Known in the past as a haven for trademark infringers and counterfeit goods, Vietnam has in recent years taken clear strides to improve the protection of intellectual property rights, giving brand-owners increased confidence in the market and more incentive to innovate. Come to this World Intellectual Property Day roundtable event to hear experts from Vietnam and abroad discuss new changes and trends in IPR enforcement in Vietnam (and what still needs to be done), strategies for dealing with “overlapping rights,” and other interesting topics from the IP space.
Special exhibit: Road-show display from Tilleke & Gibbins’ world-famous Museum of Counterfeit Goods. Can you tell the real goods from the fakes? You might be surprised.
For booking, please email Chung Thuy on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 08. 38272715
Vietnamese expert panelists:
- Dr. Nguyen Nhu Quynh: Deputy Chief Inspector of the Inspectorate of the Ministry of Science & Technology
Dr. Nguyen Nhu Quynh is the Deputy Chief Inspector of the Inspectorate of the Ministry of Science Technology, the primary agency for handling IPR infringements in Vietnam. Dr. Quynh is one of Vietnam’s leading IP law experts, and has published more than 50 books and articles on IP topics. She earned her Master of Law and Doctor of Law from Lund University in Sweden, and has served as a legal consultant for the World Intellectual Property Organization.
- Mr. Do Khac Chien: Former Deputy Director of Copyright Office of Vietnam
Mr. Do Khac Chien is the former Deputy Director General (retired) of the Copyright Office of Vietnam. Another of Vietnam’s leading authorities on intellectual property, Mr. Chien has been involved as a lawmaker, an administrator, and a teacher, and is active in the Vietnam Intellectual Property Institute (VIPI) and the Vietnam Intellectual Property Association (VIPA). Mr. Chien earned an engineering degree from Budapest Polytechnic University and a Master of Legal Studies from Duke University in the U.S.
- Mr. Nguyen Cong Luc: Judge of People's Court of Binh Duong Province
Foreign expert practitioners from:
- Tilleke & Gibbins
9.00-9.10: Welcome speech from EuroCham
9.10-9.30: Speech from Dr. Nguyen Nhu Quynh on new IPR enforcement measures
9.30-9.50: Panel discussion on new changes in IPR enforcement
9.50-10.05: Speech from Judge Nguyen Cong Luc on sharing experience in handling IP civil cases.
10.05.-10.20: Coffee break – Visit the Counterfeit Goods Musem
10.20-10.40: Speech from Mr. Trung Nguyen of Rouse on domain name disputes
10.40-11.00: Panel discussion on domain name disputes
11.00-11.20: Speech from Mr. Do Khac Chien on overlapping rights in Vietnam
11.20-11.40: Panel discussion on overlapping rights
Date & Time: 8.30am - 1.00pm, Wednesday 24th April 2013
Venue: Sheraton Saigon, 88 Dong Khoi St., Dist. 1, HCMC
- Meeting with lunch: VND 900,000 for members and VND 1,200 for non-members
- Meeting without lunch: VND 650,000 for members and VND 850,000 for non-members