Intellectual property: local firms in Vietnam

Bross & Partners

Bross & Partners acts for both local and international clients on all aspects of intellectual property, including advice on such issues as domain names, trade mark enforcement and copyright protection. Patent attorney Le Quang Vinh in Hanoi oversees the team, which includes senior associate Khanh Linh Nguyen, who has over two decades of expertise in handling high-value copyright claims. The group also has litigation experience and has appeared before the civil court in trademark infringement cases. Clients include key Vietnamese businesses.

Key clients

Hartalega

Viet Phap Shal Aluminium JSC

Novaland Group

VinCommerce

Hoa Phat Group

Hypertherm

Haribo and Rigo trading

Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd

Masan Meatlife Corp

Trung Nguyen Investment Corp.

Work highlights

  • Supporting Viet Phap Shal Aluminum JSC in handling a trade mark infringement case including and prosecuting a criminal case.
  • Handling trade mark infringement for Hypertherm Inc. , including by import controls.
  • Advised to Lassen Innovation Pte Ltd. on a copyright infringement act via Facebook.

Vision & Associates

Vision & Associates covers the full range of IP matters including patent litigation, trade mark prosecution, copyright, and domain names.  as well as non-contentious advice. Managing partner Pham Nghiem Xuan Bac is a key figure in the team and handles enforcement and registration matters for clients from across the technology and telecoms industry and beyond. Nguyen Nguyet Dzung, who speaks Russian, concentrates her practice on patent law matters, with a strong track record of work in the pharmaceuticals.

Key clients

Hewlett-Packard

Parfums Christian Dior

Universal City Studios LLP

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Albermale Corporation

Japan Airlines

Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.

Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Unilever N.V.

Work highlights

  • Advised NTT on a rebranding project.

ASL Law Firm

At ASL Law Firm, practice head and 'star lawyer' Pham Duy Khuong has over ten years of experience in IP prosecution matters. The team handles the full range of services including trade mark enforcement, international trade mark prosecution, and registration for clients operating in the real estate and consumer products sector. The group has a cross-border practice and has alliances established across other ASEAN jurisdictions including Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar.

Practice head(s):

Pham Duy Khuong

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘ASL LAW has different departments for each sector of patent, trademark and IPR enforcement which makes us comfortable to instruct them to handle various types of IP works for our clients. They follow the cases very carefully and give us the proper advice when there is error during the examination of our clients’ cases. In addition, they are strong in conducting raid actions against counterfeit products for our clients.’

‘Pham Duy Khuong is a well-known and a star lawyer in Vietnam. He is very patient to keep explaining to our clients’ inquiries. His advice to our clients is clear, well-organised, thorough.’

‘We are impressed by lawyer Pham Duy Khuong, managing director of ASL LAW. He is an outstanding lawyer who is famous for his high determination in handling tough cases for clients. He always tries to give a specific solution for clients (not the general advice) so that clients know what is their best option in the current situation.’

‘ASL LAW is our very reliable legal partner in Vietnam. Our clients feel satisfied with their service and quality. Their team members are very good at English and communication since most people graduated from overseas. They are a fast response to our urgent inquiry and understandable to our client\’s difficulties and challenges. Normally, we selected ASL LAW to handle the very hard works which need high profile lawyers in charge.’

‘ASL LAW provides a very fast and responsible advice legal service in Vietnam. Thanks to their advice on our IP matters, we have successfully enforced our IP rights in Vietnam.’

‘ASL LAW is very famous in Vietnam for IP prosecution of trademark, patent in oversea. Fast response and very affordable fees. They know how to work with suitable foreign IP Firms based on the specific requirements of each case.’

‘Since 2019, I have had the pleasure of working with Pham Duy Khuong who has served as local counsel for our American client in the registration of its trademarks in Vietnam. Pham was selected based on his reputation and experience in trademark matters. I have found Pham to be knowledgeable,  highly responsive, and easy to communicate with. I would recommend Pham as a potential asset for any business.  ‘

‘Lawyer Pham Duy Khuong is an outstanding IP lawyer in Vietnam with experience of more than 16 years. He is well known for IP prosecution and enforcement and also his contribution to raising IP knowledge in Vietnam. He is a conscientious and clever lawyer.’

