Vietnam beefs up cooperation with WIPO

(VOV) -Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Viet Thanh had a recent working session with General Director of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Francis Gurry in Geneva, Switzerland on cooperation promotion measures.

Meeting with the Vietnamese official, Francis Gurry expressed his delight at the fruitful cooperation between WIPO and Vietnam, revealing that he would visit Vietnam soon as a contribution to furthering bilateral ties. 

Thanh, who is also Director of the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam, thanked WIPO for its contributions to the development of Vietnam’s intellectual property (IP) system and his agency.

He asked WIPO to back Vietnam's preparation for its involvement and implementation of international treaties in this field, calling on the organisation to dispatch experts to assist the Southeast Asian nation to train human resources and raise public awareness of international treaties. 

Deputy Minister Thanh said WIPO has invited roughly 650 Vietnamese officials to attend international training courses, conferences and workshops on IP and worked together with Vietnam on training programmes for thousands of local personnel on areas pertaining to IP protection and implementation. 

Vietnam is a member of the ten international treaties on intellectual property managed by WIPO. The country presents its positive role by sending representatives to permanent WIPO meetings.