A high ranking delegation of the State Intellectual Property Office of P. R. China headed by Mr. Gan Shaoning, Deputy Commissioner, paid an official working visit to Vietnam from 12 to 15 September 2010.
The People's Court of Dak Lak Province just adjudicated the first case of patent infringement in the province that has been lasted over 8 years. The brick extruder, technically improved with an axial rake and knife by Mr. Hoang Thinh in Trap village, Krong Bana district - the author and owner of a utility solution, was granted Patent for Utility Solution No. 319 by the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam in 2002.
THE AMENDMENT TO THE PROTECTION OF THE GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION “MỘC CHÂU” FOR THE SHAN TUYẾT TEA
Shan Tuyết is a Designation of Origin (DO) for tea which was registered under Decision No. 02/QĐ-ĐK on 1st June 2001 by the Director General of the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP). According to the Decision, products bearing the Designation of Origin “Mộc Châu” comprises two kinds of teas, namely: black tea and green tea processed in Bao Chung method.
On 26 and 27 August 2010, WIPO dispatched an expert mission to the National Office of Intellectual Property of Viet Nam (NOIP) to discuss on their cooperation in the establishment of a Center for IP Assets Support Development.
“HUẾ” IS PROTECTED AS GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION FOR COCONUT-LEAF CONICAL HAT
On 19 July 2010, Director General of the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP) signed the Decision No. 1347/QĐ-SHTT on granting Geographical Indication Certificate No. 00020 for the product “NÓN LÁ HUẾ” (HUE Cononut-palm conical hat). The People’s Committee of Thua Thien Hue province is recognized as the Organization for management of GI of HUẾ for the coconut-palm leaf conical hat.