Copyright in Vietnam

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Copyright in Vietnam

Posted by admin on 2-12-2017

Applicant can claim for copyright in Vietnam for the subjects including software copyright, writing work copyright, and art work copyright.
Required documents and procedure for protecting copyright of these subjects as hereafter:

1. Protecting software copyright in Vietnam

In contrast to US, Vietnam only accepts software under copyright rather than Invention. The competent authority authorized to issue the certificate for software copyright in Vietnam is Copyright Office of Vietnam (COV).
Time to obtain certificate of software copyright: 5-10 days.
Documents required for protecting software copyright in Vietnam:
– Power of Attorney (Forms of A&S LAW)
– Description of the software (Advised by A&S LAW)
– Disks of software
– Ownership Statement of this software (Advised by A&S LAW)
– Verification Documents (Advised by A&S LAW)
– Business Registration Certificate (applied if applicant is entity only)
– Identity Card (applied if applicant is individual only)

2. Protecting writing work copyright in Vietnam:

Competent authority authorized to issue the certificate of writing work copyright in Vietnam is Vietnam Office of Copyright (COV).
Time to obtain the certificate of writing work copyright: 5-10 days
Relevant Documents:
– Power of Attorney (Forms of A&S LAW)
– Description of the writing work (Advised by A&S LAW)
– Verification Documents (Advised by A&S LAW)
– Ownership Statement of this writing work (Advised by A&S LAW)
– Business Registration Certificate (applied if applicant is entity only)
– Identity Card (applied if applicant is individual only)

3. Protecting art work copyright in Vietnam

Competent authority authorized to issue the certificate of art work copyright in Vietnam is Vietnam Office of Copyright (COV).
Time to obtain the certificate of art work copyright: 5-10 days
– Required documents:
– Power of Attorney (Forms of A&S LAW)
– Ownership Statement of this art work (Advised by A&S LAW)
– Description of the art work (Advised by A&S LAW)
– Verification Documents (Advised by A&S LAW)
– Identity Card (applied if applicant is individual only)
– Business Registration Certificate (applied if applicant is entity only)


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