services Inc.A prior art search firm focusing on Japanese, Chinese and Korean patent and non-patent literature search and translation. All searches are performed by using local languages without using machine translation and English abstract. E-mail: Website: www.searchpriorart.com Phone: 1-604-942-8158 1-800-306-6838 (toll free) Fax: 1-604-942-8152 Services: Prior art search, specialized in Japanese, Chinese and Korean;

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A A Thornton & Co

A A Thornton & Co 235 HIGH HOLBORN, LONDON, WC1V 7LE Tel: 020 7405 4044 Fax: 020 7405 3580 Web: www.aathornton.com Patent attorneys Based in London and Northampton, A A Thornton & Co is ‘a very good firm’ for chemical, mechanical and electronics patents, and provides ‘well-considered’ analysis. Craig Turner, in the chemical team, is

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What is a trademark or service mark?

A trademark is a brand name. A trademark or service mark includes any word, name, symbol, device, or any combination, used or intended to be used to identify and distinguish the goods/services of one seller or provider from those of others, and to indicate the source of the goods/services.  Although federal registration of a mark is

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Trademark, Patent, or Copyright?

A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others.  A service mark is a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of a service rather than goods. The term “trademark” is often used to refer

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ACTIVITY IN LAW LAO PDR

LEGISLATION The intellectual property system of Lao PDR was established in 1993 under the responsibility of the Department of Intellectual Property Standardization and Metrology (DIPSM), Science Technology and Environment Agency (STEA) which is a part of the Prime Minister’s Office. Lao PDR became a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on January 17,

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Trademark Licence recordal in Laos

Question: We would like to know whether Laos has a system of trademark registration and what are the steps and requirements to protect a Trademark in Laos. If trademark registration is available in Laos, what is the length of protection/registration granted? We would also like to know whether there is a system of recording licence

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR TRADEMARK LOSES ITS DISTINCTIVENESS?

To be caught in a situation where your mark has lost its distinctiveness is truly awful, and potentially disastrous to companies or trademark owners. When you create a mark, with its uniquely coined name and/or logo, and seek protection for that creation, you would surely believe that it is exclusive and that no one else

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Global brands commit to Bangladesh safety after collapse

Global high street brands including Benetton, Carrefour and Marks & Spencer committed to abide by an agreement to improve working conditions in Bangladeshi factories after a plant there collapsed killing more than 1,100 people. A shirt with a Benetton label lies in the rubble three days after a Bangladeshi garment nine-storey building collapsed in Savar,

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Canal+ cannot share Premier League copyright with VTV

VietNamNet Bridge – IMG stressed that VTV and all members of the Vietnam Association of Pay-TV Service Providers that want to broadcast the Premier League in the next three seasons will have to ask for direct license from IMG Media, not from any third party. To definitely solve the issue related to the purchase of

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Young designer understands women

VietNamNet Bridge – Adrian Anh Tuan is now Creative Director of three high-end fashion brands of Viet Nam, Valenciani, Adrian Anh Tuan and ICE. Tuan is named as one of 25 successful young businessman of different nationalities in the book La vuelta de los 25. When his first collection hit the catwalk, Adrian Anh Tuan

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Vung Tau to host Int’l Seaports Festival

An International Seaports Festival will take place in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau from May 17-19. The event aims to further the Government’s marine-based economic development strategy and consolidate the marine sector’s leading role in the new period. It is also expected to raise the international community’s awareness of Vietnam’s sovereign seas and

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Offering more room to foreigners may lead to elimination of big brands

What will happen if Vietnam allows foreign investors to hold 50 percent or more of listed companies’ shares? The answer is that foreign groups would set one foot on Vietnamese enterprises and then take other steps to take over the enterprises.   The suggestion by the Vietnam Association of Financial Investors (VAFI) to offer more

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More valuable Vietnamese brands fall to foreigners

There’s a common thing in nearly all of the merger and acquisition (M&A) deals made recently–that the foreign partners target the leading companies in key business fields, striving to increase their ownership ratios there to penetrate more deeply into the large market with 80 million consumers. Vietnamese businesses are worth investments Most of the share

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Vietnamese high-end fashion brands

