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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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 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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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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