Pham & Associates


Hanoi Head Office
8 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hoan Kiem District
Hanoi, 100000

+(8424) 3824 4852

+(8424) 3824 4853

Key contacts:

Director, Managing Partner: Pham Vu Khanh Toan
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Senior IP Consultant: Tran Dzung Tien
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 14 attorneys-at-law, 34 IP attorneys
Network memberships: Vietnam Lawyers Association (VLA), Vietnam Intellectual Property Association (VIPA), INTA, AIPLA, ECTA, IBA, FICPI, LES and LAWASIA
Languages: Vietnamese, English, Russian, French, German, Chinese

Founded in 1991, Pham & Associates is the oldest and one of the most prominent IP Law firms in Vietnam. With strong practice groups in both IP prosecution and contentious matters, the firm continues to be one of the largest filers in Vietnam and is very experienced in conducting appeal, opposition and invalidation procedures with the National Office of Intellectual Property (NOIP) and related agencies, suing in court to resolve IP disputes or negotiate to reach out-of-court agreements and provide expert opinions on IP matters. Since 2001, the company also provides legal consulting services on business law in Vietnam.

The Staff

With the staff of 110+, including 14 attorneys-at-law, 34 IP attorneys and 30 consultants we work in all technical areas, particularly in chemistry, mechanics, electronics, pharmaceuticals, bio- technology, material science and telecommunications. To date, Pham & Associates has filed in total about 32,000 trademark , 18,000 patent and 7,000 industrial design applications and currently represents nearly 2,000 clients in 40 countries. The firm is also the largest filer of PCT applications designating Vietnam.

Equipped with a self-designed, full-featured docketing software and an updated IP database our attorneys are able to carry out all types of searches, track the status and progress of each file at each stage and report results to clients in a timely manner.


With a head office in Hanoi and branch offices in Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang and Hai Phong, our attorneys can respond quickly to clients and meet them face-to-face at their companies to advise and give solutions, particularly when handling IP disputes and infringement cases.

Recent Awards & Ranking

The firm was ranked tier one in Vietnam for patent, trademark prosecution and contentious matters (consecutively from 2008 to 2022) by Managing IP; was winner of the Vietnam Patent Firm of the Year Award (consecutively from 2009 to 2021), the Vietnam Trademark Firm of the Year Award ( 2019-2021) by Asia IP.

In Vietnam, trademark "pa Pham & Associates, figure" is recognized as well-known mark and features in the list of the Top 50 Famous Brands in Vietnam continously from 2016 to 2022.

  • Intellectual Property: patents, utility solutions, trademarks, industrial designs, geographical indications, trade names, domain names, trade secrets, IP asset management and evaluation, searches, filing, prosecution, maintenance and renewal, IP rights litigation and alternative dispute settlements, IP rights enforcement through administrative measures, anti-counterfeiting, unfair competition, licensing, franchising and technology transfers.
  • Business law: corporate, investment, real estate and construction, commerce, tax, finance and banking, shipping, insurance, employment and dispute resolution.

Pham Vu Khanh Toan
Attorney at law, registered IP attorney

  • Advised Mr. CK (Thailand) successfully defend against the petition from KVP to invalidate 05 composite marks consisting of words “wax one”
  • Advised Natures Aid Ltd (UK) in invalidating trademark “BEEKEI L 30 TABLETS Active Man natures aid, figure”registered in bad faith
  • Advising PIAGGIO & C.S.p.A (IT) to appeal the entire first-instance judgment in favor of a local company for infringement of motorcycle design patent
  • Advised Evilalis SA (CH) successfully objected to the refusal to register the mark “BERNAQUA, figure’
  • Advised "FREY WILLE" GmbH & Co. KG (AT) overcome the refusal to register the trademark “FREY WILLE” in Vietnam
  • Advised domestic company Ms.N.T.H successfully defend against invalidation of mark “GW, figure”
  • Advised Guangxi Yingxing Trade Co., Ltd. (CN) successfully defend against invalidation of the mark "JianMei, figure"
  • Advised domestic TPBank successfully defend against the petition from EMVCo, LLC (U.S.A) to invalidate the marks “Plus TPBANK, figure”, “FreeGo, figure”.

  • Industrials and manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals and life sciences
  • Technology and telecommunications

Branch office in Ho Chi Minh 
No.8 Nguyen Hue St., Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
+ (84 28)38235803
+(84 28)38235832

Branch office in Danang
147 Trung Nu Vuong Rd., Hai Chau Dist., Da Nang city, Vietnam
+(84 236)3572456
+(84 236)3572454

Branch office in Haiphong
No.551 Nguyen Binh Khiem St., Hai An Dist., Hai Phong city, Vietnam
+(84 225)3804296
+(84 225)3804296