Is diagnostics patentable in Vietnam?

07/14/2023 12:51

In Section 59 of the Law on Intellectual Property, the below matter is not patentable.

“Human and animal disease prevention methods, diagnostics and treatment methods

However, diagnostic kits are patentable in VIETNAM. Diagnostic kits technical solution is the products in the form of object. Diagnostic Kit means a product containing reagents and other items necessary to conduct a test to detect the presence of or to measure a given Biomarker in a given Patient Sample.

Medical test kits are used for rapid diagnosis of a number of symptoms or diseases within a body. Generally strips are provided in these kits on which blood, urine, saliva, or specimen/sample is collected.

Then, Diagnostic kits are patentable in Vietnam but not the Diagnostic methods


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