My dear friends, We are hope you are all doing well during the unusual circumstances which we all are facing presently due to Covid-19. While waiting for the face-to-face meeting at other International Conferences in future, I would like to recall our wonderful moments at Grand Finale (MUSEUM OF SCIENCE) of INTA 2019 Annual Meeting in Boston in the melody of the song Despacito that I...

Regarding the “Soft-Opening” period for re-filing trademark registrations in Myanmar: After attending the latest meeting between the Union Minister & Deputy Minister and officials from Myanmar IPD, we would like to inform you that the “Soft-Opening” period shall extend instead of being closed on 01 April 2021 as previously estimated by the Myanmar IPD. The finishing time of the...

Despite many difficulties and disruptions around the world and in Viet Nam in 2020, the numbers of received applications for geographical indication (GI) registration and granted GI registration certificates reached highest levels ever. Protection structure by product: mainly agricultural products In 2020, the IP Viet Nam received 22 GI applications and granted 21 GI registration certificates....

Amendment of Vietnamese IP Law (Intellectual Property Law) IP Law, which was enacted in 2005, amended and supplemented in 2009 and 2019, was an important milestone in the history of building, developing and improving the IP legal system of Vietnam. So far the IP Law has created a legal framework for organizations and individuals to establish, utilize and protect IP rights, hence contributed to...

Changes to international trade mark registrations after 1 January 2021 (Part 1) Numbering of comparable trade mark The number allocated to the comparable trade mark (IR) will be the last 8 digits of the international (EU) trade mark prefixed with UK008. This will provide users with a means for identifying UK rights created from international registrations and distinguishing them from...