As Vietnam’s IP laws continue to develop, Tilleke & Gibbins was recently honored by Asia IP for the firm’s breakthrough victory in receiving a favorable opinion from the Vietnam Intellectual Property Institute (VIPRI). The case, recognized in Asia IP’s annual survey of landmark cases, involved a dispute between a leading agrochemical producer from Europe and three local Vietnamese companies. After reviewing the evidence and related submissions, the opinion issued by the VIPRI stated that the three local Vietnamese companies had infringed the agrochemical producer’s patent. The opinion was one of the first assessments that had ever been issued in a complex patent infringement case.
This case was handled by Tilleke & Gibbins attorneys Nga Thi Phi Ngyuen, Thomas J. Treutler, and Dung Thi Kim Vu.