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  • Authorities in charge

    Authorities in charge of IPRs enforcement in Vietnam are usually divided into three types comprising below bodies based on the functions, duties, and measures and remedies applied to infringements stipulated by laws (Article 200 of IP Law).

    Administrative authorities:

    - The inspectorate of Science and Technology under Ministry of Science and Technology and the Inspectorate of the Department of Science and Technology at provincial level;

    - The inspectorate of the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Inspectorate of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism at provincial level.

    - Market management Agency under Ministry of Trade and Industry and market management forces of district and provincial-level;

    - Economic police under Ministry of Public security, of ward, district, and provincial-level - Competition Management Department under Ministry of Trade and Industry

    - People's Committee of district and provincial-level

    Judicial authorities:

    Civil and criminal measures and remedies handled by Courts of district and provincial-level, and Supreme court.

    Customs offices - customs' border control measures:

    General Department of Customs, provincial customs departments, customs branches.