IAM Patent 1000 2022

Patents are essential business commodities and knowing how to obtain, enforce and monetise them has become mission critical. The IAM Patent 1000 has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent expertise.

Vietnam

Practitioners have reported an uptick in the number of filings and litigations on the local patent stage and the established players continue to expand their teams to increase their bandwidth capacity. On its side, the Intellectual Property Office of Viet Nam (IP Vietnam) is taking steps to further mitigate any...

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Practitioners have reported an uptick in the number of filings and litigations on the local patent stage and the established players continue to expand their teams to increase their bandwidth capacity. On its side, the Intellectual Property Office of Viet Nam (IP Vietnam) is taking steps to further mitigate any possible adverse effects of the pandemic. In December 2021, the office decided to prolong the implementation of the 50% reduction to the patent filing fee until the end of June 2022. On the legislative side, the 15th National Assembly of Vietnam decided to further revise the Draft Amendment to the Law on Intellectual Property, with the hopes of finalising it by mid-2022. The amendment proposes prosecuting criminal cases for IP rights infringement without the need for a formal lawsuit from the third party, lists possible ‘fair use’ and exceptions to copyright situations and has introduced several new regulations on trademarks.

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