THE GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 06/2001/ND-CP
Hanoi, February 01, 2001
 
DECREE
AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING A NUMBER OF ARTICLES OF THE GOVERNMENTS DECREE No. 63/CP OF OCTOBER 24, 1996 SPECIFYING THE INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY
THE GOVERNMENT
Pursuant to the September 30, 1992 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the October 28, 1995 Civil Code and the Resolution on the implementation of the Civil Code, adopted by the IXth National Assembly at its 8th session;
Pursuant to December 2, 1998 Law No. 09/1998/QH10 on Complaints and Denunciations;
In order to contribute to enhancing the full and effective protection of industrial property rights over inventions, utility solutions, industrial designs, trademarks and goods origin appellations;
At the proposal of the Minister of Science, Technology and Environment,
DECREES:

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Article 1.-To amend and supplement a number of articles of the Governments Decree No. 63/CP specifying the industrial property (hereinafter called Decree No. 63/CP) as follows:
1. Article 1 of Decree No. 63/CP is amended as follows:
"Article 1.- Purpose and scope of regulation
This Decree specifies the industrial property in order to guide the implementation of the provisions on industrial property rights in Chapter II and the provisions on the transfer of industrial property rights in Chapter III, Part Six of the Civil Code, which was adopted on October 28, 1995 by the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
The provisions of this Decree shall apply only to inventions, utility solutions, industrial designs, trademarks, goods origin appellations but not to other industrial property objects."
2. Article 2 of Decree No. 63/CP is added with the following Clause 8A and Clause 8B : :
"8A. "Joint marks" are similar trademarks registered by the same subject for use with products or services being of the same or similar kinds, or inter-related, and identical trademarks registered by the same subject for use with products or services being of similar kinds or inter-related.
8B. "Well-known marks" are trademarks that are used continuously for prestigious products or services so that they become widely known."
3. Clause 4, Article 4 of Decree No. 63/CP is amended at the last paragraph and added with one paragraph at its end as follows:
"- Methods of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human and/or animal diseases;

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- Processes of biological nature (except micro-organic process) for production of plants and animals."
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