The National Office of Intellectual Property hosts the 72nd AWGIPC Meeting and side events taking place from April 22-26, 2024 in Da Nang and Hue

With the permission of the Minister of Science and Technology, the National Office of Intellectual Property (IP) hosted the 72nd Meeting of the Working Group on Intellectual Property Cooperation of ASEAN Countries (AWGIPC 72) and other events. sidelines takes place from April 22-26, 2024 in Da Nang and Hue.

Hosting the 72nd AWGIPC Meeting and side events this time aims to fulfill the obligations of ASEAN member countries in ASEAN cooperation on intellectual property. Thereby, Vietnam demonstrates its role as the host country in organizing ASEAN regional events, helping to enhance Vietnam’s image and position in ASEAN and ASEAN’s partners.


Vice Chairman of Da Nang City People’s Committee Tran Chi Cuong  delivered the opening speech at AWGIPC 72 Meeting



Director of the National Office of Intellectual Property Luu Hoang Long spoke at the opening ceremony of AWGIPC 72 Meeting


AWGIPC Group Chairman Xaysomphet Norasingh speaks at the Opening Ceremony of AWGIPC Meeting 72


At the 72nd AWGIPC Meeting, ASEAN countries focused on reviewing and discussing the implementation of the ASEAN Action Program on IP for the period 2016-2025 and IP cooperation activities between ASEAN and ASEAN partners ( AANZFTA, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), European Patent Office (EPO), European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), Japan Patent Office (JPO),…); Research on the scope of ASEAN’s Action Program on IP in the post-2025 period and upgrade the ASEAN Framework Agreement on Intellectual Property Cooperation; and dialogue with a number of new ASEAN partners (French Institute of Industrial Property (INPI), International Olympic Committee (IOC)) attending the AWGIPC Meeting for the first time to discuss orientations for cooperation on IP in next time.


Overview of AWGIPC 72 Meeting


On the sidelines of the AWGIPC 72 Meeting, the 15th Meeting of the Intellectual Property Subcommittee of the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA IPC 15) took place on April 25, 2024. The meeting reviewed the implementation of the Parties’ obligations under Article 5 (copyright rights), Article 9.7 (participation in international treaties on intellectual property) of the AANZFTA Agreement as well as the implementation of projects on The IP has been approved by the Economic Budget Subcommittee of AANZFTA (ECWP).

On the occasion of World Intellectual Property Day 2024, the NOIP coordinated with the WIPO Office in Singapore, the People’s Committee and the Department of Science and Technology of Thua Thien Hue province, Phu Xuan University to organize a ceremony to celebrate the Day. World IP 2024 and launched the “Green Creative Central Students” Contest on April 26, 2024 at Phu Xuan University campus in Hue city.


Ceremony to celebrate World IP Day 2024  at Phu Xuan University


Launching the “Green Creative Central Students” Contest at Phu Xuan University


Delegates took souvenir photos at Phu Xuan University


In addition to the above sideline activities, the NOIP organized bilateral meetings with a number of the Agency’s partners (EPO, INPI, IP Office of Singapore (IPOS), WIPO,…) on the occasion of partners attending the Conference. AWGIPC 72 meeting during the week of June 22-25, 2024.

At the bilateral meeting with INPI, the two Agencies celebrated the 30th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral cooperation between the two Agencies (1994 – 2024), shared the recent development situation between the two Agencies, and exchanged cooperation orientations in the coming time and signed an Action Plan for the period 2024-2025 within the framework of the bilateral cooperation memorandum signed in 2023, which prioritizes a number of activities to support businesses, training officials, disseminating laws and IP issues associated with emerging technologies.


Director of the National Office of Intellectual Property Luu Hoang Long and INPI Director Pascal Faure signed the Action Plan for the period 2024-2025


The Director of the National Office of Intellectual Property also held a bilateral meeting with the General Director of IPOS. At the meeting, the leaders of the two agencies discussed a number of cooperation contents in the coming period, especially cooperation activities through the Cooperation Program in searching and examining patent applications (CS&E) to Speed ​​up the patent registration process, contributing to facilitating trade and investment relations between the two countries.


Bilateral meeting between the NOIP and IPOS


The NOIP also held a bilateral meeting with WIPO to exchange a number of cooperation contents in the coming period, plans to implement technical assistance projects, focusing on projects targeting beneficiaries who are businesses such as “IP Management Clinic”, “IP Diagnostics”; project of an intermediary unit providing IP support services;…at the same time, discussing a number of other topics that are attracting attention recently such as IP and the realization of the Net Zero 2050 goal, IP and intellectual property. artificial intelligence, protecting and protecting the intellectual property rights of Vietnamese individuals and businesses abroad or mobilizing capital from intellectual property rights.


Bilateral meeting between the National Office of Intellectual Property and WIPO 


At the technical discussion with the EPO, the two Parties shared the priority orientation of each Agency in the coming time; EPO introduced the ANSERA search system and the EPO’s initiative to recognize patent appraisal results (Validation); Consider the possibility of signing an MOU on the “Enhanced Partnership” Initiative in the near future.


Deputy Director of the National Office of Intellectual Property Tran Le Hong took a souvenir photo with  Ms. Mariana Karepova, Advisor to the EPO President at the Meeting


Overall, the NOIP organized the AWGIPC 72 Meeting and side events successfully. The meetings and side events took place on schedule and achieved the goals set before the meetings took place. event, promoting cooperation on intellectual property within ASEAN and between ASEAN and its partners, leaving a good impression in ASEAN and its partners./.

International Cooperation Department

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