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 2004 - 2005 IPR Seminar Series

"Vietnam ís Participation in International Agreements on Intellectual Property Rights"

12 May 2004
General Sciences Library, Ho Chi Minh City

The U.S.-Vietnam Trade Council and the General Sciences Library are pleased to announce the launch of our 2004-2005 seminar series on intellectual property rights issues to be held in Ho Chi Minh City .  The seminar series will be held bi-monthly at the General Sciences Library, focusing on legal aspects of intellectual property rights protection and enforcement.  Participants will include lawyers, judges, faculty members and students from local universities and government officials.  The first seminar will take place on May 12th.  The seminar will feature two keynote speakers:  Mr. Do Khac Chien, Deputy Director of the Copyright Office (MOCI) and WTO negotiator on IPR issues; and Mr. Paul Norris, an international attorney with Baker & McKenzie.  We are also pleased to have the participation of Dr. Mai Hong Quy, Vice-Rector of the HCM University of Law. 

Materials and Presentations

Related News Article - IP Violations A Concern For Foreign Investors (Saigon Times, May 13)



USVTC IPR Reference Collection - General Sciences Library
Ho Chi Minh City

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. 

We would like to recognize the generous contributions of the following organizations: 




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.