Vietnam becomes signatory to WIPO Copyright Treaty

Thursday, 2021-11-25 20:58:22
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Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai, Permanent Representative of Vietnam in Geneva hands over Vietnam’s signed treaty document to WIPO Director General Daren Tang (Photo: WIPO)
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NDO/VNA – Vietnam's accession to the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)’s Copyright Treaty (WCT) not only meets the country's commitment in a number of new-generation free trade agreements of which it is a member, but also provides an effective legal foundation for the protection of copyrights on digital platforms, said Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai, Permanent Representative of Vietnam in Geneva.

Speaking at a recent ceremony to hand over Vietnam’s signed treaty document to WIPO Director General Daren Tang in the Swiss city, the ambassador said the WCT is particularly beneficial to the development of the software industry and digital platforms in Vietnam.

Tang, for his part, congratulated Vietnam on joining the WCT, saying he hopes for closer cooperation with Vietnam in the coming time.

Accession to the treaty is of particular importance to Vietnam, as a stronger development of the creative and cultural industries will help Vietnam further fuel economic growth, he added.

The WCT will enter into force in Vietnam three months after the handover of the accession document.