Dung Thi Kim Vu

Patent Executive
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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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December 12, 2017

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018: Vietnam IP Practice Placed in Top Tier

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Intellectual Property practice was ranked in Band 1 in Vietnam in the 2018 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific. This is the 10th consecutive year the firm has achieved this top-...

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November 30, 2017

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018: Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked in Tier 1 for IP and Labor in Vietnam

Tilleke & Gibbins stands alone at the top of the field in Intellectual Property (International Firms) in Vietnam, according to the latest rankings from The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. The highly...

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November 29, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins Wins Three Asialaw Firm of the Year Awards

Tilleke & Gibbins has received high accolades for its exceptional regional practice at the inaugural Asialaw Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards, where it was named Southeast Asia Firm of the Year...

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November 15, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins Vietnam has Strong Showing in Asialaw Profiles 2018

In the 2018 edition of Asialaw Profiles, Tilleke & Gibbins was recognized as a leading law firm in Vietnam in seven practice areas, as follows: Outstanding: Intellectual Property; IT, Telco...

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October 23, 2017

Asia IP Patent 2017: Tilleke & Gibbins Top Tier for Thailand and Vietnam

In the 2017 edition of its annual Patent Survey, Hong Kong-based Asia IP  magazine has again placed Tilleke & Gibbins at the very top of the field, with Tier 1 rankings in the following...

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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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