VietnamVietnam pledges IP overhaul
Vietnam's politicians have set themselves an ambitious programme of legislative reform to bring the country’s intellectual property regime closer in line with international norms. Nguyen T Hong Hai examines the government's plans
Vietnam's accession to the Berne Convention
On June 7 2004, the President of the Socialist Republic of
Vietnam signed Decision No. 332/2004/QD-CTN on the accession of
Vietnam to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and
Artistic Works. The Convention will enter into force in Vietnam on
October 26 2004 when Vietnam will become the 156th member of the
International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic
Works. By Decision 332, Vietnam declares to avail itself of the
faculties provided for in Articles II and III of the Appendix to
the Berne Convention. However, Vietnam does not consider itself
bound by the provision of paragraph (1) of Article 33.
With respect to the protection of copyright of foreign
individuals and legal persons, to date, the existing copyright law
of Vietnam extends automatic and immediate copyright protection to
foreign literary, artistic and scientific works that are first
published/disseminated in Vietnam, or...
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