National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue at the event (Photo: VNA)
The National Assembly discussed the draft law on amending and supplementing a
number of articles of the Law on Intellectual Property (IP) on October 21, as
part of the 15th legislature’s second session.
Minister of Science and
Technology Huynh Thanh Dat underlined the urgent need to revise the IP Law as
Vietnam is shifting from being a user to a creator of IP.
NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue
said building the law is a difficult task that requires great intellectual
Deputy Tran Cong Phan of
Binh Duong said reports showed IP disputes and violations settled through
civilian suits at courts account for only a very small ratio compared to tens
of thousands of violation of IP rights settled by administrative measures. Most
violations are related to copyrights.
Deputy Le Minh Chuan of
Quang Ninh province expressed approval of the draft law’s stipulation that the
registration of inventions or industrial designs which are results of
scientific-technological assignments funded by the State budget is
automatically awarded to the organization in charge of the assignment./.