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Vietnam

Primary Sources

  • Circular No. 01/2007/TT-BKHCN of February 14, 2007, guiding the Implementation of the Government’s Decree No. 103/2006D-CP of September 22, 2006, Detailing and Guiding the Implementation of a Number of Articles of the Law on Intellectual Property Regarding Industrial Property (2007)
  • Circular No. 04/2012/TT-BKHCN February 13, 2012, of the Ministry of Science and Technology, amending and supplementing a Number of Provisions of Circular No. 01/2008/TT-BKHCN of February 25, 2008, on the Withdrawal of Industrial Property Assessor Cards and Certificates for Industrial Property Assessment Organizations as amended and supplemented by Circular No. 04/2009/TT-BKHCN of March 27, 2009, and Circular No. 18/2011/TT-BKHCN of July 22, 2011 (2012)
  • Circular No. 05/2010/TT-BYT of March 01, 2010, of the Ministry of Health on Guiding the Confidential Protection of Trial Data in Drug Registration (2010)
  • Circular No. 12/2008/TT-BCT of October 22, 2008, of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Guiding the Order of and Procedures for the Market Surveillance Agencies to Receive and Accept for Settlement Written Requests for Handling of Administrative Violations in the field of Intellectual Property (2008)
  • Circular No. 13/2015/TT-BTC of January 30, 2015, of the Ministry of Finance, defining Inspection, Supervision, Temporary Suspension of Customs Procedures for Exported and Imported Goods that are Subjects of Intellectual Property Rights; Control of Counterfeit Goods and Goods Infringing Intellectual Property Rights (2015)
  • Circular No. 166/1998/TT-BTC of December 19, 1998, of the Ministry of Finance on the Instructions for the Fee Collection of Copyright Registration (1998)
  • Circular No. 18/2011/TT-BKHCN of July 22, 2011, of the Ministry of Science and Technology, amending and supplementing some provisions of Circular No. 01/2007/TTBKHCN of February 14, 2007, as amended and supplemented by Circular No. 13/2010/TTBKHCN of July 31, 2010, and Circular No. 01/2008/TT-BKHCN of February 25, 2008, amended and supplemented by Circular No. 04/2009/TT-BKHCN of March 27, 2009 (2011)
  • Circular No. 22/2009/TT-BTC of February 4, 2009, of the Ministry of Finance Regulating on Rates, Collection, Remittance, Management and Use of Industrial Property Fees and Charges (2009)
  • Circular No. 27/2001/TT-BVHTT of May 10, 2001, of the Ministry of Culture and Information on Guidance to the Implementation of Decree No. 76/CP of November 29, 1996 and Decree No. 60/CP of June 6, 1997 of the Goverment on Guidance to the Implementation of a Number of Provisions on Copyright in the Civil Code (2001)
  • Circular No. 37/2011/TT-BKHCN of December 27, 2011, of the Minister of Science and Technology Guiding the Implementation of a Number of Articles of the Government’s Decree No. 97/2010D-CP of September 21, 2010, on Sanctioning of Administrative Violations in Industrial Property (2011)
  • Circular No. 64/TT-DA of August 19, 1997, of the Ministry of Culture and Information, Instructing and Supplementing the Implementation of Decree 48/CP of July 17, 1995 and Decree 87/CP of December 12, 1995 of Opening Video Tape Shops and Agencies and Managing Video Tapes (Excerpt) (1997)
  • Circular No.11/2015/TT-BKHCN Regulations detailing and guiding the implmentation of some articles of Decree No.99/2013D-CP of the Government (8/29/2013) on provision for sanctioning of administrative violations in the field of industrial property
  • Circular No.44/2014/TT-BYT on Drug Registration Rules
  • Civil Code (2006)
  • Civil Procedures Code (2004)
  • Criminal Code (1999)
  • Criminal Procedures Code (2003)
  • Decision 2455/QD-DA of August 9, 1997, of the Minster of Culture and Information on the Issuance of Regulations on Film and Movie Inspection (1997)
  • Decision 55/1999/QD-BVHTT of August 5, 1999, of the Minister of Culture and Information on the Issuance of Regulations on Production, Export, Import, Circulation And Business Of Audio And Video Tapes And Discs on Music And Stage Performances (1999)
