Vietnam Readies Law To Revise Intellectual Property Regime

Law360, New York (March 26, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- Vietnam is preparing a law to streamline earlier intellectual property legislation, according to Tran Viet Hung, Deputy Head of the National Office of Intellectual Property.

Vietnam’s government claims its intellectual property regulations are adequate and nearly meet the requirements of the World Trade Organization. However, the government concedes many laws overlap each other and contradictions exist in some regulations.

Five different agencies oversee intellectual property violations in Vietnam, including the police customs, market watch, the border patrol and the courts.

However, these agencies have not effectively...
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