Counterfeiting in Vietnam, a Report

Last summer the International Chamber of Commerce Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy issued a report on counterfeiting in Vietnam. The report not only reviewed the current counterfeiting schemes in Vietnam but offered recommendations for improving protection of rights of creators, inventors and owners. This blog post will review some of the report’s findings [...]

By |2019-12-09T13:40:03+07:00December 9th, 2019|Intellectual Property, Legal News, Pharmaceutical & Healthcare|Comments Off on Counterfeiting in Vietnam, a Report

Cybersecurity Update

Recently we prepared a special alert concerning the current draft decree governing the cybersecurity law that has caused so much controversy in the interwebs. One clause, the requirement for offshore companies to establish onshore domain hosting along with a branch/rep office is particularly controversial. Below I quote from our security alert on this issue, as [...]

By |2019-09-17T15:44:29+07:00September 17th, 2019|Intellectual Property, International Trade, Technology and Media, TMT-Technology, Media, Telecom|Comments Off on Cybersecurity Update

Pharma Opening after EVFTA

The pharmaceutical industry is looking forward to major investment now that the European-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement has been signed. The EVFTA allows for investment in the pharma industry by European investors that may not have been allowed before, luring investors to a lucrative industry. For example, just this week Sanofi Vietnam became the first firm [...]

By |2019-08-12T08:23:22+07:00August 12th, 2019|Business News, Intellectual Property, Pharmaceutical & Healthcare|Comments Off on Pharma Opening after EVFTA

Report from INTA in Boston

I spent last week in Boston where I attended, with our managing partner Dang The Duc, the International Trademark Association's (INTA) annual meeting. It was a fast paced round of networking and meeting, with over 11,000 attendees. A very large conference. Crazy, really. It started with a long flight from Vietnam to Japan, where a [...]

Technology is Key at the ALA Conference in HCMC

If you looked at the recent blog post announcing Indochine Counsel's hosting of the ASEAN Legal Alliance law conference in Ho Chi Minh City, this November, then you saw a bit about the importance of technology in the continuing pace of change in laws in Southeast Asia. When I was working first out of law [...]

ASEAN Legal Conference 2018 Hosted by Indochine Counsel

This year we are all gathered in Ho Chi Minh City, to hear and share what is affecting ASEAN in terms of disruptive technologies and innovations. We have lined up several speakers who are experts in their fields to share their insights with us. The world is changing very quickly and we as lawyers, accountants, [...]

New Penal Code and Corporate Criminal Liabilities

The National Assembly of Vietnam passed Penal Code No. 100/2015/QH13 (the “New Penal Code”) on 27 November 2015. However, due to technicalities and modifications by the issuance of Law No. 12/2017/QH14 on amendments to the Penal Code on 20 June 2017, the New Penal Code came into effect on 1 January 2018. Among the other [...]

Labelling Goods Circulated in the Vietnamese Market

Since its promulgation in 2006, Decree No. 89/2006/ND-CP on labelling products (“Decree 89”) is based on legal documents which so far, have been invalidated and replaced by higher level legal documents (presently, the Law on Consumer Rights Protection, dated 30 October 2010, and the Law on Products and Goods Quality, dated 21 November 2007). In [...]

By |2018-05-03T18:04:27+07:00May 3rd, 2018|Intellectual Property, Legal News|4 Comments