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.
Areas of Practice 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.
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 over 30,000 trademark , 16,000 patents and 6,000 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.
Our professionals always strive to provide the best possible service to our clients, regardless of their size or nationality.
Office network 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.
Working languages Vietnamese, English, French, Russian, German and Chinese
Recent Awards & Ranking The firm was ranked tier one in Vietnam for patent, trademark prosecution and contentious matters (consecutively from 2008 to 2020) by Managing IP; was winner of the Vietnam Patent Firm of the Year Award (consecutively from 2009 to 2020), the Vietnam Trademark Firm of the Year Award ( 2019) by Asia IP.
Trademark "pa Pham & Associates, figure" is recognized as well-known mark in Vietnam and features in the list of the Top 50 Famous Brands in Vietnam (2016-2020).
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Selected work highlights
Advised on Hyphens Pharma’s IPO on the SGX Catalist
Advised on the launch of Samsung’s payment app, Samsung Pay, in Vietnam
Advised Hakuhodo Inc, Japan’s second largest advertising company, on its acquisition of a majority stake in Ho Chi Minh City-based IMC group Square Communications
Advised a joint venture on a USD 7.5 billion island multiplex project which consists of residential, commercial, entertainment and medical establishments
Represented BIDV, the oldest commercial bank in Vietnam, and its employees in a high profile litigation
Acted as lead counsels in two landmark infrastructure arbitration cases in Hong Kong with USD 500 million at stake (ICC rules)
Advised Taisho on its USD 107.4m acquisition of a controlling stake in Hau Giang Pharmaceutical
Advised on Habeco’s IPO on the HOSE
Advised Adventus Singapore on its joint venture with a local partner for the establishment of a 5-star resort in Da Nang