The Hanoitimes - Vietnamese Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh and the delegation of Ministry of Science and Technology paid a working visit to Singapore Ministry of Science and Technology and witnessed bilateral cooperation on intellectual property.
Vietnam wants to learn from Singapore’s experience in developing the intellectual property (IP) system in order to make IP an effective tool supporting technology development and boosting socio-economic development.
Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh made the statement at his meeting with Indranee Thurai Rajah, Senior Minister of State for Law and Finance of Singapore’s Ministry of Law, within the framework of the official visit to Singapore of National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.
The Ministry of Science and Technology is building a National Strategy on Intellectual Property to be submitted to the Prime Minister for approval in 2018, Anh said.
Rajah agreed on the Vietnamese minister’s proposals, affirming that Vietnam always receives Singapore’s priority and attention due to its diversity in business and investment activities.
At the meeting, both sides witnessed the signing of a cooperation plan for 2018 between the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS).
Earlier, Minister Anh had a working session with representatives from Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), during which he asked the A*STAR to consider the signing of a legal document to serve as a foundation to carry out international research cooperation programmes.
In addition, the two agencies also agreed to share information on each other's IPR policies and laws, statistics and IP data through the ASEAN IP Portal to facilitate the applicant.
Tuan Minh - Ha Thanh