President backs intellectual property (22/03/2017)
The Vietnamese State will ensure the best possible conditions for the system of intellectual property to grow and contribute to socio-economic development, affirmed President Trần Đại Quang.
He made the remark while receiving Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), in Hà Nội yesterday.
He thanked WIPO for its support for Việt Nam in the past and spoke highly of the organisation’s role as a global forum on intellectual property services, policies, information and co-operation.
Việt Nam defines the protection of industrial patents, ensuring fair competition, and encouraging creativity via the Civil Code’s regulations on industrial patents protection, Quang said.
Intellectual property plays an important role in helping Việt Nam realise its growth target of between 6.5 and 7 per cent by 2020, he added.
The President stated that Việt Nam wanted favourable conditions to participate further in WIPO institutions and increased technical cooperation with the organisation, particularly in devising a national master plan on intellectual property.
For his part, Francis Gurry congratulated Việt Nam on recent socio-economic achievements based on clear economic and technological development strategies.
He noted that Việt Nam had contributed to WIPO’s general success and that WIPO hoped for strengthened co-operation with the country in the future.
Việt Nam joined the WIPO in 1976.