At the meeting (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) -
National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue on October 29 chaired a meeting with representatives of the Government, ministries, sectors and NA agencies on handling acts of infringing upon industrial property rights regarding geographical indication.
The matter is one of the contents of the draft law on amendments and supplements to several articles of the Criminal Procedure Code that the legislature is considering.
Speaking at the working session, Hue stressed that because there are many different opinions on this content, the NA Standing Committee, in principle, will consult the deputies.
He said it is necessary to revise regulations related to geographical indications in line with the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) agreement and Vietnam’s intellectual property strategy until 2030 to protect the interests of the country, consumers and the community.
The amendment will not only burden the State (because the right to prosecute or not prosecute still belongs to the competent authority), but also better the State management in this area, he noted.
The NA Chairman stated that, after this meeting, the NA Standing Committee will make a proposal to the legislature seeking its decision on a plan for regulations related to geographical indications, ensuring the principles of democracy and objectivity, and NA deputies will make the final decision./.