Developing high-end fashion brands is the target of all Vietnamese textile and garment companies which have been following different ways to reach that end. The franchisees An Phuoc Company once caught the special attention from the public 15 years ago when it became the franchisee of Pierre Cardin after a contract signed in 1997. An

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Already v. Nike “Air Force 1” Dispute Grounded

Last November, the INTA Bulletin reported that INTA had filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in support of trademark owners’ right to obtain dismissal of counterclaims for trademark cancellation if they had permanently withdrawn their claims for infringement. In its amicus brief, INTA urged the Supreme Court to affirm the judgment of the

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The branded Italian goods, fraud for tax evasion? Too much extraordinary

Yesterday 3:12, a representative of the company and including import companies claiming to be the owner of the consignment is not to work with the investigating agencies. “The Escort” disappeared According to the latest information from the police, the agency determined Le Hong Duc (34, claiming the Company, Ltd Nam De on Le Van Sy

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The batch valued at tens of billion Dong was seized at the five-star hotel

Police found three cars clothes, belts, shoes, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci … be transported to the Sheraton Hotel (HCMC). Shipments worth tens of billions of these alleged guise of China for tax evasion. On 1/12, Police economic crime investigation and Position (PC46), Ho Chi Minh City police have detained shipments of many kinds such as

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The world’s most popular beer brands

A list of 10 world’s most popular beer brands may surprise many people. Topping the list is Snow Beer – a beer of China while Heneiken only ranked 6th, Asahi 10th List of most popular brands of beer are classified as beer sales in 2011. This list includes familiar brands as Heneiken, Asahi,Corona,, it is

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Vietnam to make IP pirates walk the plank

Vietnam is making efforts to crack down on copyrights infringements, but such piracy still persists. Samsung and Coca-Cola recently cancelled their advertising contracts with Zing.vn, the online news, entertainment and social network of company VNG. Both Samsung and Coca-Cola cited concerns about Zing’s use of musical works without permission. “Corporate users of illegal software can

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Confusing decision of the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam

(Cadn.com.vn) – Branded Bottled drinking water “Big C” of a business in Da Nang was the Intellectual Property Department (under the Ministry of Science and Technology), a decision invalidating protection for some absurd reason, the lack of convincing. The most money behind real On 25-8-2004, the Intellectual Property Office has granted trademark registration certificate number

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Gold market in Vietnam

Many people who purchased gold of brands other than SJC are feeling cheated, losing between VND1 million (US$47.6) and more than VND3 million ($142.8) per tael when they convert their precious metal into SJC bullion. SJC-branded gold bullion is sold at Ruby Plaza in Ha Noi. The conversion of non-SJC gold has caused losses to

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Foreign brands’ rapid expansion awakens Vietnamese plastics producers

The plastics export turnover is just equal to 1/3 of the material import turnover in 2011, estimated at 4 billion dollars.   When Lock&Lock penetrates the market Engrossed with making plastic bags, packing products and industrial plastics, Vietnamese big plastic manufacturers, namely Dai Dong Tien, Duy Tan and Ngoc Nghia could not imagine that the

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Infosan asked to clear South Korean instant noodle brands

The Vietnam Food Administration (VFA) was quick to contact the International Food Safety Authorities Network (Infosan) for confirmation after suspicions that the South Korean instant noodle brands ‘Neoguri’ and ‘Sang Sang’, manufactured by the  Nongshim Company, contained a cancer-causing substance called Benzopyrene. Earlier, the South Korea’s Food and Drug Administration had announced that Benzopyrene had

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The world’s best-known inventions of Vietnamese people

The invented automated teller machine (ATM), nano technology which helps eliminate toxicity from water or fuel saver for motorbikes have all brought high income and helped humans save energy. The father of ATM He is Do Duc Cuong, a Vietnamese, who has made 50 inventions. Cuong spent 20 years working for the US Citibank and

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“Dotty Sanh” invented automatic onion slicer

A farmer from Hai Duong has brought his automatic onion slicer to put on display at the 2012 Vietnam International Technology and Equipment Trade Fair. The machine is simple, cheap and especially, it can undertake the works of hundreds of workers.

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Natural colors to be used instead of industrial colors in dyeing industry

Vietnamese scientists have invented the technology which allows to use leaves, barks and natural materials to dye cotton and silk cloth, which would replace the current dyeing technology using toxic and environment polluting chemical substances.

