Loc Xuan Le

Principal, T&G Law Firm LLC (TGVN)
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T: +84 24 3772 8811 ext. 120
F: +84 24 3772 8822

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Office

Languages

Vietnamese, English, French

Education

LLM, Université Montpellier 1

LLB, Hanoi Law University

Loc Xuan Le is a principal in T&G Law Firm LLC (TGVN), a licensed law firm and IP agent that partners with Tilleke & Gibbins for local filings in Vietnam. With over 15 years of experience in IP enforcement, Loc is recognized as a leading IP attorney by Chambers Asia Pacific, the WTR 1000, and the IAM Patent 1000, and is praised by clients and peers as "a powerhouse of energy and enthusiasm" and "one of the best lawyers in trademark enforcement in Vietnam" in Managing IP magazine's IP Stars.

Loc has cultivated strong relationships with Vietnamese authorities including the court, market control, inspectors, the police, customs, and People’s Committees of various levels. He has organized and overseen raids for leading clients in the pharmaceutical, automotive, high-tech and luxury goods industries and frequently represents clients before the court. He also advises clients on technology transfer, IP licensing, and franchising matters.

Loc has secured several groundbreaking wins in patent infringement cases for major international pharmaceutical and agrochemical companies. In 2014, he obtained the highest award of attorney’s fees in the history of Vietnam on behalf of a U.S. ink cartridge printer company, a case that was named Case of the Year for Southeast Asia by Managing IP  magazine. In 2015, Loc was nominated for the Disputes Star of the Year award for Vietnam at the Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards.

Loc sits on the executive board of the Vietnam Intellectual Property Association, and is a member of the Hanoi Bar Association. He also serves as a visiting professor at some of Vietnam's top universities and regularly publishes on IP matters.

  • Represented a world-leading ball bearing manufacturer to orchestrate an administrative raid. Approximately ten tons of counterfeit goods were seized. The infringer was then imposed with a record fine.

  • Litigated on behalf of a U.S.-based raisin producer and won a challenging case in which the defendant raised a copyright registration as a defense to trademark infringement.

  • Represented a world-leading manufacturer of coding, printing, and laser marking products and won a precedent-setting victory in which the court awarded record attorney’s fees to the plaintiff. Managing Intellectual Property  magazine selected the victory as its Case of the Year for Southeast Asia in 2014.

  • Represented one of the world’s leading biochemical corporations and secured a victory in a groundbreaking case of patent infringement in which the court agreed to enforce and protect an agrochemical patent for a foreign patentee against a local pesticide producer.

  • Won the second domain name dispute case handled by the Vietnamese courts on behalf of a well-known French cement producer.

  • Assisted a renowned U.S.-based consumer products and direct selling company in a groundbreaking case in which the Vietnam Internet Network Information Center recognized an administrative action to resolve domain name disputes and agreed to return the disputed domain name to the brand owner.

  • Assisted a British multinational pharmaceutical company in an unfair competition case involving the use of misleading trade dress by a local competitor. In a rare occurrence, the enforcement body in charge of resolving the case rendered the final conclusion in favor of the client without relying on an expert opinion from the National Office of Intellectual Property.

  • Conducted a series of coordinated raids on behalf of one of the world's top luxury goods brands in Vietnam.

  • Represented the world’s leading motorbike manufacturing company to enforce its rights against all types of infringement on a nationwide scale.

  • Represented a leading software developer to raid both end-users and producers of unlicensed computer software.

  • Advised major clients in the fields of confectionery, milk, and motorcycles in licensing their intellectual property rights in Vietnam.

  • Worked with clients to develop strategies to resolve domain name disputes and successfully requested that infringers surrender disputed domain names.

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December 12, 2017

Fourteen Tilleke & Gibbins Lawyers Receive Recognition in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018 Rankings

Chambers Asia-Pacific  has recognized the following 14 Tilleke & Gibbins lawyers and consultants for their impressive legal knowledge and expertise, capabilities, and client-focused services...

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December 12, 2017

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018: Vietnam IP Practice Placed in Top Tier

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Intellectual Property practice was ranked in Band 1 in Vietnam in the 2018 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific. This is the 10th consecutive year the firm has achieved this top-...

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November 30, 2017

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018: Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked in Tier 1 for IP and Labor in Vietnam

Tilleke & Gibbins stands alone at the top of the field in Intellectual Property (International Firms) in Vietnam, according to the latest rankings from The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. The highly...

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November 30, 2017

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018: Fourteen Tilleke Attorneys Named as “Leading Individuals”

The 2018 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific  has named 14 Tilleke & Gibbins lawyers from across Southeast Asia as “Leading Individuals.” Ten of the firm's lawyers were recognized in...

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November 29, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins Wins Three Asialaw Firm of the Year Awards

Tilleke & Gibbins has received high accolades for its exceptional regional practice at the inaugural Asialaw Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards, where it was named Southeast Asia Firm of the Year...

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December 13, 2017

Vietnam: Registered Drugs Not Immune from Infringement Charges

Loc Xuan Le

Recent patent infringement cases in Vietnam’s pharmaceutical sector have revealed the ambiguity of competent authorities’ roles in determining whether a patent has been infringed. Such vagueness has...

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November 24, 2017

PLC Copyright Litigation Global Guide 2017 – Vietnam Chapter

Linh Thi Mai Nguyen, Loc Xuan Le

Practical Law Company has launched the 2017 edition of its Copyright Litigation Global Guide, with a chapter on Vietnam authored by Linh Thi Mai Nguyen and Loc Xuan Le. Previously published under the...

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September 5, 2017

Vietnam: A New Dawn for Vietnam Domain Name Disputes?

Thomas J. Treutler, Loc Xuan Le

April 21, 2017, was an important milestone in the settlement of IP infringement cases relating to “.vn” domain names in Vietnam. This was the day the domain name <www.bmw.com.vn> was withdrawn...

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March 2, 2017

Vietnam: Domain and Company Name Regulations Tested

Loc Xuan Le, Linh Duy Mai

On January 12, 2017, the Ho Chi Minh City Court rendered a ruling in favor of a major Silicon Valley high-tech company, ending a lengthy dispute between the company and a Vietnamese entity over the...

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February 23, 2017

Vietnam: Loophole in “.vn” Domain Name Disputes

Thomas J. Treutler, Loc Xuan Le

Vietnam, like many other countries in the world, has an open policy on the registration and use of its country code top-level domain name, “.vn”. Accordingly, any individual or organization, whether...

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