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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March 16, 2015

ALB Power List 2015: Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked Among Top Law Firms in Asia

Placing our firm at the pinnacle of Asia’s legal market, Asian Legal Business  has ranked Tilleke & Gibbins among the top ten “domestic” law firms in Asia in the inaugural edition of the...

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March 12, 2015

Tilleke & Gibbins Named Firm of the Year 2015 for Asia by Managing IP

In what marks a momentous occasion for Tilleke & Gibbins, our firm is honored to have been named the “Firm of the Year 2015” in Asia by Managing Intellectual Property  magazine. This award,...

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March 12, 2015

Managing IP Global Awards 2015: Tilleke Recognized as Firm of the Year for Vietnam

For the second consecutive year—and the third time in four years—Tilleke & Gibbins has been named the “Firm of the Year” in Vietnam by Managing Intellectual Property  at the  magazine’s...

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February 13, 2015

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Vietnam IP Practice Ranked in Top Band in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015

Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property practice in Vietnam has been placed in “Band 1” in the recently released Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015  rankings. In order to determine the rankings,...

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February 11, 2015

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Patent Practice in Vietnam Ranked in the Top Tier by Managing Intellectual Property

In the latest annual IP Stars survey of the leading patent firms in more than 80 countries around the world, Managing Intellectual Property  has placed Tilleke & Gibbins’ patent practice in...

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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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September 1, 2009

Plant Variety Protection Clarified

Dung Thi Kim Vu

On June 19, 2009, the National Assembly of Vietnam adopted several amendments to the IP Law, which will enter into effect on January 1, 2010. The amendments regarding plant variety protection clarify...

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