Vietnam becomes signatory to WIPO Copyright Treaty

Vietnam's accession to the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s Copyright Treaty not only meets the country's commitment in a number of new-generation free trade agreements of which it is a member, but also provides a legal foundation for the protection of copyrights on digital platforms.

At a recent ceremony to hand over Vietnam’s signed treaty document to World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Director General Daren Tang in the Swiss city, Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai, Permanent Representative of Vietnam in Geneva said the WCT is particularly beneficial to the development of the software industry and digital platforms in Vietnam.

Tang, for his part, congratulated Vietnam on joining the WCT, saying he hopes for closer cooperation with Vietnam in the coming time.

Accession to the treaty is of particular importance to Vietnam, as a stronger development of the creative and cultural industries will help Vietnam further fuel economic growth, he added.

The WCT will enter into force in Vietnam three months after the handover of the accession document.