Programs and Events
The resolution of “.vn” domain name disputes in Vietnam

Join your colleagues at a dynamic INTA roundtable and learn about the shortcomings of and potential solutions to domain name disputes under the current laws.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
2:00 pm–4:30 pm

With the rapid growth of the Internet and online commercial activities in Vietnam, the “.vn” country-level domain names has become more and more important to enterprises. It is perceived as a significant “sign” likely to attract customers and to easily identify not only the business entities but also the commercial source of their goods/services. Going hand in hand with this progress, disputes over “.vn” domain name registrations have of course been increasing in recent years, especially between foreign IP rights holders and local registrants of domain names that incorporate well-known trademarks or trade names.

However, several shortcomings in the current dispute resolution system exist. Among these, the lack of clarity in the IP Law and the IT Law particularly concerning the enforcement of the settlement decisions by competent authorities, the jurisdiction of these authorities when foreign registrants (who are neither located nor do business in Vietnam) are involved, the difficulty of arbitration, etc.

A new Circular is currently being drafted by MOST in replacement of Circular 37/2011 and is expected in early 2015. Therefore, this session is to review the potential solutions to deal with domain name disputes under the current laws, and discuss how to strengthen the cooperation between VNNIC and MOST in the settlement of domain name disputes. We also want to discuss the necessary changes in the law through the coming Circular, and what is needed to improve the current legal mechanisms in order to make the “.vn” domain name disputes resolution system more effective, and better for businesses in and the economy of Vietnam.


Pullman Hanoi Hotel
40 Cat Linh Street
Hanoi, Vietnam

Discussion Leader
Dr. Nguyen Nhu Quynh, Deputy Chief Inspector
Ministry of Science and Technology’s Inspectorates (Vietnam)

Registration to the roundtable is free. Refreshments will be served.

Registration and information
The roundtable will be conducted in English. Simultaneous translation between English and Vietnamese will be available.

Please confirm registration by Monday, June 16, by email to Space is limited. Please direct any questions to