In the 5.0 revolution opening up the trend of focusing on “cooperation” between humans and machines, human intelligence works in harmony with “cognitive computing”, the software industry is increasingly playing an important role in all activities of social life.
Copyright registration in Vietnam
To help software authors and owners have a comprehensive view on the registration of computer software copyrights Viet An Law would like to synthesize legal contents related to the procedure of registering computer software in Vietnam.
Although the registration of software copyrights (computer programs) is not required, it is the basis for determining the time when copyright arises, the rights of owners over computer software. Registering computer software copyrights is an effective solution to maximize the protection of copyright-related rights and legal ownership of software owners.
A registration certificate of computer software is the basis to prove who created the software before a dispute occurs. In addition, nowadays software companies sometimes have conflicts between software authors and software owners (between employees and companies), computer software copyright registration is also the basis for determining rights between the creator of the software and the software owner who is the company.
Therefore, implementing copyright registration procedures for computer software is to protect the legitimate rights of authors and owners and minimize risks arising in the future.
Under Article 13 of the Law on Intellectual Property, the author or owner of software is entitled to register the software copyright. Therefore, the author of the software owner can register the software copyright in Vietnam including individuals and organizations that are Vietnamese; foreign individuals, and organizations.
However, for individuals or organizations that are authors or foreign software owners, when registering software copyrights in Vietnam, the procedure must be carried out through the Organization Representative Copyright in Vietnam. Viet An Law is an Organization Representative Copyright in Vietnam, we would like to assist foreign individuals and organizations wishing to register for computer software copyrights in Vietnam.
In addition, when registering for a computer software copyright, the software author and owner should provide the following additional information:
Registration term: 15 – 20 working days.
The Copyright Department
The computer software copyright registration certificate is valid in the whole territory of Vietnam.
Viet An Law provides legal services related to computer software copyright registration. If customers are interested, please contact us directly for the best advice and support.
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