Intellectual property: local firms in Vietnam

Bross & Partners

Bross & Partners' team is highly skilled in trade mark, copyright and patent litigation. Under the leadership of founding partner Le Quang Vinh , the practice has seen an increase in litigated cases, notwithstanding the challenges caused by Covid-19. Vinh has experience of acting for international and local clients in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, and construction. Another key individual is senior associate Nguyen Khanh Linh, who primarily focuses on soft IP mandates.

Practice head(s):

Le Quang Vinh

IPMAX Law Firm

At IP boutique IPMAX Law Firm, the team covers the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious matters for clients, including registration, prosecution and enforcement. It also advises on commercial agreements, such as technology transfers, licensing agreements and franchising agreements. The group is notably active in the consumer, technology and industrial sectors. Managing partner Son Doan, who heads up the practice, is a registered trade mark and patent attorney with 20 years of experience in this field. Van-Anh Hoang joined Rouse Legal.

Practice head(s):

Son Doan


‘Son Doan – never fails to impress with his prompt and detailed advice’

‘Son Doan is fantastic, he’s practical commercial but also creative and doesn’t just passively do the work, he thinks about the client and makes suggestions ’

‘They are a smaller firm that gives their clients that extra special attention. They are very well connected with the authorities and have done many training sessions for us.’

‘I have always found them to be extremely quick in responding to serious issues in a very professional manner.’

Vision & Associates

Vision & Associates' client base includes well-known names in the technology, social media, retail and consumer industries. Managing partner Pham Nghiem Xuan Bac who is a registered patent and trade mark attorney, focuses on registrations and enforcements. Bac co-heads the team with Do Quang Hung, who has expertise in IP rights enforcement and dispute resolution, and patent law expert Nguyen Nguyet Dzung.

Other key lawyers:

Nguyen Thi Thu Ha


ZICO Law is known for advising owners of international brands on a full range of contentious and non-contentious trade mark issues. Managing partner Phuong Nguyen heads up the practice, which assists clients with IP rights protection, commercial exploitation, enforcement and litigation. It has recently acted for clients in the consumer, technology and manufacturing sectors, among others. The team is able to draw upon the expertise of practitioners across the network in cross-border matters.

Practice head(s):

Phuong Nguyen

Other key lawyers:

Tran Hung

Key clients

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunication

ZTE Corporation

Hanergy Group

Chubb Ina Holdings Inc

Akaryn Hotel Group Company

Viroj Khanampornpan

United Life Sciences

Samyang Food

Super Brands Company

Etika Dairies

PT Kaldu Sari Nabati Indonesia

Work highlights

  • Advising Oppo on registration of a series of patents in Vietnam.
  • Advising ZTE on registration of a series of patents in Vietnam.
  • Advising United Life Sciences Pte. Limited on drafting, revising and recording nearly 200 trademark assignment agreements and trade mark licence agreements in Vietnam.

ASL Law Firm

ASL Law Firm is notably active in trade mark matters, with expertise in prosecution, enforcement and registrations. It also handles patent applications and litigation. In addition, other areas of expertise relate to industrial designs and copyrights. A significant portion of the firm's work has a cross-border dimension, particularly in relation other ASEAN countries. Pham Duy Khuong is the main contact.

Practice head(s):

Pham Duy Khuong

Other key lawyers:

Nguyen Thuy Chung


We are known and impressed with ASL LAW’s ability in cross-border intellectual property related cases, so we have cooperated with ASL LAW for years. ASL LAW offers accurate processing, saving time and costs for our clients.’

We regularly use ASL LAW’s services in registering trade marks in many ASEAN countries and internationally. We highly appreciate ASL LAW’s ability to control work through technology, especially in the direction of highly practical consulting with reasonable costs.’

ASL LAW is a reliable legal fulcrum for cross-border legal issues, especially intellectual property issues. Over the years, ASL LAW has helped us handle many cases related to trademark registration, patents, intellectual property rights enforcement, and cross-border legal disputes. The way of working is very scientific and supported by advanced technology.

When applying for trademark and patent registrations abroad, we always think of ASL LAW because ASL LAW is famous for having a network of foreign lawyers in many different countries, who handle our work quickly with suitable costs.

We are very impressed with Nguyen Thuy Chung’s professional advice, attention and dedication.’

We work directly with lawyer Nguyen Thuy Chung and lawyer Pham Duy Khuong, who are very knowledgeable about multinational intellectual property, especially related to planning, registration strategy, enforce intellectual property rights.

