"Make in Việt Nam" patents rose in 2023

Wednesday, Jan 31, 2024 06:46

Awarded digital enterprises at the National Forum on Digital Enterprises Development 2023 (VFTE 2023). — VNS Photo Mai Hương

The Intellectual Property Office of Việt Nam (IP Việt Nam) under the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) reported that it has received more than 156,000 applications to establish industrial property rights of all kinds last year, a year-on-year increase of 11 per cent.

This includes 84,000 applications to register industrial property rights and 71,660 other types of applications and requests.

Notably, as the number of patent applications rose by 10.6 per cent, industrial design applications rose by 11.8 per cent.

With the high number of applications received last year, the IP Việt Nam has processed 125,778 applications of all types, including 74,130 applications to register industrial property rights, up 13.2 per cent year-on-year, and 51,648 other applications/requests, up 6.6 per cent.

In the context of the fourth industrial revolution, intellectual property rights protection is a "hot" issue not only in Việt Nam but also in many countries around the world.

Talking to the press, Lưu Hoàng Long, director of the IP Việt Nam, said that intellectual property played an increasingly important role in the development of the country and localities.

Intellectual property activities in Việt Nam were increasingly linked with economic and social development, he added.

The highlight of this field is the issuance of documents guiding the implementation of the Intellectual Property Law last year.

The IP Việt Nam will promote international co-operation when participating in negotiations on intellectual property content within the framework of new generation free trade agreements this year.

At the same time, this office will preside over the development of a plan to negotiate documents on genetic resources and traditional knowledge.

Along with negotiating new international treaties, the IP Việt Nam has been co-ordinating with relevant agencies to implement international treaties that Việt Nam has signed or acceded to such as the Việt Nam-US Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA), Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), EU-Việt Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), Việt Nam-UK Free Trade Agreement (UKVFTA), and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). – VNS

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