Vietnam will block payments Google makes for YouTube content that violates its laws as it seeks to force the company to follow local regulations. Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung said at a meeting Tuesday with businesses advertising on Google that international businesses have not bothered to invest in developing algorithms to block inappropriate content though have...

The world’s biggest electronics contract manufacturer, Foxconn, is studying the possibility of setting up a $40-million TV screen production plant in northern Vietnam.Harry Zhuo, CEO of the Taiwanese company, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., said the proposal is to set up the factory at the Dong Mai Industrial Park near Ha Long Town in Quang Ninh Province. The plant would employ...

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...

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...

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...