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Registration of copyright

01. Conditions for application

- Copyright means rights of an organization or individual to works which such organization or individual created or owns.
- Works protected by copyright include literary, artistic, scientific and derative works
- Subject matter outside the category of copyright protection includes news of the day as mere items of information; legal instruments, administrative and other documents in the judicial domain, and official translations of such documents; processes, systems, operational methods, concepts, principles and data.

02. Applicable laws

1. Law on Intellectual Property 2005 (amended in 2009)
2. Decree No. 22/2018/NĐ-CP
3. Circular No. 08/2016/TT-BVHTTDL

03. Procedure

Step 1: Prepare the following documents

  1. 02 (two) declarations for registration of copyright
  2. 02 (two) copies of the work the subject of the application for copyright registration
  3.  A letter of authorization where the applicant is an authorized person;
  4. Documents proving the right to file the application where the applicant acquires such right by way of inheritance, succession or assignment;
  5. Written consent of the co-authors in the case of work under joint authorship;
  6. Written consent of the co-owners if the copyright is jointly owned.

Step 2: Submit the file at Copyright office of Vietnam (“COV”)

Step 3: The COV shall receive the file.

Step 4: The COV shall examine the file within 15 days

Step 5: The COV shall grant a certificate of registered copyright


04. Processing Time 15 business days

05. Service fee

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