  • Decision No. 30/2006/QD-BYT of September 30, 2006, promulgating the Regulation on Data Security of Drug Registration Records (2006)
  • Decree No 169/2007D-CP of November 19, 2007, on Mobilization of Scientific and Technological Resources for Public Security-related Work (2007)
  • Decree No. 100/2006D-CP of September 21, 2006, detailing and guiding the Implementation of a Number of Articles of the Civil Code and the Intellectual Property Law regarding the Copyright and Related Rights (2006)
  • Decree No. 103/2006D-CP of September 22, 2006, detailing and guiding the Implementation of a Number of Articles of the Law on Intellectual Property regarding Industrial Property (2006)
  • Decree No. 105/2006D-CP of September 22, 2006, detailing and guiding the Implementation of a Number of Articles of the Law on Intellectual Property on Protection of Intellectual Property Rights and on State Management of Intellectual Property (2006)
  • Decree No. 106/2006D-CP of September 22, 2006, providing for Sanctioning of Administrative Violations in the domain of Industrial Property (2006)
  • Decree No. 119/2010D-CP of December 30, 2010, amending and supplementing a Number of Articles of the Government’s Decree No. 105/2006D-CP of September 22, 2006, detailing and guiding a Number of Articles of the Law on Intellectual Property regarding Protection of Intellectual Property Rights and State Management of Intellectual Property (2010)
  • Decree No. 122/2010D-CP of December 31, 2010, amending and supplementing a Number of Articles of the Government’s Decree No. 103/2006D-CP of September 22, 2006, detailing and guiding a Number of Articles of the Law on Intellectual Property regarding Industrial Property (2010)
  • Decree No. 154/2005D-CP of December 15, 2005, of the Government Detailing the Implementation of a Number of Articles of the Customs Law Regarding Customs Procedures, Inspection and Supervision (2005)
  • Decree No. 28/2008D-CP of March 14, 2008, defining the Functions, Tasks, Powers and Organizational Structure of the Ministry of Science and Technology (2008)
  • Decree No. 39-2001-PL-UBTVQH10 on Advertisement passed by the National Assembly Standing Commitee on November 16, 2001 (2001)
  • Decree No. 43/2010D-CP of April 15, 2010, of the Government on Business Registration (2010)
  • Decree No. 47/2009Đ-CP of May 13, 2009, of the Government on Sanctioning Administrative Violations of Copyright and Related Rights (2009)
  • Decree No. 48/CP of July 17, 1995, of the Government on Cinematic Organisations and Activities (1995)
  • Decree No. 51/2002D-CP of April 26, 2002, of the Government Stipulating in Detail the Implementation of the Law on the Press, the Law on the Amendment and Supplementation of the Law on the Press (2002)
  • Decree No. 56/2006D-CP of June 6, 2006, on Sanctioning Administrative Violations in Cultural and Information Activities (2006)
  • Decree No. 57/2005D-CP of April 27, 2005 of the Government on Penalties for the Administrative Violations in the field of Plant Varieties (2005)
  • Decree No. 60/CP of June 6, 1997, of the Government on Intructions for the Implementation of Regulation of the Civil Code on Civil Relationships Containing Foreign Elements (1997)
  • Decree No. 61D-CP of June 11, 2002, of the Government on Royalty Regime (2002)
  • Decree No. 85/2011D-CP of September 20, 2011, amending and supplementing a Number of Articles of the Government’s Decree No. 100/ 2006D-CP of September 21, 2006, detailing and guiding a Number of Articles of the Civil Code and the Intellectual Property Law regarding Copyright and Related Rights (2011)
  • Decree No. 88/2010D-CP of the Government of August 16, 2010, detailing and guiding a Number of Articles of the Law on Intellectual Property and the Law Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Law on Intellectual Property regarding Rights to Plant Varieties (2010)
  • Decree No. 97/2010D-CP of September 21, 2010, of the Government on Sanctioning of Administrative Violations in Industrial Property (2010)
