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Dao Minh Tan Tran

Patent Executive


Dao Minh Tan Tran is a patent executive in the firm’s Hanoi office and a licensed IP agent. With a background in information technology and software development, Dao is a member of the patent team’s electronics and mechanical division. He advises clients on Vietnam’s IP practice and regularly prepares and files patent applications, translates patent specifications, and conducts patent searches, primarily in the fields of mechanics, electronics, and IT.

Dao has completed a number of training courses offered by WIPO, the Japan Patent Office, the Singapore IPOS, and Vietnam’s IP Office on patent drafting, patent information search, PCT applications, and other IP matters. Before joining Tilleke & Gibbins, he was the vice manager of a local IP firm, handling patent prosecution as well as trademark matters.


  • Advised and assisted foreign clients to establish and protect their IP rights in Vietnam.
  • Managed over 300 patent applications and 100 trademark applications
  • Monitored over 200 patent annuity cases during their effective period for international firms.
  • Translated many patent specifications from English into Vietnamese in the fields of mechanical engineering, electronics, electrical engineering, IT, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, and others.
  • Defended a local manufacturer’s trademark against opposition based on claims that opponent’s trademark is well-known.
ABOUT Dao Minh Tan








    BEng (Information Technology), Hanoi University of Technology


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