Apple Inc has lost a battle for the use of the "iPhone" trademark on leather goods in China after a Beijing court ruled against the world's biggest technology company in favor of a local firm, state media reported.
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Newly appointed Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak issued a shot across the bow yesterday at individuals and companies that infringe on the intellectual property of other firms, warning his ministry was ready to take action against violators.
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Local inventors have yet to pay attention to applying for intellectual property (IP) rights, which might get them into trouble in the future, an IP official in HCM City said.
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The late pop star Prince was known in life as an artist fiercely protective of his intellectual property, but how much others may profit from his legacy, including a large body of unreleased songs, hinges on how astute he was in arranging for control of his music after death.
Vietnam attaches importance to its role as a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), stated Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc at his reception for WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo in Hanoi yesterday.
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (right) welcomes WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo in Hanoi yesterday.
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Local firms may not be able to avail themselves of the benefits ushered in by the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement due to poor awareness of copyright law.
Facing slowing growth in the global economy, the International Monetary Fund on Thursday called for policies that support research and development to promote innovation.
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Intellectual protection enforcement agencies nationwide have handled 26,004 cases, with imposed fines totalling VND68 billion (US$3 million), according to Tran Minh Dung, chief inspector of the Ministry of Science and Technology.
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Many Vietnamese firms are indifferent to intellectual property rights regulated in the Trans Pacific Strategic Partnership (TPP) agreement, despite the fact that Việt Nam is a signatory to the deal, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Quoc Khanh said.
Participants at the talk show on "TPP's intellectual property regulations" held by the Government's Portal on March 23 in Hanoi.
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On March 16, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) organised a conference titled “Review of Vietnam’s legal framework against EVFTA commitments on investment-results and recommendations from the perspective of enterprises” in Hanoi.
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Banks pledge VND4 trillion for fishing boat building program
VietNamNet Bridge - Indonesian Sumatra has threatened to sue Vinataba, a Vietnamese tobacco manufacturer, in international court after Vinataba submitted a dossier to the National Office of Intellectual Property (NOIP) to register JET & HERO trademarks, and request the suspension of JET & HERO trademarks being used by Sumatra.
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Coffee firms expand Asian markets through Singapore
A German court has fined Facebook 100,000 euros ($109,000) for refusing to follow an order to adequately inform users about how it was using their intellectual property, a consumer group said on Monday.
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VietNamNet Bridge - Three groups of enterprises will be under pressure once the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) takes effect, according to lawyer Tran Huu Huynh, chair of the Vietnam Arbitration Center.
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