Intelligence, shrewdness, understanding of issues to be consulted are the characteristics we appreciate in lawyers Pham Duy Khuong and Nguyen Thuy Chung.’

Key clients

Full Fortune Brands Limited

Onestop Creative Associate Pte Ltd

Rsgk International

Ningbo Huiyoo Baby Products Co., Ltd.

Nefertem, Inc.

Beijing Bioseen Crop Sciences Co., Ltd (China)

Guangzhou Starnest Ip Services Co., Ltd

Shenzen Relxin Ip Co., Ltd.

Hesman Vietnam Joint Stock Company

Evolution Media Ltd (Hong Kong)

Ferrante Intellectual Property

Viettel Construction Joint Stock Company

Miss Tourism World Organisation Limited

Ek Properties Ltd

Choi, In Hwan

Union Translations

Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman

Guillermo Gbobenrieth

Straightlines Fze

Shakti Pumps (India) Limited (India)

Saad Lawyers Intellectual Property Rights

Work highlights

  • Filing several trade mark applications for Full Fortune Brands Limited.
  • Filed trade mark applications for Onestop Creative Associates.
  • Filed patent and trade mark registrations and oppositions for AAA IPRIGHT.


SB LAW predominantly focuses on patent and trade mark law matters, with additional expertise in industrial designs and copyrights, among other areas. Nguyen Tien Hoa advises clients on trade marks and industrial designs.

Other key lawyers:

Nguyen Tien Hoa



Know-how, ability to accommodate urgent requests and also collaborate with associates.’

Key clients

Alfred & Jason International Patents And Trademarks

Asian Pacific Int’l Patent & Trademark Office

Honesty & Passion International Patent & Law Office

Koyo International Patent & Law Firm

Hertin & Partner Partg Mbb

Yoon & Lee International Patent & Law Firm, Llc.

Ipr Movers

Reinhold Cohn And Partners

Dentons Patent Attorneys Australasia Limited

Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, Pllc

Bestray Joint Stock Company

Sika Limited (Vietnam)

Cuckoo Vina Limited Company

Kova Paint Company Limited

Eb Services Company Limited

Tin Nghia Corporation

Fit Cosmetics Corporation

Vietnam Satellite Digital Television Co., Ltd.

Mekong Capital Advisors Company Limited

Taco Trading Services Joint Stock Company

Rita Food And Drinkco., Ltd

Dong Hung Industrial Joint Stock Company

Nguyen Pham Viet Beverage Company Limited

Early Start Jsc

Electronics Communications Technology Investment Development Joint Stock Company

Kreators Company Limited

Elsa Company Limited

Bumhan Industries Co.,ltd

Premium Olaben Company Limited

Cfyc Holdings Pte. Ltd.

Muddy Waters, Llc

Electronics Communications Technology Investment Development Corporation

Vinh Son Cement Corporation

Iapacco Joint Stock Company

Sai Gon Nam Phat Joint Stock Company

Five Friends Event Company Limited

Gia Dinh Sx&tm Food Company Limited

Btg Trading And Service Company Limited

Falux Limited Liability Company

Truong Sanh Import Export Commerce Company Limited

Thien Sinh Joint Stock Company

Viglacera Corporation

Mda Entertainment Company Limited

Saitex International Đồng Nai (Vn) Co., Ltd.

Kova Nanopro Limited Company

Bk Medical Joint Stock Company

N Muoi Trading And Manufacturing Joint Stock Company

Heesun Viet Nam Company Limited

Lila Trading And Service Company Limited

Taco Trading Services Joint Stock Company

Angel Joint Stock Company

Fit Cosmetices Joint Stock Company

Ngoi Sao Dat Viet Trading – Production Corporation

Nguyen Pham Viet Beverage Company Limited

Mekong Capital Advisors Company Limited

Couple Group

Saigon Binh Tay Beer Group Joint Stock Comany

Marnet Joint Stock Company

Thien Sinh Joint Stock Company

Jones & Co

Work highlights

  • Advised PCT Network on prosecuting hundreds of patents or trade marks in Vietnam.
  • Helped Mekong Capital Advisors Company Limited to overcome the refusal in Philippines, India, USA and re-filing trademark in Myanmar according to the Soft Opening System.
  • Assisted Premium Olaben Limited Company with conducting trade mark searches and registrations in many countries outside Vietnam including USA, EU, Canada and Australia.