A deeper look ‘under the hood’ in Vietnam
We recognize the impact behind the economic change from being centrally planned to market based, and how this has led to increased levels of protection for IPR in Vietnam.
- Good IPR management in Vietnam requires physical proximity to the various authorities, together with international standards of client service.
- Rouse Legal (Vietnam) works closely with Rouse’s Network Firm, Sao Bac Dau IP Ltd Co, to provide the full range of IP services and advice in Vietnam.
- We also provide IP services for Cambodia (where Rouse has now established an office) and Laos, as well as the Indo-China peninsula.
- 7th Floor, VIT Building
- 519 Kim Ma Street
- Ngoc Khanh Ward
- Ba Dinh District
- tel: +84 24 3577 0479
- fax: +84 24 3577 0480
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 6th Floor
- Abacus Tower
- 58 Nguyen Dinh Chieu St
- District 1
- Ho Chi Minh City
- tel: +84 28 3823 6770
- fax: +84 28 3823 6771
- email: email@example.com
Trade mark system in Vietnam operates in a similar way to European countries, it protects symbols, colours and other visual devices used to identify a business’ products or services. Trade marks are registered with the NOIP, all applications must be filed by a local IP agent.
The local team provides a full trade mark searching, filing and prosecution service through our associated Vietnamese IP Agency, Sao Bac Dau IP Ltd Co. It also handles a range of enforcement actions against infringers through various administrative enforcement authorities including the Economic Police, the Market Management Bureau and the General Department of Customs, at national and provincial levels.
Patents in Vietnam cover inventions and utility solutions. Application via the NOIP can be a complex process. The local team includes patent attorneys and lawyers who are experienced in all aspects of patent protection and enforcement in Vietnam, and committed to helping you along every step of the way. In addition to patent agency and portfolio management services, they provide a full range of patent commercialisation, enforcement and dispute resolution services.
The local team is experienced in all aspects of industrial design protection and enforcement in Vietnam. They provide design clearance, registration and portfolio management services as well as services relating to design commercialisation and dispute resolution.
They work closely with Rouse's worldwide designs team which is made up of senior and experienced lawyers and experts with a range of technical backgrounds and experience of multi-jurisdictional cases.
International copyright works enjoy protection in Vietnam under the Berne Convention, which Vietnam joined in October 2004. Although Vietnam has a system of copyright registration, registration is not a pre-condition for enforcing the copyright.
The local team in Vietnam includes copyright lawyers who have extensive experience advising and assisting clients in relation to the protection of a wide range of copyright works from computer programmes and films to works of applied art.
They're practical and serve the client well, offering the experience of an international firm.Chambers Asia 2014 - Vietnam