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Engineers invented environment-friendly automatic rubbish classification

After two years of “living together with rubbish,” Engineer Lai Minh Chuc from the Hanoi Center for Construction Technology Research and Development, has successfully invented a machine that can classify solid waste by remote control.

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Corporate brand of Vietnamese troops abused

Decades, fan products, “the 91 – Ministry of Defense” by Photoelectric Co. – Electronic(Z99 Plant) produced a strong brand reputation in the market. But, now this brand is compromised in a “equivocal fight each black child”, to influence business interests and the consumer …

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AN ANALYSIS ON THE INFRINGEMENT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DISPUTES IN VIETNAM

Since Vietnam became an official member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), intellectual property (IP) is often referred to as one of the three pillars of the WTO besides trade in goods and trade Services. Although Vietnam has committed to full implementation of the IPR provisions of this organization, but in fact, the state of

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Trademark disputes between universities in Vietnam

1. Introduction In a section of his essay, Intellectual Property Management in the university training in economics and management at the National Scientific Conference Innovation science and technology activities to improve the quality of training human resources for economic and business administration in universities serve the socio-economic development [2] by the National Economics University held

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Warning violate trademark universities, colleges

The universities, colleges and born after using field names akin to the university’s reputation in order create prestige for enrollment, misleading to students, parents, common occurrences

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McDonald’s and the great challenges it faces when entering Vietnam

Experts believe that McDonald’s, though being a global well-known brand, will still face a lot of big changes in the Vietnamese market.

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Trademark infringement case in Vietnam

FOR EDUCATIONAL USE ONLY Hoai Nam Ltd. Co. v. Phu Dong Thien Vuong Ltd. Co. 1. Country/Court: Vietnam / Justice Committee of SPC 2. Case No.  No.8/2003 3. Decision Date: February 26, 2003 4. Parties Plaintiff: Hoai Nam Limited Company (hereinafter referred as Hoai Nam Ltd. Co.) represented by its Director -Mr. Nguyen Quoc Hoai;

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JPO acts as NOIP’s IPEA and ISA under the PCT system

Having considered the capacity of Japan Patent Office (JPO), the National Office of Intellectual Property of Viet Nam officially recognizes JPO as one of the International Searching (ISA) and Preliminary Examination Authorities (IPEA) for international patent applications originating from Viet Nam under the PCT system as from 01 July 2012. Hence, since the above date,

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The brand focuses more on PR

AOL company, Nintendo and Topshop has decided to hire PR professionals to lead their marketing programs. This reflects the changing nature of brand management in the age of social media.

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Commitments on IP protection to have big impacts on businesses

VietNamNet Bridge – The fulfillment of the commitments regarding the intellectual property (IP) protection is believed to install a firm technical barrier to Vietnamese, which is believed to change the whole business environment in Vietnam.   The stronger reactions by international institutions regarding the intellectual property (IP) problems show the hard pressure Vietnam is under

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IP NEWS IN SINGAPORE

GOODWILL HUNTING It is common knowledge that the use of another person’s trademark without his consent is an act of trademark infringement. However, many may not know that using another person’s trade name or trademark (regardless of whether it is registered) without his consent may also amount to passing off. Essentially, the tort of passing

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IP NEWS IN INDONESIA

INDONESIA UPDATE: FOREVER 21 vs. FOREVER 21 Many women, even those who are not fashionistas, are quite passionate about fashion, taking to certain trends that suit them and make them feel comfortable and confident. One company that has made it a mission to provide affordable and trendy apparel to the masses is Forever 21, which

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IP NEWS IN MALAYSIA

DEFINITIVE DECISION DELIVERED IN DEGEM DISPUTE Here in Malaysia, we practice the “first-to-use” principle, meaning the first user of a trademark is generally considered the true owner of the mark. Therefore owners of trademarks who have failed to register their trademarks, or applied to register them at a later date, would still possess limited unregistered

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Cambodia Country Profile

Location: Mainland Southeast Asia between Thailand to the west and north and Vietnam to the east and southeast. It shares a land border with Laos in the northeast Area Total: 181,035 sq. km. (69,900 sq. mi.); about the size of Missouri. Climate: Tropical monsoon with rainy season from June to October, and dry season from

