Intellectual Property Monday, 25/10/2021 , 02:15 am
Update 02/07/2012 , 09:07(GMT +7)
Handling thousands of intellectual property violations
The Ministry of Science and Technology held a conference to review the action plan for preventing and handling intellectual property rights violations (Plan 168). According to the Ministry of Science and Technology's latest statistics, 4,577 intellectual property right violations were discovered by inspectors in ministries and local authorities.
Plan 168 was deployed in 2006 with the participation of seven ministries, including the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Information and Communications. The plan has also provided guidance for provincial and city people's committees under the central authority to implement the task.
Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh said that thanks to the effort and collaboration of ministries, agencies and localities, the law-making activities for protecting intellectual property rights have seen significant changes, reflecting Vietnam's strong commitment to settling the issue when joining the WTO.
Seven ministries and other localities held thousands of promotional and training courses for organizations and individuals to comply with intellectual property laws as well as to raise public awareness after five years of deployment. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism organized over 100 conferences and training courses on the protection of copyright and related rights for over 10,000 people and highly recommended the use of licensed software programs for over 15,000 small and medium-sized enterprises in business activities. The Ministry of Science and Technology arranged nearly 300 training courses for over 26,000 participants with content related to industrial property and the implementation of 25 projects related to the dissemination of intellectual property rights knowledge. The Ministry of Industry and Trade held six training courses focusing on preventing and handling intellectual property rights violations with 620 people attended and four exhibitions focusing on real and fake goods to highlight awareness among the public and consumers.
After the validation of intellectual property laws and Plan 168, the inspection and handling of intellectual property rights violations have seen positive changes. The control of border gates has been deployed by customs forces in close coordination with other forces. The inspection of production and commodity circulation in domestic has also been implemented.
According to the Ministry of Science and Technology's latest statistics, 4,577 violations of intellectual property rights worth tens of billions of Vietnamese dong were discovered in the past five years and over VND19.7 billion in fines have been collected. Inspectors from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism have examined 118 facilities in the executive regulations on the protection of computer software and copyright. These inspectors have also conducted audits of 32 companies in the first five months of 2012, of which 21 companies have been fined a total VND820 million and two companies have been issued with warnings. Eight companies in the digital content sector have been fined with total amount of VND227 million.
Inspectors of the Ministry of Science and Technology have inspected 159 facilities, discovered and handled 153 violations of industrial property rights. Of which, nine cases have been warned and 144 cases have been fined with an amount of VND2.3 billion.
Inspectors of the Ministry of Information and Communications have examined 1,000 facilities and detected 180 copyright violations. Inspectors have warned 30 facilities and fined 150 facilities VND1.5 billion.
Experts also emphasized the importance of adhering to international commitments on intellectual property and ensuring a mechanism for enforcing intellectual property laws through close collaboration with State management agencies and the participation of the judiciary in the coming years. It is essential to establish a joint coordination mechanism to strengthen the inspection and handling of intellectual property violations in order to improve the plan's effectiveness. Training for officials to enforce intellectual property rights at all levels and localities is necessary. Active promotion and improved awareness to protect intellectual property rights, improved funding and support for copyright holders in the enforcement of the task are also mentioned./.


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