Viet Nam

Civil Code

Year of Version:2006
Date of Entry into Force:July 1, 2006
Date of Text (Enacted):June 14, 2005
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Property, Other, Traditional Cultural Expressions, Traditional Knowledge (TK), Transfer of Technology
The notification by Vietnam to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'This basic law on intellectual property states that intellectual property rights, including copyright and related rights, industrial property rights and rights to plant varieties are property rights. It reaffirms the civil principles of intellectual property rights such as determining subject matters, owners, content of rights and providing for the transfer of rights.'

For provisions on intellectual property rights, see:
-Part I, Chapter II (Articles 8, 13(4)), Chapter IV (Articles 31, 51)
-Part II, Chapter V, Chapter VI (Article 181)
-Part VI, Chapter 34 (Articles 736-749), Chapter 35, (Articles 750-753), Chapter 36 (Articles 754-757)
-Part VII, Artciles 774-776
Available Texts: 

Civil Code Civil Code, Complete document (pdf) [443 KB]

Related Legislation:

Relates to

WIPO Lex No.:VN001


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