The objectives of the Project were to build an Industrial Property Administration System (IPAS) fully containing functions to administrate industrial property (IP) applications from the filing date with the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP) to the publication of the final results.
The Project built up a computer network with servers and 70 PCs which were sufficient for officials and staff of the NOIP. Additionally, a number of high-speed scanners were also equipped to administrate databases on computers.
Since 2001, the Project had built and put in use several functions, such as: databases input, application query, formality examination, sending documents, publication. Applicants had been accustomed to types of documents using “window” envelopes which were automatically created and printed by the function of the Sending Documents.
In the IP Gazette No. 185, the Volume A had been made with the support of Publication function of the System. Currently, the Project had been in preparation and put in use the following functions: substantive examination, Registration and Grant of Protection Titles, Publication of Protection Titles as well as other post-grant functions, namely: keeping track of Protection title validity, renewal …
For the NOIP, the Sytem would assist:
- examiners to easily and more exactly carry out their own duties;
- managers to easily and promptly supervise the status of applications;
- to reduce the identical tasks;
- to quickly fulfill manual works;
- to avoid oblivion or missing documents; and
- to handle applications more quickly and in time.
Thereof, applicants also got benefits from these activities. In the future, once information is put on the Internet, anyone concerned may access to check the status of applications or Protection Titles.
The Project was fulfilled under the way of transferring technology, hardware, and assigning experts; counterparts of the projects were also nominated to attend different training courses in Japan and Vietnam each year. The counterparts of the NOIP were sufficiently equipped of the knowledge of automation and jointly designed programs so that they would well administrate the System.
The Project had been successfully accomplished on 31 December 2004. Its achievements had been effectively exploited by the NOIP to directly support for the administration of application, registration, and establishment of IP rights.