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1996 - 2002
On 28 October 1995, the 9 th National Assembly approved the Civil Code that includes 26 Articles (the 2 nd Chapter, Part 6) on the industrial property rights, stipulating the basic principles for establishment and protection of industrial property rights in
Subsequent to the approval of the Civil Code, once again the National Office of Industrial Property stood the uphill task, namely to promptly draft the guidance documents for implementing the Chapter 2, Part 6 on Industrial Property of the Civil Code. At the proposal of the National Office of Industrial Property, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment submitted and the Government promulgated the Decree 63/CP dated 24 October 1996 on detailed provision concerning industrial property. The Decree contains almost all necessary contents for implementing the provisions in the Civil Code and more over added many other necessary provisions on the procedures for the establishment and protection of industrial property rights through administrative measures in order to set up a complete legal framework for the increasingly efficient implementation of industrial property activities. It goes beyond doubt that the whole contents of the 5 Decrees issued by the Government on industrial property were reviewed and adequately reflected in the Decree 63/CP.
To guide the implementation of the Decree 63/CP, the National Office of Industrial Property submitted and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment issued Circular 3055/TT-SHCN dated 31 December 1996 and on 9 May 1997 the Ministry of Finance promulgated the Circular 23-TC/TCT guiding the collection, payment and management of industrial property charges and fees.
In early 1999, the National Office of Industrial Property prepared the IP part of the master strategy of international economic integration of
One of the most important contents of integration process in respect of IP proposed by the National Office of Industrial Property was to establish and complete the legal documents on ip, namely the amendment of and supplement to legal provisions with a view to meeting the standard under TRIPS Agreement (Agreement on Trade-Related aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) toward the accession into WTO; promulgation of legal documents on the protection of new industrial property subject matters; the issuance of legal documents on handling of violation