Vietnam has joined the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement concerning the international registration of industrial designs.
The most important standards and goals enunciated in VIPRI’s research activities in long term are utility and applicability of the results. In short term, applied research is to be a priority and considered as conspicuous propensity.
The most critical problem related to intellectual property activities Vietnam are now facing is the lack of training activities for enterprises as well as science & technology organizations ("enterprises") in the field of intellectual property management strategy. Most enterprises have not yet respected the important role of intellectual property management issues hence have not been building any strategy on intellectual property management, while there are only few organizations providing intellectual property management training services. These challenges impact on effectiveness of Vietnamese enterprises and economic growth of the country.
The Vietnam Intellectual Property Research Institute (VIPRI) is an unique governmental agency which provides expertise services (or assessment or appraisement services) for supporting intellectual property dispute and infringement settlement at the requests of enforcement authorities, organizations, enterprises and individuals from Vietnam and abroad, including expert witness service before the courts.
Charter of the organization and activities of the Institute of Intellectual Property by the Minister of Science and Technology issued with Decision No. 1660 / QD-BKHCN 13/8/2007 and No. 178 / QD -BKHCN date 10/02/2010
The database patents, trademarks, industrial design will be published for the public to easily search, known new technology solutions can cater to the business activities of its production, thus, know the addresses to negotiate, negotiate licensing contracts to use (license). Thus, instead of having to go study or designed from scratch, can proceed to transfer the right to use patents, trademarks, industrial designs and less costly to limit the risks.