On 28 August 2008, the Government of Vietnam issued Decree No. 97/2008/ND-CP ("Decree 97") on management, provision and use of internet services, which replaced the former Decree No. 55/2001/ND-CP dated 23 August 2001. Some remarkable changes of Decree 97 in respect of the license required for providing internet services/ information on internet are as follows.
The current Pharmaceutical Law requires registration with the Drug Administration of Vietnam (DAV) before a drug can be distributed in the territory. There are three pertinent IP-related rights in the drug registration process: trademark, patent and data security.
On 10 February 2011 Vietnam Ministry of Finance issued Circular No. 18/2011/TT-BTC (Circular 18) amending Circular 130/2008/TT-BTC dated 26 December 2008 providing guideline for implementation of the Law on corporate income tax (CIT) and decree 124/2008/ND-CP dated 11 December 2008 implementing the CIT Law (Circular 130).

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