04/11/2021 High-Tech Trade Rebounded Strongly in the Second Half of 2020, with New Asian Exporters Benefiting

In 2020, global trade faced headwinds mainly caused by the COVID-19-related economic standstill. In September 2020, the WIPO Global Innovation Index noted the risk of a potentially sharp downward impact of the pandemic crisis on technology-related investment and trade.

04/11/2021 Innovation Perseveres: International Patent Filings via WIPO Continued to Grow in 2020 Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

International patent applications via WIPO in 2020 continued to grow amid the COVID-19 pandemic’s vast human and economic toll, with leading users China and the U.S. each marking annual growth in filings.

04/02/2021 Administration of industrial property representation activities in 2020

IP Vietnam continued to frequently carry out management work for industrial property representation activities, contribute to improve the quality of these activities and actively supported organizations and individuals in establishing and protecting industrial property rights.

03/30/2021 Protection of Geographical Indications in 2020

Despite many difficulties and disruptions around the world and in Viet Nam in 2020, the numbers of received applications for geographical indication (GI) registration and granted GI registration certificates reached highest levels ever.

03/30/2021 The Ceremony to Announce and Award Decision on the Appointment of Deputy Director General of Intellectual Property Office of Viet Nam

On March 4, 2021, a ceremony was held at the Intellectual Property Office of Viet Nam to announce the decision on appointment of Mr. Nguyen Van Bay as Deputy Director General of the Office.

03/30/2021 Admission and prosecution of applications for registration of industrial property rights in 2020

In 2020, IP Viet Nam received 125,689 applications of all kinds (an increase by 4.1% compared to 2019)

03/26/2021 Intellectual property legislation and policies in 2020

The socio-economic development of Viet Nam and the context of international integration have set out requirements to evaluate, review and amend the Intellectual Property Law to create better conditions for people and businesses.

02/22/2021 The main pillars of smart cities and consultation to choose the right pillars to develop and build smart city

The Scientists, officials form countries/economies in the ASEAN region and technology experts from other countries had shared their point of views on the synthesis of the pillars of smart cities at the ASEAN Smart Cities Summit and Expo 2020.

02/19/2021 Pressures of Innovation in higher education institutions in the context of the 4th Industrial Revolution and Vietnam's Digital Transformation Strategy

According to Prof. PhD. Pham Thanh Huy- President of Phenikaa University at the Innovation Connection Forum 2020: Based on the Global Competitiveness Report. In 2018, Vietnam ranked 84/137 countries in terms of skills of university graduates and 79/134 in innovation capacity. There are the very far distances between Vietnamese research results with Thai, Malaysian and Singaporean ones. From the actual assessment of the employers, it can be seen that Vietnamese students have not deep professional capabilities, their capabilities are not suitable for the requirements of production, business and service practices and they are especially weak in foreign languages and soft skills such as teamwork skills, risk management, entrepreneurship skills...

02/19/2021 Promoting innovation to create breakthrough

“The Government will consider support for start-ups as a top priority and will devise practical support plans for young people and the start-up community," said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the Youth Start-up Forum within the framework of Techfest Vietnam 2020.
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