Loc Xuan Le

Principal, T&G Law Firm LLC (TGVN)
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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.

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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June 12, 2017

IAM Patent 1000 Awards Top Rankings to Tilleke & Gibbins in Vietnam

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 – the World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2017  has ranked Tilleke & Gibbins at the top of the legal market for patent work in Vietnam in the...

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June 5, 2017

Asia IP Trademark Survey 2017 Awards Top Rankings to Tilleke & Gibbins in Four Countries

The Asia IP  Trademark Survey 2017 has recognized Tilleke & Gibbins with “Tier 1” rankings in three categories across four countries: Cambodia: Trademarks Myanmar: Trademarks Thailand:...

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May 12, 2017

ALB Awards Tier 1 Rankings to Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP Practice in Vietnam

Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP team has earned “Tier 1” rankings for “Patents” and “Trademarks/Copyright” in Vietnam. Asian Legal Business  identified the firm among a select few to be placed in the...

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April 13, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins Brings INTA’s Unreal Campaign to Vietnam

On April 26, World Intellectual Property Day, Tilleke & Gibbins and the International Trademark Association (INTA) will be organizing a special student outreach event at the Hanoi Law University...

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March 10, 2017

MIP Global Awards 2017: Tilleke & Gibbins Named Vietnam Firm of the Year for Fourth Straight Year

Tilleke & Gibbins was again honored as Firm of the Year for Vietnam at Managing Intellectual Property’s Global Awards 2017, held at London’s Savoy Hotel on the evening of March 9. This marks the...

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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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February 6, 2017

PLC Doing Business in … Global Guide 2017 – Vietnam Chapter

Attorneys from Tilleke & Gibbins have written the Vietnam chapter of Practical Law Company’s Doing Business in … Global Guide, an essential handbook for businesses looking to expand their...

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October 25, 2016

Sanctioning of Patent-Infringing Drugs in Vietnam

Loc Xuan Le

The effective protection of pharmaceutical patents has always been very important in national systems of intellectual property law. While effectiveness can be measured in many ways, any effective...

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July 22, 2016

Vietnam: New Guidance on Infringing Enterprise Names

Loc Xuan Le

On April 5, 2016, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) issued Joint Circular 05/2016/TTLT-BKHCN-BKHDT providing details and guidance on the...

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