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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May 16, 2014

ALB IP Rankings: Tilleke & Gibbins “Tier 1” in Two Categories for Vietnam

Our firm’s IP practice in Vietnam has been placed at the apex of the IP legal market in Asian Legal Business’ latest annual rankings. In the categories of “Patents” and “Trademarks/Copyright,” we...

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March 20, 2014

Tilleke & Gibbins Named IP Firm of the Year for Vietnam by Managing Intellectual Property

Leading Southeast Asian law firm Tilleke & Gibbins was honored to again be named IP Firm of the Year for Vietnam by Managing Intellectual Property, a leading international publication for...

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March 4, 2014

Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked Among Top Patent Practices in Vietnam by Managing Intellectual Property

Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP practice in Vietnam has been awarded a “Tier 1” ranking from Managing Intellectual Property  magazine, in the category of patent prosecution. The firm was one of just...

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February 18, 2014

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Vietnam IP Practice Receives “Band 1” Ranking in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014

Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property practice in Vietnam has been placed at the top of the legal market by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014. The well-known legal publication placed our practice in...

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November 5, 2013

Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked as a Tier 1 IP Practice in Vietnam by Legal 500

In the 2014 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP group in Vietnam has been ranked as a Tier 1 practice for the seventh year in a row. The editorial quotes clients as...

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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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