On 29 July 1982 the Council of Ministers (the Government at present) promulgated the Decree No. 125/HDBT to restructure the State Committee of Science and Technology (later on renamed Ministry of Science and Technology) in which the National Office of Inventions was, inter alia, established as a subordinate agency to help the Committee carry out works with a view to developing innovation and industrial property activities in Viet Nam. For this reason, 29 July 1982 has been considered as the foundation day of the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP).
On 29 July 1982, the Council of Ministers promulgated Decree No. 125/HDBT on the reorganization of the State Committee of Science and Technology where the National Office of Inventions was established with the function of assisting the Chairman of the Committee to implement the state management of innovative and inventive activities, and industrial property activities nationwide and ensure the protection of inventions and other types of industrial property rights