Intellectual property is often the foundation for building a strong business and essential assets. The way you define, register and protect your innovation and creativity are strategic issues in today’s market, not only in Vietnam but also in other wider markets, to create and maintain your competing edge. We deeply understand the issues and will help you register, protect and use your intellectual properly

Services

- Patent/ Design Registration & Protection

Your patents are increasingly becoming important and valuable component of your asset portfolio in today’s market. We offer innovative, commercially-focused and practical advice to help you protect and manage your patents portfolio strategically. Our services in this area include:

Patent/design registration (including preparation, translation and filing of applications to for patents, designs and utility models, including advising clients on the patentability and protection of inventions);

Protection program (including advice on or help to formulate programs to identify and protect inventions);

Patent licensing (including patent licensing and cross-licensing work);

Patent litigation and disputes (involving patent infringement, oppositions, ownership dispute/interference proceedings, and alternative dispute resolution).

- Trademark Registration & Protection

Your trademarks are an increasingly important and valuable component of your asset portfolio in today’s brand-driven global economy. We offer innovative, commercially-focused and practical advice to help you protect and manage your trademark portfolio strategically. Our services in this area include:

Advising on selection and suitability of marks for registration;

Trademark classifications;

Searching prior registrations and applications;

Advising on prospects for obtaining registration;

Filing applications and prosecution to registration;

Conducting opposition proceedings;

Advising on proper use of trademarks in packaging, labelling, advertising in print and electronic media;

Watching and renewing registrations;

Advising on rights in trade names, trade dress, passing-off, unfair competition, and unregistered trademark rights acquired through use;

Negotiating and drafting agreements for the purchase, sale, or licensing of trademark rights;

Registering license and user agreements;

Trademark enforcement and litigation.

- Copyright Registration & Protection

We advise and assist clients in determining the protection possibilities, counselling on registration and other steps that can yield significant advantages in licensing and protecting copyrights. Our services in this area include:

Copyright ability advice;

Research for ownership and protect ability issues;

Advice on registration, use and protection;

Agreement negotiation and preparation for the creation, ownership, licensing, purchase, sale or collection of royalties (under copyright licenses) of copyright material;

Infringement advice and anti-piracy (including taking legal action against infringers);

Copyright dispute litigation.

- Domain Name Registration & Protection

We advise and assist clients in determining the protection possibilities, counselling on registration and other steps that can yield significant advantages in licensing and protecting copyrights. Our services in this area include:

Copyright ability advice;

Research for ownership and protect ability issues;

Advice on registration, use and protection;

Agreement negotiation and preparation for the creation, ownership, licensing, purchase, sale or collection of royalties (under copyright licenses) of copyright material;

Infringement advice and anti-piracy (including taking legal action against infringers);

Copyright dispute litigation.

- IP Commercialization

We advise and assist clients in determining the protection possibilities, counselling on registration and other steps that can yield significant advantages in maintaining and protecting their rights. Our services in this area include: IP due diligence and analysis (including searches for infringement, register ability and validity analysis, IP risk assessments, etc.);

Cross-border and multi-national transactions (including IP licensing, franchising, IP acquisitions, distributorship, technology transfer, confidentiality, etc.);

Other services (including consumer products, foods and beverages, trade secret, data protection, etc.).

- Enforcement & Litigation

We are pioneers in using creative and effective enforcement strategies aimed at e.g. stopping the mass production of counterfeits and pirated goods, and preventing any variations thereof. We follow both tested and innovative approach, on a case-by-case basis. We employ different types of remedies, from civil, criminal to administrative remedies against infringers, and particularly work closely with competent authorities. Our services in this area include:

IP identification, investigation, survey;

Anti-counterfeiting, anti-piracy and preventive program (including public relations);

Warning, negotiation, mediation, dispute resolution, arbitration;

Representing and defending before competent authorities (including NOIP, customs, market management, competition management, arbitration, and court system); and Enforcement.