The Hanoitimes - This statement was heard by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam during a reception for Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Francis Gurry in Hanoi on March 23.
Speaking at the reception for WIPO Director General Francis Gurry in Hanoi on March 23, Deputy Prime Minister (PM) Vu Duc Dam thanked the organisation for its support for Vietnam in building and fine-tuning the country’s legal system on Intellectual property (IP).
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam receives WIPO Director General Francis Gurry.
The WIPO also assisted Vietnam in improving the capacity of agencies in protecting and exercising IP rights, developing intellectual assets, training human resources, and raising public awareness of IP, the deputy PM said.
Deputy PM Dam highlighted that the Vietnamese Government is directing ministries, sectors and localities to examine and propose amendments to intellectual property–related legal regulations, in order to promote innovation in the country.
He noted that ministries, sectors and localities have worked hard to improve the capacity and operational efficiency of agencies responsible for protecting and exercising IP rights, contributing to attracting investment in scientific and technological development, towards improving business climate and increasing competitiveness of the nation’s economy.
The deputy PM suggested the WIPO continue cooperating with and supporting Vietnam in building a national strategy on intellectual property, thus creating an impetus for the country’s innovation process.
For his part, WIPO Director General Francis Gurry reaffirmed positive results in IP-related cooperation between Vietnam and the WIPO.
Vietnam has set a vision in its scientific and technological development strategy, towards building a national strategy on intellectual property, the director general said.
He also stressed that the WIPO will continue helping Vietnam carry out projects to build a national IP programme, audit IP agencies’ resources and management, and develop IP-hub for intellectual property commercialisation.
Translated by Nguyen Phuong