Advised the Vietnamese government on post-WTO accession TRIPS compliance issues under the Beyond WTO Project funded by the World Bank.
Thomas J. Treutler
JD, Indiana University – Bloomington
BSE, University of Michigan
Thomas J. Treutler is the Managing Director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City offices. Tom is fluent in Vietnamese and is registered to practice as a Foreign Lawyer in Vietnam and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Court of International Trade.
Featured as a leading lawyer in intellectual property in Chambers Asia Pacific (2008-2013) and recognized in The International Who’s Who of Life Sciences Lawyers 2012, Tom has extensive experience in IP enforcement and has secured a number of landmark victories for foreign investors operating in the life sciences and technology sectors. He is also an advisor to USAID’s trade acceleration program in Vietnam; the chairman of EuroCham Vietnam’s Intellectual Property Rights Sector Committee; and the local expert for Vietnam for the European Commission’s ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk. Tom teaches an Introduction to IP Law course at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam in Hanoi, a university-level academy under Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for training future diplomats.
Tom previously headed the IP practice group of another international law firm in Vietnam and prepared and prosecuted patent applications in the semiconductor, computer, software, electronics, communications and medical device industries in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles.