On June 14, 2019, the National Assembly of Vietnam ratified a law amending and supplementing the Law on Insurance Business and the Law Intellectual Property (IP Law), with the primary purpose being to bring the existing laws in line with the terms of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which came into effect in Vietnam on January 14, 2019. The key...

In order to strengthen exchange and cooperation in Intellectual Property fields, on June 14th, 2019, in Hanoi, Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (IP Office of Vietnam) and China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) have signed a Memoramdum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of Intellectual Property, which is the legal foundation for two offices to promote...

Procedures to file a request to the NOIP (National Office of Intellectual Property of Viet Nam) for Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program between the NOIP and the KIPO (Korean Intellectual Property Office) PPH using the national work products from the KIPO On 29 May 2018, the Intellectual Property offices of Vietnam (the NOIP) and Korea (the KIPO) have entered a Cooperation Memorandum...

On 24 May 2019, the Union Parliament of Myanmar passed the Copyright Law (Law No. 15/2019) (CRL). It will come into force after the President of Myanmar issues a notification to that effect. It repeals and replaces the Copyright Act 1914 and establishes a new copyright protection system with the following major principles: 1. Copyright protection subsists in the following works without...

Due to significant changes to the intellectual property (IP) landscape, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) indeed poses major challenges to Vietnam in implementing its obligations. Most of the obligations aim to enhance protection for IP proprietors. This will have a particular impact on the life science sectors, benefitting foreign pharmaceutical...