1. COPYRIGHT OFFICE OF VIET
The Copyright Office of Viet Nam (COV), of which the predecessor is the Copyright Protecting Firm, founded on 27 February 1987, is a State administration agency under the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism with a nationwide competence in term of copyrights and related rights.
COV’s main tasks are including: (i) to submit to the Minister the strategies, laws, mechanisms, policies and other relevant documents on copyright and related rights protection; organize to implement after they are approved; (ii) to take measures to protect legal rights of the State, organizations and individuals in the field of copyright and related rights; (iii) to manage the copyright of literary, artistic and scientific works, related rights of performances, phonograms, videograms, broadcast programs under ownership of the State in accordance with the law; (iv) to regulate the provision, cooperation, ordering and ensurance of copyright to works and related rights to performances, phonograms, videograms, and broadcast programs; (v) to build up and manage the copyright and related rights system; to train and educate the human resources on copyright and related rights; (vi) to instruct the Local Culture – Sport and Tourism Departments on implementation of the function of state management on copyright and related rights; (vii) to manage activities of collective management organizations on copyright and related rights accordance with the law; (viii) to grant, re-grant, change, revoke the Certificates of Copyright Registration, Certificates of Related Rights Registration; (ix) to organize and direct the implementation of activities of education, propaganda, dissemination of knowledge, laws, mechanisms, and policies on copyright and related rights; (x) to settle appeals and denunciations on copyright and related rights accordance with the law; etc.
Head Office: 151 Hoang Hoa Tham, Hanoi
Tel. (84.4) 38236908
Fax: (84.4) 38432630
Representative Office in Ho Chi Minh City: 170 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel. (84.8) 39308086
Fax: (84.8) 39308087
Representative Office in Da Nang: 58 Phan Chu Trinh, Da Nang
Tel/Fax. (84.511) 3606967
2. NEW PLANT VARIETY PROTECTION OFFICE
New Plant Variety Protection Office (PVPO) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development was established on February 19, 2002. This stage PVPO prepared legal and technical documents to implement plant variety protection. PVPO operated and received application on April First, 2004.
PVPO’s main tasks are including: (i) to receive and examinate registered application of plant protection; (ii) to examine technical testing result (Distinctness, Uniformity, Stability - DUS); (iii) to consult and implement procedure to submit Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development for granting, nullity, cancellation, or colletion of new plant variety protection certificates; (iv) to help leader of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development for statistics, preservation of dossier and do other admistration procedure that relate plant protection; etc.
New Plant Variety Protection Office (PVPO)
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development,
2 Ngoc Ha St.,
Tel: (84.4) 38435182
Fax: (84.4) 37342844