Vietnam pledges to protect intellectual property

President Tran Dai Quang has stressed the importance of protecting industrial property, ensuring fair competition, and encouraging creativity via the Civil Code. At a reception for Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Hanoi on Tuesday, Mr. Quang stated that Vietnam will create all possible conditions for the intellectual property system to grow, adding that intellectual property plays an important role in helping Vietnam realize its projected average economic growth of between 6.5% and 7% by 2020.

The President stated that Vietnam wants favorable conditions to participate further in WIPO institutions and increased technical cooperation with the organization, particularly in devising a national strategy on intellectual property.

Francis Gurry praised the fruitful cooperation between Vietnam and WIPO and said that WIPO hopes for closer ties in the future. Vietnam joined WIPO in 1976.

Source: VOV5