Intellectual property assessment is so necessary in the course of considering for resolving infringements of intellectual property rights or resolving for disputes on intellectual property rights. The conclusion of intellectual property assessment may also affect the decisions by competent authorities. However, for many businesses and individuals in Vietnam, the intellectual property assessment is still a new concept.

Trade name is a name of an organization or individual used in business to distinguish the business entity bearing such designation from other business entities acting in the same field and area of business. Similar to trademark and geographical indication, a trade name is an object in the scope of protection of rights of intellectual property; however, the rights of industrial property of a trade name are not established by registration procedure, but by the legal use of the trade name.

Semiconductor integrated circuit is a product, in its final form or an intermediate form, in which the elements, at least one of which is an active element, and some or all of the interconnections are integrally formed in or on a piece of semiconductor material and which is intended to perform an electronic function. Semiconductor integrated circuit is based on layout-design of a semiconductor integrated circuit - spatial structure of the circuit elements and interconnections of such elements in semiconductor integrated circuits. Layout-design of semiconductor integrated circuit is protected if it is original and commercial novelty.