Thang Duc Nguyen

Head of Patent Group, Vietnam
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Practice

Office

Languages

Vietnamese, English

Education

LLB, Hanoi Law University

BA, Hanoi University of Foreign Studies

BSc, Hanoi Polytechnic University

Thang Duc Nguyen is a certified attorney-at-law and heads the patent group in Tilleke & Gibbins’ Vietnam offices. Thang specializes in prosecuting patent and industrial design applications for foreign clients in all industry sectors, from chemical to automotive to software. His efficient, methodical, detail-oriented working style has helped him handle more than 900 patent applications over 14 years in the practice area. Thang also advises clients on patent issues and strategies in Vietnam, and handles other proceedings related to patent and design.

An avid lifelong learner, Thang has earned degrees in the disparate fields of law, organic chemistry, and English, and has spoken and written on patent law for Vietnamese government agencies and international publications. Thang is a member of the Hanoi Bar Association and a Vietnam-qualified patent agent.

  • Conducted patent and design searches on behalf of clients in a wide range of industries.

  • Drafted patent specifications to accurately capture novelty and inventiveness while ensuring the broadest possible protection.

  • Filed and successfully registered inventions and industrial designs with Vietnam's National Office of Intellectual Property

  • Represented clients in filing appeals, oppositions, and cancellations to strengthen and defend their valuable patents.

  • Provided expert advice to clients on complex patent matters and disputes.

  • Invented and was granted a Vietnamese petty patent on a device to prevent myopia.

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February 15, 2018

WIPR Leaders 2018 Recognizes Eight Tilleke & Gibbins Lawyers for Patent and Trademark Work

WIPR Leaders 2018, a handbook of the world's best patent and trademark practitioners, has recognized eight lawyers at Tilleke & Gibbins as leaders in their fields. Tilleke & Gibbins has four...

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February 12, 2018

Managing IP: Thang Duc Nguyen and Linh Thi Mai Nguyen Quoted on Vietnam’s IP Procedures

Linh Thi Mai Nguyen, Thang Duc Nguyen

On January 15, 2018, Vietnam implemented changes to its patent and trademark examination procedures to bring them more in line with international standards. In a recently published article on the...

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February 6, 2018

IP Stars 2018: Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked in Top Tier for Trademark in Vietnam

Tilleke & Gibbins’ trademark practice in Vietnam again received top-tier recognition from Managing Intellectual Property  in its 2018 IP Stars rankings. The Vietnam team was ranked in Tier 1...

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January 25, 2018

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Vietnam Trademark Practice Ranked in “Gold Band” for 2018

Tilleke & Gibbins Vietnam has been ranked in the “Gold Band” for the eighth consecutive year in the 2018 edition of WTR 1000, a publication by World Trademark Review  showcasing...

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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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February 9, 2018

Vietnam-Japan PPH Pilot Program Begins Final Year

Thang Duc Nguyen

It has been reported that the National Office of Intellectual Property (NOIP) of Vietnam will begin accepting requests on April 2, 2018, for the final year of its Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)...

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December 20, 2017

Vietnam Pharma Update 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins’ fourth annual Vietnam Pharma Update  provides a compilation of articles on the life sciences sector in Vietnam written by our lawyers, IP executives, and regulatory...

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December 2, 2017

Key Changes in Amended Circular 01

Thang Duc Nguyen, Linh Thi Mai Nguyen

Circular No. 01/2007/TT-BKHCN, an important legal document in the intellectual property area in Vietnam, was recently amended for the fourth time,1 with the changes to take effect on January 15, 2018...

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July 10, 2017

Post-Grant Amendment of Patents in Vietnam

Thang Duc Nguyen, Cuong Hong Dang

In Vietnam, granted patents can be amended under provisions found in Article 97 of the Law on Intellectual Property (IP Law). Under Article 97, a patent owner has the right to ask the National Office...

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May 24, 2017

Vietnam-Japan PPH Ends Second Year

Thomas J. Treutler, Thang Duc Nguyen

As previously reported, the National Office of Intellectual Property (NOIP) of Vietnam began accepting Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) requests for the second year of the PPH pilot program with the...

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