Rouse was established in the UK in 1990, and is recognised as a global Intellectual Property leader operating as a closely integrated network with more than 600 people working out of 18 offices in 13 countries.
We focus exclusively on IP, from strategic consulting, patents and trade marks through to domain names, copyright, designs and geographical indications. And we’re experts in providing services for each stage of their life cycle.
We have a deep understanding of all jurisdictions around the world and a strong focus on more challenging markets such as Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Russia. Most importantly, we’re passionate about IP and enjoy working with clients who share that passion. We put clients at the heart of our business and build long standing relationships. From large multinationals that want our scale, quality and professionalism, to start ups that value our entrepreneurial spirit, the companies we work with come from a broad range of sectors with diverse business interests and needs.
The Rouse Difference
Rouse prides itself on its quality and professionalism, but we have also always dared to be different. We don’t believe that all firms should be the same. That’s why we’ll always challenge the traditional way of doing things if we think another way is better.
It also means we don’t just advise on the law - in many countries we help define and shape it. We have a practical, pragmatic and “unstuffy” approach, with teams of professionals who work closely together across functions and geographical borders in a non-hierarchical, creative and results-oriented environment.
Rouse people are full of energy and enthusiasm. We are passionate about IP, our business and our people, and we genuinely enjoy what we do. We believe that having fun provides a happier, more productive working environment.
The Rouse Network
“International reach, local expertise”
Whatever your needs, in whatever country, we have either an established Rouse office or a long standing relationship with a local firm.
All our offices have both local and international experts that have bilingual capability. Where we don’t have an office we have a relationship with a local firm that we believe offers the best service for our clients and is the best fit for the Rouse culture and and the best service for our clients. Working with Rouse internationally means you can have one point of contact as well as a team of people around the world supporting you in the necessary jurisdictions.
The Rouse Network consists of local subsidiaries of Rouse International Limited and closely aligned but independent firms which work seamlessly together on engagements. Which elements of work are done by which entity depends entirely on the country in which work is carried out, in compliance with relevant legal and regulatory provisions.
Established in 1991, Pham & Associates is the oldest intellectual property law firm in Vietnam. Over the years, the firm has developed into one of the leading IP law firms in the country, with strong practice groups in both the prosecution and contentious matters. The firm is the most prolific filer of patent, trademark, industrial design applications in Vietnam and overseas each year. It is also renowed for acting on appeals and oppositions before the National Office of Intellectual Property and on infringement court actions, providing expert opinions and advising on unfair competition. In addition to its core services of IP, since 2001 the firm has also advised clients on Vietnam business law.
The firm employs about 120 people, including 62 qualified attorneys at law and IP attorneys, 28 engineers, consultants and over 30 support staff. All the firm’s attorneys have graduated from prestigious Vietnamese and foreign universities and almost all of them are fluent in English.
Our attorneys work in a wide range of technical areas, including chemistry, electronics, pharmaceuticals, bio- technology, energy, material science, mechanics, telecommunications. The attorneys specialize in their particular fields; they are accountable for and handle matter in person with full support from other team members, where needed. This approach enables them to become extremely proficient and effective in performing their tasks.
With the head office in Hanoi and branch offices in Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang and Hai Phong cities the firm can respond quickly to clients’ needs anywhere in the country. Face-to-face meetings at the client’s office can help to advise and handle the matter more efficiently.
The firm was ranked Tier 1 in Vietnam for patent, trademark prosecution and contentious matters (consecutively from 2008-2015) by Managing IP; won the Vietnam Patent Firm of the Year Award and short-listed as one of 5 firms for the Vietnam Trademark Firm of the Year Award (consecutively from 2009-2015) byAsia IP; was selected as one of Top-Five Leading Firms in Vietnam in IP field (from 2009-2014) by Chambers and Partner in UK; was named as one of the 100 Leading Brand Firms in Vietnam (from 2009-2014) by Viet Trademark Journal and was named as one of Top 100 Gold Trust Supplier of Legal Services in Vietnam (from 2009-2014) byVietnam Enterprise.
INVESTIP is always proud of being one of the first professional law firms in Vietnam operating in the fields of Intellectual Property and Investment & Business Consultancy. Founded in 1988 by leading experts who have been playing important roles in the development of Intellectual Property and Investment Consultancy in Vietnam, through over 30 years of operation, INVESTIP is known as one of the biggest Intellectual Property law firms in Vietnam. INVESTIP is always the trusted partner of many law firms around the world, always ensuring to provide full and professional legal services to clients. INVESTIP has become a Member of:
Vietnam Intellectual Property Association (VIPA)
ASEAN Intellectual Property Association (ASEAN IPA)
Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
INVESTIP has been continuously trying hard to keep the role of one of the leading firms in Intellectual Property in Vietnam. INVESTIP will always be the first choice for the clients who are interested in Intellectual Property Right such as Patent and Utility Solutions, Trademarks, Industrial Designs, Copyrights and Related Rights.
Our mission is to satisfy the clients with the best services provided by the profession and enthusiasm of experienced Lawyers and Consultant Experts. We commit to try our best to create a professional working environment, flexible consultancy and creative solutions to provide quality products and services, in order to meet a variety of clients’ needs.
With the object “Your success is our success”, the growth of client’s values is the prosperity of INVESTIP. Your trust is our most valuable treasure.
During the operation, we have been keeping these following principles in our minds:
Always listening, understanding, sharing and quickly satisfying requests of clients;
Always providing the most optimal and effective solutions;
Ready for cooperation, sharing with business partners for mutual benefits and developments.
We provide full IP services on:
Patent & Utility Solution
Copyright & Related Rights
Enforcement & Litigation
Investment & Business Consultancy
Forming & Developing Project
Highly skilled and experienced specialists and experts
In-house experienced translator team in the fundamental technology
High Quality for handling, managing and processing
High Quality for controlling VN translation
Link directly with IP Office’s database for online filing
Good relationship with IP Office’s Officers and Examiners
Good relationship with Science and Technology Departments