Dung Thi Kim Vu

Patent Executive
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Office

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Vietnamese, English

Education

Engineer of Chemical Technology, Hanoi University of Technology

Dung Thi Kim Vu is a Vietnam-qualified IP agent who focuses on patent matters. With a degree in chemical technology and extensive industry experience, Dung’s practice is broad and dynamic. She specializes in chemical and pharmaceutical patents, but prosecutes patents in all areas, including mechanical and computer patents. She also handles infringement matters, providing freedom-to-operate opinions and employing customs enforcement mechanisms to protect intellectual property.

In addition, Dung provides technical advice to the commercial team on a wide range of regulatory issues including pre-registration, product registration, and post-registration for pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food, animal feed, and other products. She also assists with plant variety protection matters. Dung worked as the Head of the Quality Control Group of the Assembly Department at Canon Vietnam and as the Head of the Patent Division at a local firm before joining Tilleke & Gibbins.

  • Helped an Italian pharmaceutical company prepare an application dossier and obtain a license to operate in the area of medicinal products.

  • Obtained an expert opinion on an agrochemical patent infringement in favor of the patent owner in a landmark case in Vietnam.

  • Provided a freedom-to-operate opinion pertaining to a drug for inhibiting human gastric acid secretions.

  • Obtained professional conclusions on patent infringement by the Vietnam Intellectual Property Research Institute in an ongoing patent infringement case concerning several patented insecticides.

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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 13, 2016

ALB Ranks Tilleke & Gibbins in Tier 1 for Patents and Trademarks/Copyright in Vietnam

In the latest annual IP rankings released by Asian Legal Business, Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP practice in Vietnam has received “Tier 1” rankings in the following two categories: Patents Trademarks/...

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March 11, 2016

Tilleke & Gibbins Named Vietnam IP Firm of the Year by Managing IP for Third Straight Year

Tilleke & Gibbins is honored to again be named Vietnam IP Firm of the Year by Managing Intellectual Property  magazine. The award, which recognizes Tilleke & Gibbins as the top...

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March 3, 2016

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Patent Team in Vietnam Ranked Among Top Firms by Managing Intellectual Property

The latest patent rankings have been released by Managing Intellectual Property  in the magazine’s annual IP Stars survey, which lists the leading patent firms in more than 70 countries around...

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February 10, 2016

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Vietnam IP Practice Placed in the Top Band by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016

Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property practice in Vietnam has achieved a “Band 1” ranking in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016. To determine the rankings, more than 140 researchers conducted client...

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June 3, 2015

Global Agriculture Law (1st Ed.) – Vietnam Chapter

Kien Trung Trinh, Dung Thi Kim Vu, Linh Duy Mai

Global Agriculture Law (1st Ed.), a guide that presents a Q&A-style overview of agriculture law in 22 jurisdictions around the world, has been published. The Vietnam chapter of the guide, written...

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July 5, 2013

Intellectual Property in Vietnam: Registration, Protection, Commercialization

The importance of protecting and enforcing your intellectual property (IP) rights can never be stressed enough. Without taking precautions, your business’s intellectual assets are more vulnerable to...

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June 29, 2011

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Pharmaceutical Advertising 2011 – Vietnam Chapter

Dung Thi Kim Vu

Advertising of pharmaceutical products is heavily regulated in many jurisdictions, and Vietnam is no exception. The Vietnam chapter of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Pharmaceutical...

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July 27, 2010

New Circular on Drug Registration

Dung Thi Kim Vu

Circular 22/2009/TT-BYT issued by the Ministry of Health, effective May 24, 2010, has clarified certain issues related to intellectual property rights and drug marketing approval in Vietnam. The...

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September 30, 2009

Treatment of Use Claims in Vietnam

Thomas J. Treutler, Dung Thi Kim Vu

Vietnam’s National Office of Intellectual Property (“NOIP”) recently vowed to clarify various ambiguities regarding the patentability of use claims in Vietnam. Under the current law, the NOIP...

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