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APEC Tightens Intellectual Property System

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Over 100 representatives from 21 APEC member economies partook in the 44th Intellectual Property Expert Group (IPEG-44) during the first Senior Officials’ Meeting of APEC (SOM-1) in Nha Trang city, in the south central province of Khanh Hoa, from February 18-21.

At the IPEG-44, delegates focused on dialogues on intellectual property policies; and discussed ways to strengthen efficiency of the intellectual property rights system and implement effectively the World Trade Organization (WTO)’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). 

In addition, they continued to discuss measures to successfully realize the Collective Action Plan (CAP) to achieve the Bogor targets of trade and investment liberalization by 2020.

Mr Le Ngoc Lam, Deputy Director General of the Department of Intellectual Properties under the Ministry of Science and Technology reported that Viet Nam would make two presentations at the event, focusing on procedures to handle international registration of trademark under the Madrid system, and the innovation activities in the country.

* On this occasion, the ninth APEC Policy Partnership on Science Technology and Innovation Meeting (PPSTI-9) was held in which Viet Nam made new proposals on developing an innovative business ecosystem and update an underway project on promoting trade and investment cooperation for scientific research products, and technology in some priority fields in foreign markets through 2020, as well as deliver information relating to the APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE).

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