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Policy & amp; legal framework on the genetic resource linked to intellectual property rights and its implementation in Cambodia

The relationship between agriculture, genetic resources, traditional knowledge and Intellectual Property rights is a contentious, on-going, issue of debate in several multilateral institutions. These include the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WI PO), the Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of the Parties (CBD COP), and the United Nations’ Food and

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Cambodia´s New Trade Marks and Unfair Competition Law

Cambodia has just introduced its long-awaited Trademark and Unfair Competition Law which, at time of writing, is awaiting consent by King Sihanouk. Cambodia has struggled for two decades to cast off the stigma of its brutal Khmer Rouge regime. The Cambodian Government is now seeking to stimulate foreign investment by establishing a basic legal structure to

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What are the relevant courts for administrative IPR enforcement in Laos?

–  The People’s Courts at the provincial level –  The Appeal Courts –  The Supreme People’s Court

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Could you tell us the role of the Patent Office in Laos under administrative IPR enforcement in Laos?

The Role of patent office is indicated as follows: Claims and disputes can be resolved by mediation through the Department Of Intellectual Property, Standardization & Metrology (DISM) or the Economic Arbitration Offices.

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What is the competent authority for border control measures in Laos?

The customs offices have the authority to inspect and seize goods that violate the intellectual property rights. The customs offices would monitor and inspect both export and import.

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What are the remedies (injunction) relating to border control in Laos?

Remedies (Injunction) relating to border control in Laos include: (1)Warning; (2) Fine; (3) Confiscation and destruction of the infringing goods; (4) Payment of damages or subject to criminal sanctions according to the nature of the case (5)  Suspension of export and import activities or termination of business license

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What are the relevant courts for border matter in Laos?

They include (1) The People’s Court at the provincial level; (2) The Appeal Courts; (3)The Supreme People’s Court

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Can you describe some penalties for IPR infringement in Laos?

It is possible to apply the Penal Law and Penal Procedure Law to judicial procedures for Intellectual Property protection.  The Penal Law and Penal Procedure Law allow for the expropriation of all illegal goods from a guilty individual and for the levying of fines of up to three times the value of each item.  The

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Can you tell me something about criminal IPR enforcement in Laos?

The competent police authorities (commercial, market, economic police etc.) include (1) The Economic Polices and (2) The Public Prosecutor Offices The competent courts and jurisdiction (including appeal) include: (1) The People’s Courts at the provincial level; (2) The Appeal Courts and (3)The Supreme People’s Court

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What is the authority for execution of the court orders in Laos

As for the local court orders in Laos: The Department of Court Decisions Enforcement of the Ministry of Justice is responsible for the execution of the court decisions. With respect of overseas court orders in Laos: Any overseas court decision should be recognized and approved by the Lao courts to be effective and executable in

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What are the remedies available upon initiating a civil law suit relating to IPR in Laos? Trademark lawsuit in Laos? Patent lawsuit in Laos?

It is possible to apply the Civil Procedure Law to judicial procedures for the Intellectual Property protection in Laos. The Property Law (1990) also gives broad protection to individuals who can prove ownership of a dispute item. The significant provisions are as follows: (1)  The property owner has the rights to take necessary steps or

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Can you give us some brief information about IPR enforcement in Laos?

The only Intellectual Property law in force in the Lao PDR at the moment is a Prime Minister’s Decree on Trademarks No 06/PM (1995) and a Prime Minister’s Decree on Patent, Petty Patent and Industrial Design No 01/PM (2002). Lao PDR legislation gives the holder of an intellectual property right the possibility of recourse to

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Foreign Investment Law of Myanmar

STATEMENT ON FOREIGN INVESTMENT LAW OF MYANMAR The Government of the Union of Myanmar has been striving hard to promote all round development of national economy to improve provisions of food, clothing and shelter for the people so as to ameliorate their living standards. In this connection steps have been taken to ensure mass participation

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Disputes related to domain name nld.vn and nguoilaodong.vn

Disputes related domain name nld.vn and nguoilaodong.vn between Nguoi Lao Federation of Labor and VNR News Co. and ScorpioDev Group – the subject domain name registration nld.vn and nguoilaodong.vn when the Lao Federation of Labor complaint sent to VNNIC on 10/11/2006.

