Thứ Ba, 21 tháng 8, 2018

Trading Conditions on Medical Device in Viet Nam

BY Mèo juna No comments

Medical device includes device related to human health, therefore, the business of medical device in the conditional business line in accordance with the law of Vietnam. Medical device is defined as kinds of device, tools, materials for implanting activities, reagents and in vitro calibration solutions, software which are used separately or in association with each other according to the instruction of their owners for human use for the purpose of diagnostic, prevention, supervision, treatment and elimination the illness or to making up for pains.

For medical device trading purpose in Vietnam, first of all, the enterprise should classify medical device. Medical device circulated in Vietnam will be classified based on the level of potential risks associated with the technical design and manufacture of such medical device.

Pursuant to Decree No.36/2016/ND-CP on medical device management, medical device shall be classified into the following 2 groups which are divided into 4 types as follows:
– Type 1comprises Type Amedical device which is medical device with low level of risks.
– Type 2comprises Type B, C and Dmedical device, where
+ Type B medicaldevice is medical device with lower average level of risks;
+ Type C medicaldevice is medical device with upper average level of risks;
+ TypeD medicaldevice is medical device with high level of risks.

In case medical device can be classified into two or more levels of risk, the classification by the highest risk level of such medical device shall be applied. The classification of medical device must be conducted by qualified organizations as provided by law. In addition, the law of Vietnam recognizes the results of classification of medical device made by competent regulatory body in other countries such as Korea, Japan, … on the basis of international treaties or international arrangements to which Vietnam is a party or of a country which adopts a medical device classification system similar to that adopted by Vietnam.

After classifying medical device, the enterprise shall declare applicable standards for Type A medical device or issue certificate of free-sale registration for Type B, C, D medical device. This procedure makes sure that medical device which the enterprise has trading requirements, is allowed to be distributed in Vietnam.

Finally, with the exception of medical device of type A, in order to directly sell medical device to consumers, the enterprise needs to ensure the staffing requirements as well as the material facility requirements in accordance with the law, for instance:
Trading premise must have technically qualified staffs to perform the installation and use instructions suitable to the medical device which the establishment buys and sells, including at least one qualified technical staff specialized in technical or medical or pharmaceutical medical or technical colleges of medical device or higher or college or higher degree, whose specialized training is appropriate to the type of medical device that the establishment purchase.

Trading premise needs to prepare the warehouse which has area in accordance with the type and the quantity of the medical device to be stored. The warehouse should be airy, dry, clean, separated from sources of pollution and satisfied with other storing requirement device according to its manual. In addition, trading premise shall have suitable transportation vehicles for delivering of medical devices from trading premise to received place. In case there are no storage facilities or transport means, a contract with an establishment satisfying requirements for storage facilities and transport of medical device shall be concluded.

Thứ Hai, 20 tháng 8, 2018

How exactly does registered trademark law works?

BY Mèo juna IN , , , , No comments

Intellectual property rights are territorial. American trademarks, patents and copyrights, therefore, do not confer protection on their owners in Europe if the IP owner has not registered their product with your nation’s patent office. The sole exception to this rule involves trademark applications filed under the Madrid Protocol. This system permits American business owners to submit trademark applications that protect their mark in the United States and other designated nations. If the trademark owner in your case did submit such an application and paid for IP protection in your country, you would be prohibited from using the mark.

Finally, I would strongly encourage you to research whether this comic book trademark is protected intellectual property in Europe. I say this only because the registered trademark symbol ‘(®)’ can denote a trademark in a country other than the United States. The comic book image could, for instance, be a registered trademark in Vietnam. You do not want to inadvertently violate any IP laws.

Thứ Sáu, 17 tháng 8, 2018

Foreign Investment in Education Sector in Vietnam

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Foreign cooperation and investment in education are not new to Vietnam. There has been a number of schools and education institutions such as BVIS, Hanoi Academy, International School in Hanoi, Japanese International School, Vietnam-Australia School. Since Aug 1st, 1018, the decree 86/2018/ND-CP on international cooperation and investment in education in Vietnam will be effective, replacing Decree 72/2012/ ND-CP.

According to Decree 86/2018/ND-CP, foreign organizations and individuals are allowed to cooperate in investment in the field of education in accordance with Vietnamese law and treaties to which Vietnam is a member. However, with the education sector in the security, defense, political and religious sectors, the law does not allow foreign organizations to cooperate, or invest.
The law open ways for enterprise to cooperate in education services in Vietnam including pre-school education establishments;primary and secondary education establishments, and educational establishments operating in foreign countries, which are accredited; and post graduate programs that offer master and doctoral training courses and examination centers with foreign language certificates.
Foreign organizations and individuals cooperating and investing in Vietnam in education services must meet the requirements of the Vietnam laws, including facilities in service of educational activities; the educational program and the quality of teachers. Accordingly, the integrated educational program must be a program that has been accredited, ensure meeting the objectives of the educational program of Vietnam; and meet the requirements of the foreign educational program and must be approved by the Vietnam competent authority. Teachers must be qualified and have diplomas and certificates as prescribed by law. Foreigner and foreign organizations which cooperate in the field of education for a joint term of no more than 5 years from the date of approval. Upon the expiry of the extended time limit, each extension time shall not exceed 5 years.
Forms of foreign-invested educational establishments permitted are include short-term training and vocational training; pre-school education establishment; General education establishments (primary schools, secondary schools, primary and secondary schools; higher education institutions. The duration of operation shall not exceed 50 years. For the establishment of foreign educational organizations, foreign organizations and individuals must meet conditions on capital, facilities and equipment, educational program; teachers must meet the requirements of the Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training.
For pre-school and primary and secondary education establishments, which accept Vietnamese pupils, and study the foreign educational programs, the number of Vietnamese pupils studying in the foreign educational program must be lower 50% of the total number of students enrolled in the foreign educational program at the institution. Vietnamese pupils studying in this group must study compulsory subjects according to regulations.
Foreign investors in education service have to apply for investment registration certificate in Vietnam. Depending on the nature of the educational business, other licenses will need to be applied at Department of Education and Training before operation.

