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27 January 2022

Intellectual Property Services


As one of the leading IP firms in Vietnam, active since the first days of the Vietnamese IP field, InvestConsult Group covers a broad spectrum of practices areas, including patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright and domain names. Besides the registration of IP rights, we have been heavily involved in prosecution and enforcement over the years; we however maintain focus on franchising, licensing and branding issues, and technology transfer agreements.

We also assist clients to register and protect their IP rights in other countries, especially in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar.

Notable clients include FIFA, Walt Disney, Sanofi, Novartis, Japan Tobacco, Vietnam Airlines, Vinataba, Imperial Tobacco, Syngenta

Main Intellectual Property Services include:

  R egistration of Patents, Utility Solutions and Industrial Designs

 -   Arranging for patentability, state-of-the-art and validity searches
 -   Preparing and executing applications including national phase of PCT applications
 -   Cancellation and opposition proceedings
 -   Recording of mergers, acquisitions and changes
 -   Monitoring Patent expiries and arranging for annuity payments and renewals

    Trademark Services (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and other countries)

 -   Information and availability searches
 -   Preparing and executing trademarks applications including international applications
 -   Cancellation and opposition proceedings
 -   Recording of mergers, acquisitions and changes
 -   Monitoring trademarks expiries and arranging for renewals
 -   Alerting potentially conflicting trademarks

  Copyrights Services  

 -   Preparing and executing copyright applications in Vietnam
-   Cancelling and opposition proceedings
 -   Acting as attorney or representative in copyright and related matters, including fee collection,
     circulation and importations of copyrighted materials

  L itigation, Investigation, Anti-counterfeiting and Anti-unfair competition 

 -   Litigation including injunction proceedings
 -   Dispute mediation and arbitration
 -   Investigating existence, scope, ownership and commercial exploitation of intellectual property right infringements
-   Anti-counterfeiting, anti-piracy, unfair competition proceedings and custom actions
 -   Market monitoring for possible intellectual property right infringements

 Licensing/Franchising & Technology Transfer

 -   Contract drafting and contract review
 -   Arranging for contract registration in Vietnam
 -   Seeking partners and providing market information
 -   Counseling on establishment of foreign franchise systems in Vietnam

 Other related IP activities

 -   Services for domain names, new varieties of plants, topographies and other IP objects
 -   Evaluation of IP assets, IP damages
 -   Providing advice for the management of IP right portfolios
 -   Arranging for IP training and IP research and survey