Protection of intellectual property rights is an important chapter in the U.S. Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement and will also be important in Vietnam’s 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.

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upcoming & ongoing activities on Vietnam's WTO accession

The U.S.-Vietnam Trade Council Education Forum is working with representatives of the international trade community (including the U.S. Consulate, American legal practitioners, the Vietnamese legal community and businesses) to set up a public library containing resources and references on intellectual property rights law. 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 Vietnam ’s economic integration.

This project is housed in a section of the General Sciences Library in Ho Chi Minh City. This section is allocated and maintained specifically for books, journals, laws and other resources on intellectual property rights, protection and enforcement.

Library Sponsors:

  • APL
  • Asian Patent Attorneys' Association
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Breneman & Georges Law Firm
  • International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC)
  • International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA)
  • International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI)
  • 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)

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