Thang Duc Nguyen

Head of Patent Group, Vietnam
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Practice

Office

Languages

Vietnamese, English

Education

LLB, Hanoi Law University

BA, Hanoi University of Foreign Studies

BSc, Hanoi Polytechnic University

Thang Duc Nguyen is a certified attorney-at-law and heads the patent group in Tilleke & Gibbins’ Vietnam offices. Thang specializes in prosecuting patent and industrial design applications for foreign clients in all industry sectors, from chemical to automotive to software. His efficient, methodical, detail-oriented working style has helped him handle more than 900 patent applications over 14 years in the practice area. Thang also advises clients on patent issues and strategies in Vietnam, and handles other proceedings related to patent and design.

An avid lifelong learner, Thang has earned degrees in the disparate fields of law, organic chemistry, and English, and has spoken and written on patent law for Vietnamese government agencies and international publications. Thang is a member of the Hanoi Bar Association and a Vietnam-qualified patent agent.

  • Conducted patent and design searches on behalf of clients in a wide range of industries.

  • Drafted patent specifications to accurately capture novelty and inventiveness while ensuring the broadest possible protection.

  • Filed and successfully registered inventions and industrial designs with Vietnam's National Office of Intellectual Property

  • Represented clients in filing appeals, oppositions, and cancellations to strengthen and defend their valuable patents.

  • Provided expert advice to clients on complex patent matters and disputes.

  • Invented and was granted a Vietnamese petty patent on a device to prevent myopia.

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November 25, 2016

The Asian Lawyer: Tilleke & Gibbins Named Intellectual Property Firm of the Year

The Asian Lawyer  has named Tilleke & Gibbins as the Intellectual Property Firm of the Year as part of its annual Emerging Markets Awards. Suebsiri Taweepon, a partner in Tilleke &...

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November 16, 2016

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Vietnam Practice Receives Three Tier 1 Rankings in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017

Renowned legal publication The Legal 500 Asia Pacific  has awarded “Tier 1” rankings to Tilleke & Gibbins’ Vietnam practice across three categories: Intellectual Property; Labor and...

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November 4, 2016

Tilleke & Gibbins Recognized as a Leading Firm in Vietnam by Asialaw Profiles 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins has been placed at the top of the legal market in Vietnam in the 2017 edition of Asialaw Profiles, a guide to the leading domestic and regional firms in the Asia Pacific. The...

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June 1, 2016

Top Rankings Awarded to Tilleke & Gibbins in Vietnam by IAM Patent 1000

IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2016  has placed Tilleke & Gibbins at the top of the legal market for patent work in Vietnam. Only seven other firms were included...

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May 16, 2016

WIPR Leaders 2016: Five Tilleke & Gibbins Lawyers Recognized in Patents and Trademarks

WIPR Leaders 2016, a handbook of the world’s preeminent lawyers practicing in patent and trademark law, has recognized five lawyers at Tilleke & Gibbins as leading practitioners in their fields....

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April 5, 2016

Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program Launched Between Vietnam and Japan

Thomas J. Treutler, Thang Duc Nguyen

Vietnam’s National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP) launched its first Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) as a pilot program with the Japan Patent Office (JPO) on April 1, 2016. The...

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January 13, 2016

New Avenue for Accelerated Patent Examination in Vietnam

Thang Duc Nguyen

In October 2015, the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP) signed its first Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) agreement with the Japanese Patent Office (JPO) to enable accelerated...

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May 14, 2015

Are Use Inventions Protected Under Vietnamese Law?

Thang Duc Nguyen

Like many developing countries, Vietnam has tended to exclude first and second (or subsequent) medical use inventions from patent protection in order to reduce drug prices. The patent office has...

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July 9, 2014

The Intellectual Property Review (Third Edition) – Vietnam Chapter

Thang Duc Nguyen, Loc Xuan Le, Linh Duy Mai

Tilleke & Gibbins’ top-rated intellectual property team provided the Vietnam chapter of the recently published The Intellectual Property Review (Third Edition), a guide to intellectual property...

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May 5, 2014

Vietnam Pharma Update 2014

While Vietnam represents a huge potential market for foreign investors in the pharmaceutical industry, the sector is heavily regulated and clear guidelines are not always available. To guide...

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