Intellectual Property

The firm represents a wide range of clients from international, multinational, national and local corporations to individuals concerning the establishment, commercial exploitation, enforcement and protection of intellectual property rights.

IPRs Establishment

Patents/Industrial Designs

  • Drafting patent claims and specifications, and preparing, filing and securing registration of patent/industrial design.
  • Conducting patent and industrial design searches and advising on patentability.
  • Advising and assisting in annuity of patents.
  • Assisting in appeals against oppositions and taking cancellation actions relating to patent and industrial designs.

Trade Marks

  • Taking prosecution of trade mark applications in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and other countries.
  • Taking prosecution of regional and/or international trade mark applications under Community Trade Mark (CTM) and/or Madrid Agreement/Madrid Protocol.
  • Trade mark availability searches and analysis.
  • Applying for the renewal of trade mark registrations.
  • Providing possible trade mark infringement advice.
  • Initiating/defending trade mark opposition and taking cancellations.

Geographical Indications/Trade Secret

  • Advising and registering geographical indications.
  • Establishing of IP rights over trade secrets.
  • Appealing against oppositions relating to geographical indications and trade secrets.

Copyrights

  • Establishing copyrights in Vietnam.
    Advising all legal aspects regarding IP rights in Vietnam.
  • Advising and assisting on the assignment, use and leasing of works relating to IP rights in Vietnam.

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IPRs Enforcement and Litigation

  • Advising on possible infringement of intellectual property rights over patents, trademarks, industrial designs and copyrights.
  • Investigating intellectual property infringements, conducting assessment of damages, and advising on legal and practical solutions relating to and/or against infringements.
  • Assisting prosecution and enforcement actions against infringement of intellectual property over protected patents, industrial designs, trademarks and copyright.
  • Bringing and defending civil actions for and against infringement of intellectual property rights and passing-off.
  • Administrative and criminal actions against infringers in Vietnam for trade mark, designs, copyright and patent infringements.
  • Initiating and defending patent invalidation proceedings in Vietnam.
  • Advising and initiating actions against unfair competition.

IPRs Exploitation

  • Advising and assisting in trade mark, copyright, design and patent licensing.
  • Conducting due diligence on IPRs portfolios.
  • Advising and managing the portfolios of Intellectual Property Rights.
  • Advising, contract drafting , assisting in technology and know-how transfers.
  • Advising and assisting in bringing generic pharmaceuticals into Vietnam.