Postdoctoral Researcher

Hang Nguyen is a Post-Doc Researcher at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) specialized in Intellectual Property (IP) Law and comes from Vietnam. Currently, her research concerns farmer’s privileges in Vietnamese Law compared to the European Union (EU) Law. She is particularly interested in this topic because Vietnam is an agriculture country and when it comes to IP Law, related to the protection of plant varieties, it is fundamental to take farmers’ rights into consideration since farmers are entitled to have these so-called “farmer’s privileges” which allows them to exercise their rights. This kind of regulation is not very developed in Vietnam, meanwhile, the regulations on protection of plant varieties and farmer’s privilege in EU are more advanced. The comparison between EU and Vietnam is a useful way to see what Vietnam is missing and what can be applied from the EU to the Vietnamese Law. Also, this research points out the possibility to protect Vietnamese agriculture products under other regimes rather than plant variety such as certification marks, collective mark, geographic indications, etc.

Hang Nguyen was a Lecturer at the faculty of Civil Law - Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, Vietnam. She taught IP Law, Civil Law, Personal Rights for undergraduate and LL.M students at Ho Chi Minh City University of Law and other universities as a guest lecturer. She obtained her Master and Doctoral degrees at Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University, Japa..