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IP Deadline Extensions Under Vietnam’s COVID-19 Measures

As the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic continues to unfold, the government of Vietnam has taken strict measures to stem the outbreak with the help of various agencies and authorities. In connection with this, the Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (IP Office) issued Notice No. 5277/TB-SHTT dated March 31, 2020 (Notice 5277), setting out several measures aimed at minimizing health risks to its officials as well as IP practitioners and applicants, while creating favorable conditions for rights holders to execute their rights and obligations in the procedures for establishment of industrial property rights in Vietnam.


Notification on application of legal provisions relating to time limits for applicants affected by Covid-19 and transactions between applicants and the Intellectual Property Office of Viet Nam:

Procedures for Copyright Registration in Vietnam During COVID-19 Epidemic:

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