Key clients

Beijing Bioseen Crop Sciences Co., Ltd (China)

Guangzhou Starnest Intellectual Property Services Co., Ltd. (China)

AAA IPRIGHT

A&S LAW

Evolution Media Ltd (Hong Kong)

The Internicola Law Firm, P.C.

BOO JOINT STOCK COMPANY

Work highlights

  • Advised Beijing Bioseen Crop Sciences Co., Ltd in research, trade mark filing, and enforcement in Vietnam.
  • Advised Guangzhou Starnest Intellectual on their trademark portfolios in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, and India.
  • Advised partner firm AAA IPRIGHT in trade mark prosecutions in Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Vietnam, as well as successful trade mark infringement case.

IPMAX Law Firm

IPMAX Law Firm covers a broad range of IP services including patent prosecution, dispute resolution, and enforcement matters. Led by Son Doan, the team acts for multinational corporations and clients operating in the retail and pharmaceutical sectors on a range of trade mark enforcement matters among others. Senior associate Van-Anh Hoang has experience handling domestic and international IP issues and is noted for patent filing.

Practice head(s):

Son Doan

Other key lawyers:

Van-Anh Hoang

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers' core focus remains in handling contentious and non-contentious IP work, with a specialism in dispute resolution matters. Chau Huy Quang manages the practice, which also includes Logan Leung who assists on cross-border trademark disputes, and special counsel Duc Van Hong who specializes in intellectual property-related litigation. The group also advises on day-to-day operations and licensing agreements.

Practice head(s):

Chau Huy Quang 

Other key lawyers:

Logan Leung; Duc Van Hong

SB LAW

SB LAW provides a full-service IP offering and handles both contentious and non-contentious work for local and international clients on patents, trade marks, and anti-counterfeiting matters. The team is also skilled in handling cross-border work and has regional alliances with law firms around the region. The group includes Nguyen Tien Hoa and Nguyen Thuy Chung, that latter has expertise in contentious trade marks.

Key clients

Mekong Capital Advisors Company Limited

Eb Services Company Limited

Taco Trading Services Joint Stock Company

Rita Food And Drinkco., Ltd

Tin Nghia Corporation

Fit Cosmetics Corporation

Vietnam Satellite Digital Television Co., Ltd.

Dong Hung Industrial Joint Stock Company

Nguyen Pham Viet Beverage Company Limited

Taixin Printing Vina Co., Ltd

Synagie (Vietnam) Company Limited

Hoi An South Development Ltd

Petrolube Oil & Grease Co. Ltd

J3ju Do Kitchen Pte Ltd

New Concept Product Co., Ltd.

Eni-Florence Viet Nam Company Limited

Song Cai Distillery Company Limited

Bbs Safety, Inc.

Ningbo Port Southeast Logistics

Vietnam Posts And Telecommunications Group

Sai Gon Nam Phat Joint Stock Company

Oisee Co., Ltd.

Choice IP

Honesty & Passion International Patent & Law Office

Nakajima・Etoh Patent Office

Alfred & Jason International Patents And Trademarks

The PCT Network

IPS Consulting

Elmore Patent Law Group Pc

Origintelligence Intellectual Property Law Firm

Work highlights

  • Advised EB Services Company Limited on searches and registration for seven trade marks.
  • Advised Petrolube Oil & Grease Co. Ltd on trademark on opposition and trademark registration in Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines and Cambodia.
  • Advised Mekong Capital on registrations in over twenty countries, including advice on initial refusals.

Trung Thuc JSC

Trung Thuc JSC has strength across patents work and excels in prosecution and enforcement matters. Thieu Yen and Nguyen Viet Thang jointly lead the practice and handle patent drafting, filing, and prosecution mandates for pharmaceutical industry clients. Nguyen Hong Nhat is also a key member of the team.

Other key lawyers:

Nguyen Hong Nhat

ZICO Law

At ZICO Law, the IP practice managed by Phuong Nguyen advises local and foreign brands on contentious and non-contentious trade mark and patent matters. Hung Nguyen is a core member of the group and handles trademark filing applications. Clients include luxury resorts, pharmaceuticals and technology groups.

Key clients

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunication

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 Hanergy E-Commerce Co., Ltd. to register the industrial design in Vietnam.
  • Advising Chubb INA Holding Inc. in a trademark application in relation to the services of Chubb in Vietnam.