Tiếng Việt


Students with Intellectual Property Rights Talk-Show

On December 4, the DTU Faculty of Law and the Vietnam National Office of Intellectual Property ran a talk-show on "Student with Intellectual Property Rights". Mr. Ngo Phuong Tra, Deputy-Head of the Intellectual Property office in Danang together with lecturers and students from the DTU Faculty of Law.
Mr. Phan Ngoc Ha
Intellectual Property (IP) refers to creations of the human mind, which can be inventions, artistic works, designs, and symbols, names and images used in commerce. IP is an intangible asset which is legally recognized and protected. The creators all have the right to be recognized as such and to benefit from their work.
Mr. Ngo Phuong Tra said: “IP infringements are becoming ever more widespread in Vietnam, especially at universities, where copying textbooks and documentation has become even more common and difficult to control. Universities should be made fully aware of international IP laws and also be fully protected themselves in return when they create their own properties.”
Law students at the talk-show
IP experts then answered a variety of student questions. Essentially, IP rights include:
- Copyright and related rights for written, musical, cinematographic and architectural property and computer programs, and related rights for sound and video recordings, performances, broadcasts and encrypted program-carrying satellite signals.
- Industrial property rights apply to inventions, industrial and integrated circuit designs, trademarks, commercial names, geographic indications and private business information.
- A patent protection certificate, which combines the personal and property rights held by the author or the owner and covers the selection, discovery, development, use, transfers to another person, bequests and inheritances by the author or the owner of the patent.
Nguyen Ngoc Linh Chi, from class K22 VLK1 commented: “I found the talk-show a valuable experience for Law students. By meeting with the IP experts, we now have a broader understanding of intellectual property rights regulations, especially the patent registration process.”
(Media Center)