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Allow phonetic typing Complaints related to domain name silicom.vn

The silicom Technology Corporation and complaints related to domain silicom.vn. Domain name silicom.vn was Silver Stone Co., Ltd. was registered for use in 2006 at the Vietnam Internet Center. By 2007, along with the selection of the domain name registration company ESC to maintain this domain name management, Silver Stone Company was transferred to other

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Complaints related to domain name oscvietnamtravel.com.vn

On 14/11/2009, the Vietnam Internet Center received a request for support to settle complaints from Service Center OSC Vietnam Travel related domain oscvietnamtravel.com.vn. After obtaining the domain name, the Center OSC Vietnam Travel Services want to the domain name oscvietnamtravel.com.vn on activities to cater for the job. However, the Service Center OSC Vietnam Travel is

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Country-code top level domain name

1. VN Category – Categor VN domain name is allowed to be registered both in second level (under .vn) and third level (under .com.vn, org.vn, net.vn…). Generic second-level domain (gSLD) names mean domain names classified by sectors, including the following domain names:

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Recommendations for use of international domain name (. Com,. Net …)

In recent years a lot of websites use international domain names.”.Com” free or cheap lost control, domain name hijacked without any way to restore them, causing many difficulties obstructing . So organizations and businesses, especially when the business was stable, thriving should:

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Copyright ebooks in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – Big technology firms and publishing houses, which plan to join the ebook market, have been repeatedly urging state management agencies to declare war with piracy.

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Big guys nurture the ambition of digitalizing textbooks

VietNamNet Bridge – Despite the low demand and the low popularity of e-books, and despite the widespread copyright infringement, the big guys in the hi-tech sector such as VTC, FPT and Viettel all are planning to digitalize textbooks.

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The sweets market in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – The sweets market proves to be very lucrative in the eyes of investors, which explains why more than 100 bakery brands have been existing there. However, there are many spikes and thorns on the market.

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IPhone 5 market in vietnam

The feverish demand for iPhone 5 in Vietnam will not affect sales of other smartphone brands, trading companies said. Customers inspect cell phones whose sales have yet to be affected by iPhone 5 in Vietnam.

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The retail brand “expensive” in the world 2012

Despite the gloomy economic situation to what extent, the brand value of the world’s leading retailers are constantly increasing. This suggests that their ability to fight before the crisis is not small. It is the result of clever strategy and especially the tireless efforts.

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Phu Quoc fish sauce has received protection in Europe

European Commission (EC) said it has decided to grant protection regulations in the European Union (EU) to Phu Quoc fish sauce. By decision dated 8-10 and posted on 11-10 in the Official Journal of the European Union, the Phu Quoc fish sauce is registered protected appellation of origin (PDO) in this block.

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US appeals court lifts ban on Samsung-Google phone

A US appeals court Thursday lifted a sales ban on Google-branded Samsung smartphones in a patent fight with Apple, saying there was no evidence sales were driven by features copied from the iPhone.

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Coca-Cola, Samsung boycott Zing online music piracy

After both Coca-Cola and Samsung is leading the U.S. news agency AP boycott Zing online music piracy, a promotion by Coca-Cola with Zing, Samsung and Vinaphone previously heldstill running at the coco-cola.zing.vn port.

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Unfair competition related to intellectual property

IMPLEMENTATION OF COMPETITION LAW INMARKET ECONOMY AND PRACTICES INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC INTEGRATION Author: Trinh Minh Anh I. INTRODUCTION Vietnam’s economy began to reform and economic integration since the Sixth Party Congress in 1986 set out a comprehensive renovation and deep all sectors of the economy. Since then, the process of socio-economic development of Vietnam has made

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Vietnam anti-counterfeiting label by sms

Association standards and consumer protection Vietnam in cooperation with the Department of Industry and Trade of Tien Giang province organized a seminar “Protection of brand and consumer interests by solution against counterfeiting stamps SMS”.

