Textbooks play an extremely important role in education, not only bringing knowledge to students but also influencing the awareness of the younger generation. Due to the importance of textbooks, how textbooks are copyrighted is something that many clients are interested in. Viet An Law hereby offers an article on copyright registration in Vietnam for textbooks.
Actual law in Vietnam stipulates that copyright (often called copyright according to the Anglo-American legal system) is the right of organizations and individuals to the works they create or own.
According to the provisions of Clause 1, Article 6 of the Intellectual Property Law, copyright registration is not mandatory. Immediately after the work is completed and the work is expressed in a certain form, the copyright will arise from that time even though copyright registration procedures have not yet been carried out.
According to the provisions of international treaties in general and Vietnamese law in particular, the subject who creates textbooks is the subject of copyright protection.
A textbook is a published, concretized work requirement of the general education program and approved by the Minister of Education and Training, allowing use as official teaching materials in general education establishments.
Pursuant to Article 14 of the Intellectual Property Law, which regulates types of works protected by copyright, textbooks are a type of work protected according to the law on intellectual property.
Procedures for registering copyright for textbooks include the following steps:
After completing the work, the owner and author proceed to prepare the copyright registration dossier for the textbook according to the provisions of the law. It prepares documents to establish the owner’s legal ownership rights and the actual creation process of the work.
Application submission methods include the following :
After receiving the registration dossier, the Copyright Office will review and appraise the dossier and will make decisions corresponding to the following cases:
Note: Clients can shorten the time to consider granting a Copyright Registration Certificate for textbooks to 07 – 10 days when clients use our consulting services and representatives submit registration applications. Viet An Law Firm.
The registration fee is a fee that the author and owner of the work will have to pay to the registration agency (Copyright Office) and depending on the type of work, there will be different ways of calculating the fee.
Pursuant to Article 4 of Circular 211/2016/TT-BTC stipulates the fee for copyright registration for textbooks as follows: The cost for copyright registration is 100,000 VND/certificate.
Copyright registration documents for textbooks include:
In case the registrant is not also the author (organization, company), the application requires the following documents:
The copyright registration declaration for textbooks is made according to form No. 07, Circular No. 08/2023/TT-BVHTTDL.
According to current legal regulations, within fifteen working days from the date of receipt of valid documents, the state management agency on copyright is responsible for issuing a Copyright Registration Certificate to the copyright applicant. In case of refusal to issue a Copyright Registration Certificate, the state management agency for copyright must notify the applicant in writing and clearly state the reason.
The term of copyright protection for textbooks is as follows:
Clients who need advice on copyright registration in Vietnam for textbooks, please contact Viet An Company for the best support.
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