Thursday, June 27, 2019, is the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (the "Protocol").   Over three decades, the Protocol has steadily and successfully brought more flexibility to the Madrid System. It has improved the international registration process significantly for the ever-growing number of...

Huawei Technologies warned against the politicization of innovation and intellectual property in a new white paper, and said it has not engaged in any malicious breach of IP rights since its inception in the late 1980s. No court has ever concluded that the world’s largest telecoms gear maker has engaged in IP theft and the company has never had to pay damages in this area, said Song Liuping,...

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...

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...

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...