The 2020 edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII) presents the latest global innovation trends and the annual innovation ranking of 130 economies. WIPO has been co-publishing the annual Global Innovation Index (GII) 2020, together with the Institut européen d’administration des affaires (INSEAD) and Cornell University The GII is a ranking of innovation performance covering 130 economies...

The Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam introduced the set of 03 books serving the formulation of Intellectual Property Policy in universities and research institutes published by WIPO. The policy makers on intellectual property is always concerned about “How to make great ideas that come from research of institutes / universities fly (transform them into products and services in the...

Many people earning huge incomes from online commercial activities do not pay tax until discovered by tax authorities. There were more than 1,100 individuals working as software and online game developers in the capital, a study done by the Hanoi Department of Taxation in June found. They earned a combined VND4.8 trillion ($206 million) between 2017 and 2019, with one person earning VND140...

Vietnamese cuisine has a growing reputation internationally, and a visit to Vietnam will quickly reveal that food plays a very important role in the country’s identity and culture, as well as its economy. More than 80% of the population makes a living through some form of agriculture, and approximately 35% of household income in Vietnam is spent on food and beverages. As food is the most...

Vietnam plans to bring the number of 2G subscribers to under 5 percent by 2022 so that it can stop this service and push the development of higher-technology cellular networks.There are 24 million 2G subscribers in the country, or 18.5 percent of total, and the Ministry of Information and Communications aims to bring the figure down to 5-7 million, or around 5 percent by early 2022 towards...