More than 150 local and foreign scholars and researchers met at an international workshop in HCM City on Wednesday to discuss enforcement of intellectual property laws in relation to new trade agreements.— Photo giaoducthoidai.vn
HCM CITY — More than 150 local and foreign scholars and researchers met at an international workshop in HCM City on Wednesday to discuss enforcement of intellectual property laws in relation to new trade agreements.
The “Intellectual Property and Trade: Law and Practical Experience” workshop was organised by HCM City’s University of Economics and Law, Việt Nam’s Ministry of Science and Technology, and Indiana University in the US. Participants also included representatives from the Ministry of Education and Training and Ministry of Justice.
Prof. Nguyễn Tiến Dũng, rector of the University of Economics and Law, said that professionals who work in the fields of research, teaching, government and business management would have an opportunity to view international legislation and regulations from various perspectives at the meeting.
The conference included four sessions: intellectual property and trade; trademark, patents, biologics, copyright and trade secrets; intellectual property enforcement; and intellectual property implementation for economic growth.
Participants were also exposed to the latest concepts, objectives and obligations of concerned parties in intellectual property provisions contained in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.
The workshop attendees discussed the challenges of implementation of intellectual property law in Việt Nam in the context of free trade agreements and the status of protection of intellectual property rights.
US legal experts, representatives from the World Bank and neighbouring countries spoke about their experiences in the field.
The event aimed to seek solutions for the implementation of intellectual property rights based on research in legal policy around the world.
At the opening of the seminar, the University of Economics and Law officially launched the American Law Centre.
The university also signed a cooperation agreement with the Robert H. McKinney School of Law at Indiana University. — VNS