  • Directive No. 04/2007/CT-TTg of February 22, 2007 of the Prime Minister on the Strengthening of Computer Program Copyright Protection (2007)
  • Directive No. 38/1999/CT-BVHTT of the Government of March 17, 1999, on the Strengthening the Management of CDs of Music and Stage Performances (1999)
  • Document 3289/VHTT-BC of July 29, 2002, of the Ministry of Culture and Information: Instruction for the Contents of the License Application to directly Receive Foreign Television Programs from Satellites (2002)
  • Free Trade Agreement between the EU and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (2015)
  • Instruction No. 36/2008/CT-TTg of December 31, 2008, on Strengthening the Management and Implementation of Copyright and Related Rights Protection (2008)
  • Joint Circular No. 02/2008/TTLT-TANDTC-VKSNDTC-BVHTT&DL-BKH&CN-BTP of April 3, 2008, guiding the Application of a Number of Legal Provisions to the Settlement of Disputes over intellectual Property Rights at People’s Courts (2008)
  • Joint Circular No. 58/2003/TTLT-BVHTT-BTC of October 17, 2003, of the Ministry of Culture and Information and the Ministry of Finance on Guidance to Copyright Protection at Customs authorities with respect to Exported Goods and Imported Goods (2003)
  • Law No. 21/2000/QH 10 on Science and Technology (2000)
  • Law No. 27/2004/QH11 of December 3, 2004, on Competition (2005)
  • Law No. 29/2001/QH10 of June 29, 2001, on Customs (2002)
  • Law No. 36/2009/QH12 of June 19, 2009, amending and supplementing a Number of Articles of the Law on Intellectual Property (promulgated by the Order No. 12/2009/L-CTN of June 29, 2009 of the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam) (2009)
  • Law No. 37/2009/QH12 Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Penal Code (2009)
  • Law No. 42-2005-QH11 of June 14, 2005, on Amendment of and Addition to a Number of Articles of the Law on Customs (2006)
  • Law No. 50/2005/QH11 of November 29, 2005, on Intellectual Property (promulgated by the Order No. 28/2005/L-CTN of December 12, 2005, of the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam) (2005)
  • Law No. 80/2006/QH11 on Technology Transfer (2007)
  • Order No. 03/2008/L-CTN of April 12, 2008, on the Promulgation of the Ordinance on Handling of Administrative Violations (2008)
  • Order No. 28/2005/L-CTN of December 12, 2005, on the promulgation of Law on Intellectual Property (2005)
  • Ordinance No. 04/2008/PL-UBTVQH12 on Handling of Administrative Violations (2008)
  • Ordinance No. 29/2006/PL-UBTVQH11 Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Ordinance on Procedures for the Settlement of Administrative Cases (2006)
  • Ordinance No. 44/2002/PL-UBTVQH10 of July 2, 2002, on Handling of Administrative Violations (2002)
  • Ordinance on the Procedures for the Settlement of Administrative Cases (1996)
  • Regulation of September 30, 2006, on Data Security of Drug Registration Records (2006)
  • Regulations of August 5, 1999 (issued under Decision No. 55/1999/QD-BVHTT of August 5, 1999 of the Ministry of Culture and Information) on Production, Export, Import, Circulation and Business of Audio and Video Tapes and Discs on Music and Stage Performances (1999)
  • Regulations of August 9, 1997, on Film and Movie Inspection (issued under Decision No. 2455/QD-DA of August 9, 1997, of the Ministry of Culture and Information) (1997)
  • Regulations of February 2, 1999, on Fine Art Exhibition and Gallery Activities (issued under Decision No. 03/1999/ED-BVHTT of February 2, 1999 of the Minister of Culture and Information) (1999)
  • Regulations of July 29, 2002, on Licensing, Inspection, Examination and Dealing with Violations in Receiving Foreign Television programs (issued under Decision No. 18/2002/QD-BVHTT of July 29, 2002 of Minister of Culture and Information) (2002)
  • Regulations of March 29, 2000 (issued under Decision No. 05/2000/QD-BVHTT of March 29, 2000 of the Ministry of Culture and Information) on the Construction of the Fine Art Parts of Monuments and Murals (2000)

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