Po­lice work with In­ter­pol on in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty vi­o­la­tions

Deputy Pub­lic Se­cu­rity Min­is­ter Se­nior Lieu­tenant Gen­eral Leâ Quyù Vuong said trans-na­tional IP crime not only harmed en­ter­prises, but could also di­rectly af­fect con­sumers’ health and hu­man rights.

Viet Nam News - - NATIONAL -

— Ex­perts are gath­er­ing in Haø Noäi for a three-day con­fer­ence on us­ing in­ter­na­tional law en­force­ment to con­trol in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty crime.

Or­gan­ised by Vieät Nam’s Min­istry of Pub­lic Se­cu­rity, the In­ter­na­tional Crim­i­nal Po­lice Or­gan­i­sa­tion (In­ter­pol) and the Un­der­writ­ers Lab­o­ra­to­ries (UL), the event en­cour­aged par­tic­i­pants to share their ex­pe­ri­ences in com­bat­ing IP crime.

Speak­ing at the open­ing cer­e­mony on Tues­day, Deputy Pub­lic Se­cu­rity Min­is­ter Se­nior Lieu­tenant Gen­eral Leâ Quyù Vuong said trans-na­tional IP crime not only harmed en­ter­prises, but could also di­rectly af­fect con­sumers’ health and hu­man rights.

He said the preven­tion of IP crime re­quired close and ef­fec­tive co-op­er­a­tion be­tween law en­force­ment agen­cies as well as the proac­tive in­volve­ment of busi­nesses and cus­tomers—-not just at the na- tional level, but at the re­gional and global level too.

In Vieät Nam, the is­sue of IP pro­tec­tion goes back to the coun­try’s 1946 Con­sti­tu­tion, which men­tions copy­right pro­tec­tion. The Law on In­tel­lec­tual Prop­erty, adopted by the Na­tional Assem­bly in 2005 and put into ef­fect in 2006, does much to ex­tend le­gal pro­tec­tions to cover mod­ern IP is­sues.

Dur­ing the last few years, the coun­try had joined and signed sev­eral in­ter­na­tional treaties on copy­right and other IP rights, the Deputy Min­is­ter noted.

Head of the min­istry’s Depart­ment of Anti-Crime, Po­lice Lieu­tenant Gen­eral Phan Vaên Vónh, said Viet­namese po­lice would work closely with In­ter­pol as well as do­mes­tic and for­eign part­ners to fight in­ter­na­tional IP crime.

Deputy Min­is­ter Vuong met Sin­ga­pore’s Deputy Sec­re­tary of Home Af­fairs, and for­mer Pres­i­dent of In­ter­pol. Khoo Boon Hui, on the side­lines of the con­fer­ence. He called on the Sin­ga­porean depart­ment to as­sist Vieät Nam in train­ing peo­ple and to share its ex­pe­ri­ence in crime preven­tion.

At another meet­ing with UL pres­i­dent Keith Wil­iams, Vuong said the in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty is­sue was rel­a­tively new to Vieät Nam. He added that the coun­try would ben­e­fit from the UL'’s ad­vice and as­sis­tance. —

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