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Phuong Thuy Nguyen

Associate, T&G Law Firm LLC (TGVN)


Phuong Thuy Nguyen is an associate with T&G Law Firm LLC (TGVN), a licensed law firm and IP agent that partners with Tilleke & Gibbins for local IP filings and litigation in Vietnam. Phuong specializes in intellectual property enforcement with a wide assortment of related tasks ranging from investigation to handling criminal cases to advising foreign clients on their best brand protection strategies in Vietnam.

Phuong also takes part in the firm’s dispute resolution practice, where she has helped clients resolve labor-related conflicts, IP litigation, and debt collection. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) and has attended courses and earned certificates in arbitration and mediation provided by the SIAC Academy (Singapore) and CIArb (Thailand).


  • Represented a well-known IT company to resolve a labor dispute initiated by an ex-employee who was claiming compensation of nearly USD 90,000.
  • Represented a world-famous U.S.-headquartered technology company in a labor dispute at the appellate proceeding, in which the ex-employee claimed compensation of nearly VND 1.8 billion (approx. USD 68,000).
  • Assisted an FDI company to successfully win the first-instance trial at the HCMC Court in a civil lawsuit initiated by its ex-employee claiming compensation for non-contractual liability of nearly VND 2 billion (approx. USD 85,000).
  • Assisted a well-known pharmaceutical company to resolve a labor-related lawsuit initiated by its ex-employee before the Court of District 1, HCMC. The value of the resolved compensation is about VND 928 million (approx. USD 39,500).
  • Assisted an international university in Vietnam in handling an internal investigation regarding employees’ alleged misbehavior and fraud.
  • Assisted a German client to initiate a compensation claim in an IP criminal case against a manufacturer who made profits from trademark-counterfeit products of nearly VND 1.2 billion (approx. USD 51,000).
  • Coordinated with other colleagues to represent an agricultural company before the Court of Binh Duong Province for recognition of a foreign arbitral award against a local textile company.
  • Advised a tobacco giant on actions against two shipments of counterfeit tobacco with total value of VND 16 billion (approx. USD 680,000), in transit from China to the Philippines through Vietnam’s Cat Lai international port.
  • Advised a world-famous fashion brand on collaboration with the investigation police on a case of criminal fraud.
  • Coordinated with the economic police to pursue a criminal case for a well-known European fashion brand against a counterfeit manufacturer.
  • On behalf of a world-famous fashion footwear designer, assisted the market surveillance department in an administrative action against trademark infringement in a high-end shopping center in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. The infringers were sanctioned nearly VND 100 million.
  • Advised a Singapore-based publisher of drug information and a well-known apparel manufacturer on copyright piracy in Vietnam and possible actions against infringers who operated copycat websites and offering free access to the copyrighted content.
  • Advised a European pharmaceutical company on a dispute related to debt collection.
  • Advised a tobacco company on actions against trademark and copyright infringement as well as infringing “.vn” domain names, and dealt directly with the infringers and cybersquatters to settle the matters.
ABOUT Phuong Thuy








    LLM, University of Exeter (U.K.)

    LLB, Ho Chi Minh City University of Law


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