E.U. To Offer Vietnam Grant For Intellectual Property Protection

Law360, New York (October 14, 2003, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The European Union will provide Vietnam with 1.5 million euros to uphold intellectual property, Asia Pulse reported.

The grant will cover a program that deals with many facets of intellectual property rights, including patents and industrial designs, trademarks, copyrights and related rights, geographical indications, layout-designs of integrated circuits and protection of undisclosed information, the newswire reported, citing Johan Armand, director of the EC-ASEAN Intellectual Property Rights Cooperation Programme (ECAP 2).

The European Union favors tougher measures against copyright pirates in the region, Armand said, according to...
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