Being licensed by the Minister of Science and Technology, the NOIP, the Swiss Vietnam Intellectual Property Project and Departments of Science and Technology of Quang Nam province and Vinh Long province jointly organized successfully 02 seminars on “Protection of Geographical Indications” in Quang Nam province on 20 October 2008 and in Vinh Long province on 22 October 2008.
Vietnamese delegation attended the Meeting of WIPO’s General Assembly 2008
The Vietnamese delegation including representatives of the NOIP (Ministry of Science and Technology), Copyright Office of Viet Nam (Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism), Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the UN, WTO and other international organizations in Geneva headed by Mr. Tran Viet Hung, Director General of the NOIP attended the 45th Meeting of WIPO’s General Assembly from 22 to 30 September 2008 in Geneva, Switzerland.
NOIP’s delegation attended the meeting of APEC’s IP expert group
The 27th meeting of APEC’s IP expert group (IPEG) and seminar on protection of traditional knowledge held in Lima, Peru on 13-16 August 2008. The meeting was participated by 16 delegations from APEC’s economies. The Vietnamese delegation was led by NOIP’s Director General Tran Viet Hung attended both the meeting and the seminar. Besides, representative from WIPO was also invited to attend and speak at the 27th meeting of IPEG.
President of the Standing Committee of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan visited NOIP
On 30 July 2008, Mr. Junji HIGASHI, President of the Standing Committee of Economy, Trade and Industry of the House of Congress of Japan and some officials of METI, Embassy of Japan and JICA visited the NOIP. NOIP’s DG Tran Viet Hung and some heads of divisions received the Japanese delegation in a cordial and respectful manner. DG Tran Viet Hung was glad to receive the delegation and informed of recent developments of the IP system of Viet Nam, results of the cooperation between Viet Nam and Japan in the field of intellectual property and highly appreciated the automotive application management system assisted by the Japanese Government.