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Hanoi (VNA) - A seminar discussing new approaches to developing a national strategy on intellectual property was held in Hanoi on March 8.

Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Viet Thanh said at the event that though existing as a concept in the country for over 30 years, intellectual property is yet to be fully-developed to make a significant contribution to national socio-economic development.

Le Ngoc Lam, Deputy Director General of the National Office of Intellectual Property (NOIP) under the Ministry of Science and Technology, said Vietnam is in the process of building a draft national strategy to develop an intellectual property protection system that facilitates creativity and increases value by 2030.

The draft gives priority to promoting innovation, improving the efficiency of establishing and protecting rights, and strengthening the adoption of intellectual property policy, he said.

Ye Min Than from the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) said WIPO pledges to assist Vietnam in building a strategy to achieve IP development goals, which should be incorporated into the national development framework on intellectual property with a set of relevant policies.

The event was co-hosted by the NOIP and the WIPO.-VNA