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Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology issues Circular 23/2023/TT-BKHCN

Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology issues Circular 23/2023/TT-BKHCN

The circular outlines regulations for several provisions of the country’s amended intellectual property law, which took effect on January 1, 2023. It also provides measures for implementing Decree No. 65/2023/ND-CP. Issued by the government on August 23, 2023, the decree provides guidance on implementing the IP law on industrial property, protection of industrial property rights, rights to plant varieties and management of industrial property.

Circular 23/2023/TT-BKHCN contains the following: changes related to the invalidation of protection titles, procedures related to “Opposition to an industrial property registration application,” the use of foreign examination results (including invention search reports, invention examination reports and granted patents) for corresponding applications, among others. Read more

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