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Research Paper
Published online: Nov. 30, 2022

Vietnam’s 2015 Civil Code and the International Tendency for Conflict of Laws in Intellectual Property

Nguyen Tien Vinh
Vietnam National University-Hanoi
VNU Trần Nhân Tông Institute, ĐHQGHN, 8th Floor, C1T Building, 144 Xuan Thuy Road, Cau Giay District, Hanoi, Vietnam.
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This paper summarizes and assesses the international trend, both in doctrine and in legal provisions dealing with conflict of laws in intellectual property field and reviews the relevant provisions in the Part 5th on applicable law to civil relations evolving foreign elements of the Vietnam’s 2015 Civil Code. The author shows that the two new provisions of the Vietnam’s 2015 Civil Code, namely Article 679 and Article 683, has partly caught up with the international trend in recognizing conflicts of laws and providing choice-of-law rules for resolving these conflicts in the intellectual property relations. The shortcoming of the Vietnam’s 2015 Civil Code is the absence of a particular provision dealing with the conflict of laws in case of infringement of intellectual property rights. On that basis, the paper offers comments and suggestions on the need to make the provisions of the Vietnam’s Civil Code more specific in the future.

Keywords : Vietnam, 2015 Civil code, Intellectual Property, WIPO, The Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements 2005

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