Copyright arises at the moment a work is created and fixed in a certain material form, irrespective of whether or not it has been registered.
Nonetheless, registration of copyright protection remains necessary in order to prove the rights of authors and owners if a dispute arises.
Subjects permitted to register for copyright protection in Vietnam
Foreign organizations and individuals that have works first published in Vietnam and not yet published in any other country, or published in Vietnam within 30 days after its first publication in another country.
Foreign organizations and individuals that have works protected in Vietnam under international conventions on copyright to which Vietnam is a contracting party.
Vietnamese organizations and individuals being authors and copyright holders.
Organizations and individuals may authorize consultants providing copyright or related services to submit registration applications on their behalf.
Article 13 of the 2005 Law on Intellectual Property, amended and supplemented in 2009
A written declaration for copyright registration (according to the form);
Power of attorney, documents proving the right to file application, and written consent of the author must be written in Vietnamese.
Documents in foreign languages must be translated into Vietnamese and notarized or verified.
Other documents enclosed with the application must be notarized or authenticated.
Article 50 of the 2005 Law on Intellectual Property, amended and supplemented in 2009
Article 39 of Decree 100/2006/ND-CP
Article 52 of the 2005 Law on Intellectual Property, amended and supplemented in 2009
Clients seeking copyright consultation can contact:
PLF LAW FIRM
12th Floor, Ruby Tower,
81-85 Ham Nghi, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel: +8428 3821 2161 or +8428 3821 2162
Fax: +8428 3821 2165
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