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Forum: Intellectual Property laws in Vietnam

2011-10-13 (Thu) 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

A forum on "Intellectual Property laws in Vietnam: issues facing the further development of Vietnam" will be held on Thursday, October 13. Formerly, intellectual property laws in Vietnam were stipulated in civil codes and intellectual property-related decrees; however, in 2005, they were combined into one creating the Vietnamese "Intellectual Property Laws." Following up on this revision, Vietnam joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2007 and further revised its Intellectual Property Laws in 2009 in order to further strengthen protection for intellectual property. The revised laws came into effect on January 1, 2010.

Consequently, the legal system for protecting intellectual property is expected to improve somewhat and bring about changes; however, Vietnam is designated as a country to be monitored under Special 301 provisions of the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). When it comes to enforcement, Vietnam has a vast number of challenges including countermeasures against counterfeit goods. To address these problems, the institutionalization of enforcement is strongly needed.

Participating in this forum, we are fortunate to have intellectual property specialists from Vietnam. They will discuss the current situation of the legal system in Vietnam and enforcement with their Japanese counterparts from international and comparative viewpoints. Also, they will consider how legal systems should be improved in order to further Vietnam's economic development.


Participants

Chairperson: EGUCHI Jun-ichi,  Professor Emeritus, Osaka University, Lawyer, former Director, Japan Association of Industrial Property Law (his schedule has not been finalized)

Six specialists from Vietnam

  • 3 persons from the National Office of Industrial Property (NOIP)
  • 1 person from the Economic Court, Supreme Court
  • 1 person from the Department of Legislation, Ministry of Science and Technology
  • 1 person from the Vietnam Intellectual Property Research Institute

Three specialists from Japan

  • ISHINADA Takayuki, Lawyer, Mirai Sogo Law Office
  • TANIGAWA Masayoshi, Chief, Intellectual Property Division, Nitto Denko Corporation
  • TATSUMI Naohiko, Professor, Kansai University School of Law

This forum will be conducted in Japanese and Vietnamese. Translation services will be provided.

There is no fee for attending this forum.

Venue: Osaka University Nakanoshima Center Seating capacity: 100

Program

  • 1:00 -- Opening greetings
  • 1:15 -- Report "Recent Intellectual Property Situations in Vietnam"

National Office of Industrial Property (NOIP)

Economic Court, Supreme Court

Others

  • 2:15 -- Question and answer session & discussion
  • 3:00 -- Report "Intellectual Property Laws in Vietnam," ISHINADA Takayuki, Lawyer, Mirai Sogo Law Office
  • 3:30 -- "Vietnamese Intellectual Property System -- from practical viewpoint," TANIGAWA Masayoshi,Chief, Intellectual Property Division, Nitto Denko Corporation
  • 4:00 -- Question and answer session & discussion
  • 5:00 -- Summary and Report "Problems in Vietnamese Intellectual Property Systems," TATSUMI Naohiko, Professor, Kansai University School of Law
  • 5:20 -- Closing remarks, EGUCHI Jun-ichi, Professor emeritus, Osaka University, Lawyer (tentative)

For more information contact

Fudo or Kizaki, Kyoto Comparative Law Center 

Email: fudom@kclc.or.jp


Date: 2011-10-13 (Thu) 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Organizer: Kyoto Comparative Law Center (KCLC), Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA), Osaka University's Intellectual Property Center (IPrism), Kansai University School of Law
Registration: Registration by email or by fax is necessary.
URL: http://www.kclc.or.jp/

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