Founded in 1991, Pham & Associates is the oldest and one of the most prominent IP Law firms in Vietnam. With strong practice groups in both IP prosecution and contentious matters, the firm continues to be one of the largest filers for patents and trademarks registration in Vietnam and is experienced in carrying out appeal, opposition, revocation, and invalidation procedures, in suing in court to resolve IP disputes or to negotiate to reach out-of-court agreements as well as in providing expert opinions on all matters related to IP. Besides, since 2001 the firm also provides consulting services on business law in Vietnam.
The firm has over 120 full-time staff, including 14 lawyers at law, 34 IP attorneys and 28 consultants, some of whom are former NOIP patent or trademark examiners. Our patent attorneys work in a wide range of technical areas, including chemistry, mechanics, electronics, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, energy, material science and telecommunications. Our professionals can work in Vietnamese, English, French, Russian, German and Chinese.
With the headquarter office in Hanoi and branch offices in Da Nang, Hai Phong and Ho Chi Minh city the firm can respond quickly to clients’ needs anywhere in the country. We always want to have and believe that face-to-face meetings with customers will help solve problems most effectively.
Equipped with a self-designed, full-featured docketing software and regularly updated IP database our professionals are able to carry out all types of searches and monitor the development of cases to ensure desired results are achieved on time.
To date, Pham & Associates has filed and pursued the establishment of rights related to about 30,000 trademark, 16,000 patents and 6,000 industrial designs for clients in 40 countries. The firm is also the largest filer of PCT applications designating Vietnam.
Annually, as a legal representative of clients, Pham & Associates requested and collaborated with competent authorities to handle about 250-300 cases of counterfeit/pirated goods and IPR infringements. In addition, the firm also performed hundreds of other services relating IPRs such as trademark, patentability searches, maintenance and renewal, IPRs assignment recordal, IP due diligence report, patent Freedom to Operate (FTO) analysis etc..
The firm was ranked tier 1 in Vietnam for patent, trademark prosecution and contentious matters (consecutively from 2009 to 2022) by Managing IP/IP Stars; was winner of the Vietnam Patent Firm (and/or Trademark firm) of the Year Award (consecutively from 2009 to 2023) by Asia IP.
Trademark "pa Pham & Associates, figure" is recognized as well-known mark in Vietnam and features in the list of the Top 50 Famous Brands in Vietnam (2016-2023)./.
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.