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Patentability of Use Inventions in Vietnam

For a long time, the patentability in Vietnam of use inventions, especially new indications of a known substance in the pharmaceutical area, was a subject of controversy. An amended version of Circular No. 01/2007/TT-BKHCN (Circular 1) that took effect on January 15, 2018, seemed to settle this debate.

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