Vietnam

IP STARS Reviews

Patent
Ageless

IP boutique firm Ageless is recommended for patent filing work in Vietnam. The firm also understands how to deal with IP protection in countries such as Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar. Managing partner Duc Xuan Nguyen is the key contact in the firm. Another notable patent practitioner in the firm is Xuan To Tuyen, a former director of patent at the National Office of Industrial Property (NOIP). Tuyen is experienced in handling patent and industrial design protection work in the fields of electronics, electrical and telecommunications.

 

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie's specialist IP group in Vietnam advises clients on how to manage, protect and enforce their IP portfolios. Managing director Manh Hung Tran is a key contact for patent work.

D&N International

D&N International deals with contentious and non-contentious IP work. The firm is recommended for patent protection work in Vietnam. Chemical, biotechnology, mechanical and electrical engineering are notable sector strengths. Its practitioners also understand the IP protection systems in Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar. Thi Hong Thuy Dang and Viet Cuong Dang are key patent contacts. Work highlights show the firm advised Quang Trung Mechanical Enterprise on patent protection.

T&T Invenmark

IP specialist firm T&T Invenmark is recommended for patent filing work. Patent expert Thao Le heads up the practice while Cuong Bui leads the patent and industrial designs teams. Other notable patent practitioners are Hong Van Nguyen, Kim Oanh To and Van Phuong, all of whom are experienced in patent protection.

Tilleke & Gibbins

Tilleke & Gibbins is Managing IP's Vietnam Firm of the Year (2019). The firm has a leading IP practice in the country. Its patent team comprises lawyers and patent agents with technical expertise in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, electronics and semiconductors. Head of IP Thomas Treutler is the managing director of the firm's Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City offices. Other notable practitioners are Thang Duc Nguyen, who leads the patent practice, and head of IP enforcement Loc Xuan Le. Nguyen specialises in patent and design protection work in the areas of chemical, automotive, and software. Case studies show the firm represented French pharmaceutical company Servier Laboratories in a patent dispute. Van Vu Le and Nguyet Thi Anh Nguyen joined the firm in 2018 as patent executives.

Vision & Associates

Vision & Associates is highly recommended for patent prosecution and contentious work. Patent attorney Nguyet Dzung Nguyen heads the firm's IP practice. Nguyen deals with patent protection matters in the areas of pharmaceutical, life sciences and chemistry. Case studies show the firm advised Nike on patent filing and prosecution.

Trade mark
Ageless
Operating from offices in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, boutique IP firm Ageless is recommended for trade mark prosecution work. Managing partner Duc Xuan Nguyen specialises in contentious and non-contentious soft IP work. Work highlights show Nguyen and his team represented SANTAK UPS in a trade mark infringement case.
Aliat Legal
General practice firm Aliat Legal has expertise in soft IP. Ty Duong and Long Duong lead the IP practice. Associate director Hanh Dao remains a strong presence in trade mark oppositions and litigation matters.
Baker McKenzie
Baker McKenzie's IP group advises clients on the management, protection and enforcement of their IP portfolios. The firm has a relationship with IP firm BMVN International (BMVN), which represents clients before the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP). Managing director and principal Manh Hung Tran leads the firm's IP practice in Vietnam. He handles contentious and non-contentious IP work. Minh Tri Quach, a partner based in the firm's Hanoi office, focuses on anti-counterfeiting and commercial IP. Case studies from the research period include Tran representing a Swedish clothing retail company in a trade mark opposition proceedings against a local company.
Bross & Partners

Bross & Partners offers contentious and non-contentious IP services regarding trade mark, copyright and domain names in Vietnam.

Founding partner Le Quang Vinh heads the firm's IP practice. He has more than 15 years of experience in advising and representing clients on trade mark, copyright and trade secrets matters. Co-founder Tran Quang Huy handles the team's disputes and enforcement actions.

During the research period Vinh and his team acted for a leading German confectionery company in a trade mark enforcement case.

D&N International

D&N International specialises in litigation and enforcement of trade mark and domain names. Led by five partners, the firm advises and represents clients in trade mark clearance, portfolio management, litigation, enforcement and anti-counterfeiting.

Partner Dang Thi To Hang heads the firm's trade mark and copyright department. She has considerable knowledge in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, with a particular focus on trade mark prosecution and enforcement.

Work highlights include partners Nguyen Dang Vu Long and Nguyen Hong Nhung represent American Airlines in a trade mark infringement case regarding the client's registered mark.

Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells' IP team in Vietnam provides a comprehensive range of IP services, including advice on IP applications, registrations, oppositions, commercialisation, transfers and enforcement of trade marks, copyright and related rights and issues, such as domain name protection. The team works very closely with its offices in Hong Kong and China on cross-border IP portfolio and enforcement matters.

Based in Hanoi, counsel Nga Nguyen has expertise in advising international companies on IP in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. Her practice involves the handling of unfair-competition and domain name disputes, online piracy and counterfeiting. She also advises on IPR-related matters, such as technology transfer agreements, product registration, labelling, and advertising.

Nguyen, along with associate Huyen Vu and paralegal Anh Nguyen, are handling the trade mark portfolios for an American multinational oil and gas corporation in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, including various pre-filing searches, registration applications, oppositions, and anti-counterfeiting actions.

IPMax

IP specialist firm IPMax provides a full range of IP services related to trade mark, copyright, enforcement and dispute resolution in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. The firm is also experienced in handling appeals, oppositions and cancellations at the Patent and Trademark office.

Managing partner Son Doan is a registered trade mark attorney who has experience in handling contentious and non-contentious IP matters in Vietnam. He has a record of acting in pioneering cases of IPR enforcement in Vietnam, including the first administrative action against unfair-competition acts under the Law on Competition.

Rouse

Hai Anh Nguyen left the firm in February 2020.

Tilleke & Gibbins

Experienced in both contentious and non-contentious IP matters, Tilleke & Gibbins continues to sit atop the ranking tables. The firm has a large team of lawyers and trade mark agents. Partner and managing director Thomas Treutler heads the firm's IP department. He has extensive experience in trade mark counselling and IP enforcement, with clients in the pharmaceutical and software sectors. Linh Thi Mai Nguyen was promoted to partner in January 2019. She is based in the firm's Hanoi office and heads the trade mark team in Vietnam. Case studies from the research period include winning a domain name dispute case for BMW at the Ho Chi Minh City Court.

Vision & Associates
Top tier firm Vision & Associates handles both contentious and non-contentious IP work, including filing and prosecution of trade marks. Partner Quang Hung Do leads the firm's IP practice. Another notable IP practitioner in the firm is Thi Thu Ha Nguyen. Work highlights include acting for DuluxGroup (Australia) in a trade mark infringement case.