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  • Upgrade for intellectual property management

    Upgrade for intellectual property management

    HCM CITY — The processing and management of Intellectual Property applications in Viet Nam will be eased considerably with the introduction of four new data management systems yesterday.

  • Carl’s Jr, Round Table Pizza to join Viet Nam’s menu

    HCM CITY — Five Vietnamese franchise opportunities for American brands were introduced to businesses in HCM City on Monday.

  • Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Seeks Recognition

    Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Seeks Recognition

    Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Seeks RecognitionIn 2005, Buon Ma Thuot coffee - a product of Dak Lak province, was registered for 'geographical indication' protection under the Intellectual Property Law. The Ministry of Science and Technology recognized this via Decision 806/QD-SHTT dated October 14, 2005. Unfortunately now, three years later, Buon Ma Thuot coffee is not widely sought and has not been made popular through successful advertising

  • Hanoi trademark association declares war on pirated goods

    Hanoi’s Anti-Counterfeit and Trademark Protection Association made its debut this week by declaring all-out war on pirates.

  • New Customs laws protect IP

  • By Chris Vale and Hieu Nguyen of Rouse Legal (HCM City Branch)

    Viet Nam has nearly 60 border gates along its borders with China, Laos and Cambodia - and its sea ports provide access for goods from all around the world.

  • Creating Trademarks for Vietnamese Products

    At a recent workshop the status of Vietnamese trademark was discussed in the context of Vietnam being a World Trade Organization (WTO) member for 17 months. Experts from the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (Vietrade) under the Ministry of Industry and Trade said that many quality products are made in Vietnam but many businesses are not overly concerned with trademark development.

  • Geographical Indication:Protecting Unique Products

    Geographical Indication:Protecting Unique Products

    Products known to be from one geographical area are often more expensive than products which appear to be similar but are from a different area. For example, Champagne is a sparkling wine that is produced exclusively within the Champagne region of France.