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USVTC Intellectual Property Rights Reference Collection
General Sciences Library
69 Ly Tu Trong Street, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


The U.S.-Vietnam Trade Council is working with representatives of the international trade community (including the U.S. Consulate, American legal practitioners, the Vietnamese legal community and businesses) to establish a first class collection of legal documents and case law in support of the development and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights.  This project aims at building the capacity of local lawyers, judges, law students, and business people so that they may be better able to address specific IPR issues arising from Vietnamís economic integration. 

A section of the General Sciences Library in Ho Chi Minh City -- across the street from the Peopleís Court of HCMC -- will be allocated and maintained specifically for books, journals, laws and other resources on intellectual property rights, protection and enforcement.  This resource will be open to the public and available for judges, lawyers, businesses, academics, and others interested in IPR development. 


The U.S.-Vietnam Trade Council
would like to recognize the generous contributions of the following organizations: 


Atlantic Philanthropies


Asian Patent Attorneys' Association

Baker & McKenzie

Breneman & Georges Law Firm

International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC)

International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA)

International Trademark Association (INTA)

Kate Spade New York

Vietnam National Office of Industrial Property (NOIP)

Nike Vietnam

Proctor & Gamble

The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi

The U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City

U.S. Patent and Trademark Organization (USPTO)

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)




How You Can Contribute - Donate or Sponsor A Book!!

With the guidance of many IP experts and academics from around the world, the U.S.-Vietnam Trade Council has developed a list of books that we feel should be included in this resource center.  We are now seeking support and in-kind contributions from businesses and organizations around the world to fund the purchase of these books.   

If you are interested in sponsoring the purchase of one or more books for this collection , we welcome and thank you for your donation (tax-deductible for US tax purposes).    Please let us know how you would like your name, or the name of your company or organization, to appear in the book, on the plaque, and when shared with our Vietnamese counterparts.  Our staff members in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Washington, DC, are all more than happy to assist you at any time.  All sponsoring organizations will be duly recognized on a plaque next to the reference collection and in the book(s) you sponsor. 

How to Donate or Sponsor A Book
(click on link above for more information)


Why IPR? 

Protection of intellectual property rights is an important chapter in the U.S. Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement and will also be important in Vietnamís efforts to join the World Trade Organization (WTO).   A business environment with a strong regime for the protection of intellectual property rights serves to attract inward foreign investment and assist in the development of a vibrant domestic industry while encouraging research & development and innovation.   For American companies in Vietnam and Vietnamese companies operating overseas, strong IPR protection and enforcement is vital for brand protection and continuing investment in R&D.   

To address the lack of information, resources and understanding about intellectual property rights in Vietnam, the U.S.-Vietnam Trade Council looks forward to the establishment of a resource center for IPR Law in Vietnam's business hub.  A section of the General Sciences Library in Ho Chi Minh City will be allocated and maintained specifically for books, journals, laws and other resources on intellectual property rights, protection and enforcement.  

  Our Library Wishlist

Current Collection to Date

Other USVTC projects on IPR Protection and Enforcement

Useful Links on IPR


Thank you for your interest in our work and your support in this exciting new project!