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Quang Ngai province inspectorate settle violation of garlic and onion grown on Ly Son island

News from Quang Ngai DOST inspectorate: the inspection mission (established on 11th August 2010 by DG DOST) conducted the inspection on industrial pattern at Nhan Viet Ltd company, 35 Hai Ba Trung str, Quang Ngai province based on initial evidence of violation of industrial pattern of garlic and onion grown on Ly Son Island. Specifically,

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Vietnamese agricultural brands

“In addition to external factors, “fresh” – 90%; forms of packaging – looks nice 38%; quality inside “delicious” – 84%, high nutritional content – 51%, …”

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Online copyright violations defy

Fining telecommunication and internet services providers that violate copyright laws is proving difficult in Viet Nam even though the necessary legal system is in place.

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Japanese court backs Samsung in latest Apple skirmish

A week after Samsung was ordered to pay $1 billion to Apple for patent infringements, a Japanese court has backed the South Korean company in another dispute with its U.S. rival. The Tokyo District Court on Friday ruled that Samsung did not infringe Apple’s patents for its iPhone and iPad for some of its Galaxy

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TV station accused of violating music copyright

The Vietnam Center for Protection of Music Copyright has recently accused Vietnam television (VTV) of using foreign songs without purchasing copyright. Phuong Linh (L) and Dinh Tien Dung performing “Can’t Take My Eyes off You” at the celebrity singing contest “Just The Two of Us” last year.

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Current Intellectual Property Situation in Lao PDR

Introduction: As you know the world economy is speeding up towards the direction of free trade and economy globalization, fueled by rapid developments in technology particularly biotechnology and information technology have brought intellectual property into the mainstream of economic, social, cultural and technological policies and program in many countries.  As global trading increases and multinational

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Commitment to Quality Leading toward the Creation of a Brand Name

Overview Name: Vientiane Steel Industry Co., Ltd. Object of Protection: Distinctive Signs / Commercial Names Organization Type: Commercial Enterprise, Co-operative Instrument of Protection: Trademarks Industry: Building Materials and Fixtures Focus: Branding, Commercialization, Financing, IP Management Country/Territory: Lao People’s Democratic Republic   Thanks to VSI, steel industry is one of the most important economic sectors of

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International Success of Laotian Beer

Overview Name: Lao Brewery Co., Ltd. (L.B.C.) Object of Protection: Distinctive Signs / Commercial Names Organization Type: Commercial Enterprise Instrument of Protection: Trademarks Industry: Beverages Focus: Branding, Research and Development Country/Territory: Lao People’s Democratic Republic Global Issues: Environment   Background The Lao Brewery Co. Ltd (LBC) was established in 1973 as a joint-venture between French

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Phu Quoc fish sauce brand

Nguyen Thi Tinh, ignoring the taboo in the fish sauce village, showed off her new fish barrels, where anchovies were being salted to create a kind of genuine fish sauce which Tinh would register to obtain the geographical indication certificate on Phu Quoc fish sauce trademark.

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International Day of the Book or World Book Days 2012

World Book and Copyright Day (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Days) is a yearly event on 23 April, organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright. The Day was first celebrated in 1995 and in 2012 the UK World Book day was celebrated on March 1, 2012.[1] World

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Apple applies for patent on iPad Smart Cover with embedded display

Documents made public on Thursday showed that Apple has applied for a patent on iPad Smart Cover with an embedded secondary display designed to enhance the functionality of the tablet computer.

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violations of intellectual property rights

More than 4,500 violations of intellectual property rights worth tens of billions of Vietnamese dong were discovered in the past five years and nearly VND20 billion in fines has been collected.

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Yahoo sues Facebook over alleged patent infringement

Yahoo on Monday filed a lawsuit against Facebook, claiming that the social network company has infringed ten of its patents. The patents in dispute cover areas including advertising, privacy, messaging and social networking, according to court papers posted on the technology blog AllThingsD. “Facebook’s use of Yahoo’s patented technologies has increased Facebook’s revenue and market

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Apple broke the agreement brand

After a number of online stores suspended sales of Apple’s iPad, the US tech giant accused Proview Technology of not honoring its agreement to transfer the rights to use the trademark for the product in China.

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Soc Trang fragrance rice trademark

On the threshold of the second Vietnam Rice Festival which took place in November 2011, the National Office for Intellectual Property (NOIP) granted the certificate to the “Soc Trang fragrance rice” trademark. The builder of the trademark is Ho Quang Cua, an engineer, Deputy Director of the Soc Trang provincial Department for Agriculture and Rural

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