Thứ Năm, 16 tháng 8, 2018

What are Rights and Obligations of the Obligee?

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The rights and obligations of the obligee are as following:
Rights of the obligee:
a) Request the guarantor, the guarantee-confirmation issuing party to fulfill guarantee obligations;
b) Request the guarantor, the guarantee-confirmation issuing party to fulfill obligations and liabilities agreed upon in the guarantee commitment;
c) File a lawsuit in accordance with laws if the guarantor or the guarantee-confirmation issuing party is in breach of their agreed-upon obligations;
d) Check the authenticity of the guarantee commitment;
dd) Transfer their rights and obligations to other entities under the agreement between involved parties in conformity with legal regulations;
e) Exempt the guarantor, the guarantee-confirmation issuing party from liability to fulfill guarantee obligations;
g) Exercise other rights under the agreement between parties in conformity with legal regulations.
Obligations of the obligee
a) Fulfill agreed-upon guarantee obligations and ensure conformity with terms and conditions set in the guarantee commitment;
b) Notify the guarantor, the guarantee-confirmation issuing party and other related parties of any sign or act of violation committed by the obligor;
c) Fulfill other obligations under the agreement between parties in conformity with legal regulations.

Thứ Ba, 14 tháng 8, 2018

Is it necessary to register the trademark of my open source project?

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Generally, a trademark is necessary for all companies and businesses. However, the registration of a trademark obviously is not a primary objective when a company starts operating. It is advisable to do so as soon as the company/project starts bringing sufficient profit. If you wish to save your right to a brand name it would be a rational decision.

Why trademark?

-You wish to be able to take legal action against anyone who uses your brand without your permission, including counterfeiters.

-You want to put the R symbol next to your brand to show that it’s yours and warn others against using it.

-You want to have the possibility to sell and license your brand.

-You aim to increase your sales. Branded products sell, and they sell for more.

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If you steal someone else business idea and start your own company, what is the worst thing that can happen?

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Well, to answer your questions, I’m going to say hypothetically that “you” stole something that was legally protected in some way (be it via patenttrademarkcopyright, signing an NDA, or the likes).

Can they successfully stop you from operating your business? Yes, they have options that could put “you” out of business. If you’ve violated their legally protected rights to certain items (their trademarked name, their copy-protected material, their patented goods, or business processes from a former employer after you signed an NDA and it is still within the legal timeframe), they can exercise their options (cease and desist letters, lawsuit for an injunction to stop you plus damages) under the law.

Can they sue you? Yes, they can, but whether or not they will sue you is a different story. Keep in mind two things: they must first elect to exercise their rights and they’re probably going to wait until it is profitable to sue “you.”

What are the consequences? That depends on what, if anything, that they can prove in court that you did to violate their intellectual property rights.

In all honesty, if you or someone you know have found yourself with a legal threat of a lawsuit because of intellectual property, you should consult with a lawyer experienced in the area. The laws related to intellectual property can be complex and it isn’t something that you should do on your own (and you could get advice on whether what happened was actually a legal issue). is a legal marketplace that could help. We make it easy for inventors and entrepreneurs to hire and work with business-minded lawyers at low flat rates. We offer free initial consultations as well as quick and easy price quotes. Hope this helps!

Thứ Hai, 13 tháng 8, 2018

What are Responsibility for Wrongful Request of Arrest of Ship?

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According to Article 131 of Vietnam Maritime Law, the wrongful request of arrest of ship in Vietnam shall be subject to financial obligations. In particular:
The applicant for arrest of a ship must be held legally liable for his request. If the request for arrest of a ship is wrongful, which may lead to any loss, such applicant shall be responsible for compensating for any loss or damage possibly incurred.
Any loss or damage that may be incurred from consequence of such request for wrongful arrest shall be dealt with as agreed upon between parties. Where there is any disagreement or dispute that may arise, the Court or Arbitration Tribunal shall be requested to settle this disagreement and dispute in accordance with laws.
If the Court that grants a judgement on arrest of a ship which is not based on the reasons for a request for arrest or does not serve on the ship as the right subject matter of such request, which may cause any loss or damage, it shall be liable for any compensation in accordance with laws and regulations.