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Intellectual property helps businesses increase competitiveness, aim to build a green future
Intellectual property is considered one of the effective tools to help businesses increase their competitiveness, encourage the formation of ideas, solutions and inventions in the field of green technology, towards building a green future for the country.


According to information from the National Office of Intellectual Property ofVietnam (Ministry of Science and Technology), on September 25, 2012, the Prime Minister signed Decision No. 1393 / QD-TTg approving the National Strategy on Green Growth by placing “ green growth, towards a low-carbon economy, enrichment of natural capital become the key trend in sustainable economic development; reducing emissions and increasing the absorption of greenhouse gases gradually become a mandatory and important indicator in socio-economic development ”as a common goal.

The strategy identified three strategic tasks: reducing the intensity of greenhouse gas emissions and promoting the use of clean and renewable energy; greening production; greening lifestyles and promoting sustainable consumption and setting 17 solutions to achieve the above goals and tasks.

Among the solutions to achieve green growth goals are groups of solutions to promote sustainable consumption and build green lifestyles; research and develop science and technology, issue a system of economic standards, techniques and data on green growth. The main contents of these solutions are to promote eco-labeling and dissemination of information about eco-friendly products to the whole society; Establishing a system of certification and eco-labeling for green products, establishing and promoting the market of green products;

Apply some economic tools, such as excise taxes, taxes and environmental protection charges to correct unreasonable consumption behaviors, first of all for products that are harmful to health, culture and environment; Encourage businesses to use resources economically and limit wasting of energy and resources; Encourage research, development and application of low-carbon / green technologies, renewable energy, green production and consumption and etc.

The promulgation of policies and legal instruments to encourage enterprises to produce and trade in eco-friendly products, such as incentives and supports on land and capital; Exemption from and reduction of taxes and fees on environmental protection of the State along with the trend when consumers buy products not only care about quality, design, price but also consider health factors, the environment of the product will encourage businesses to produce, supply environmentally friendly products, create a competitive advantage in demanding markets, with high environmental and social requirements; take social buying procurement decisions, thereby, improving profits and creating sustainable development of businesses.

One of Vietnam's first eco-labels protected by the certification trademark is Vietnam Green Label, with the criteria of minimizing the use and consumption of energy, materials, as well as wastes generated by over process of manufacturing, trading and consuming consumer products and services for life.

Thus, improving the quality of the system of protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights will create one of the effective tools to build a healthy competitive environment, helping businesses to demonstrate messages about the environment to consumers, thereby building a reputation in the market while encouraging the creation of ideas, solutions and inventions in the field of low-carbon green / renewable technologies and renewable energy for the environment, towards building a green future for the country.

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