Accelerating Innovation and Creativity Through Intellectual Property

The protection of intellectual property rights encourages entrepreneurialism, supports private sector development, and promotes growth of high-tech ecosystems and high-paying jobs for educated workers. In addition, IP protection is critical to fostering innovation. Without protection of ideas, businesses and individuals would not reap the full benefits of their inventions and would focus less on research and development. Similarly, artists would not be fully compensated for their creations and cultural vitality would suffer as a result.

While IP protection and enforcement in Vietnam has improved over the years, there are still serious concerns and the Government’s enforcement mechanism needs widespread improvement in order to effectively stop, punish and deter IP infringement here. Effective enforcement means punishing infringers of IR in a manner that will deter them and others from engaging in such conduct in the future. It also means increasing public awareness of the need to respect the IP of Vietnamese and foreigners alike.

AmCham members are invited to a luncheon on May 22 to welcome a delegation from the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) featuring attorneys based in the U.S., Korea, China, and Indonesia. We’ll discuss the latest trends and best practices in IP protection and enforcement with remarks from Brian Batzli, President of AIPLA.

First hired as an associate in 1987, Brian Batzli is now in his 35th year at Merchant & Gould. He was elected as the firm’s Managing Director, CEO and Chairman of the Board in 2010. Brian completed his term in those roles in 2018 and now serves as Chairman Emeritus and continues his practice of strategic IP counseling, licensing, and patent prosecution in the electrical, mechanical, and software arts.

Founded in 1897, AIPLA is a national bar association constituted primarily of Intellectual Property professionals in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community. The AIPLA represents a wide and diverse spectrum of individuals from law firms, companies, and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property. Its 7,500 members represent both owners and users of intellectual property, as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations.

DATE:              Monday, May 22
TIME:               12:00pm – 1:30pm
PLACE:            InterContinental Westlake Hanoi, 5 Tu Hoa, Tay Ho, Hanoi
COST:             VND 750,000 VND (members); 900,000 VND (non-members)

AmCham’s Global Leaders Series is one of our signature programs and provides members and guests with unprecedented access to the political, policy, corporate, and institutional leaders whose expertise, insights, and experience shape the global business climate. Attendees at this event will enjoy a three-course set lunch during the discussion. Please register your participation by clicking on the button below or by calling AmCham at (84) 24 3934 2790.