Truong Quoc Viet

Partner – Head of IP Enforcement & Litigation
Email: hcmc@greenip.asia
Tel: (+8428) 6288 5149

BIOGRAPHY

Viet is the head of IP Enforcement & Litigation and operates the Ho Chi Minh City Office of GreenIP. He is an experienced advisor having deep knowledge of intellectual property (“IP”), logical reasoning, analytic abilities to advise clients on IP & brand protection strategy and practical experience in trade to determine IP right infringements and take IP right enforcement actions against infringers.

Over his career, Viet has gained experience in all aspects of IP in Vietnam, including patents, industrial designs, trademarks, copyright, investigation, and enforcement across a wide range of industry sectors. Before joining in GreenIP, Viet is the Deputy Head of IP & Technology Group in a famous law firm and Online Enforcement Manager for South East Asia region of an international organization.

EXPERIENCE

• Working closely with Online Enforcement Centre in Macedonia to monitor 40 brands in Vietnam and South East Asia
• Successfully convincing legal counsel of Facebook Inc. to clearly understand Vietnamese IP law and block access to trademark infringement content;
• Successfully opposing a decision of HCMC Inspectorate to force an owner of restaurant to voluntarily change the brand identity of his restaurant;
• Following litigation process to successfully defend a client in a civil lawsuit on design infringement claimed by Unilever Vietnam who had to withdraw their complaint;
• Following litigation process to successfully defend Binh Minh Plastic JSC in a civil lawsuit on unfair competition, the result of the 1st instance is to reject plaintiff’s complaint;
• Involving investigation stage to trace infringer’s warehouses and teaming up with market surveillance agency to prepare execution plan for seizing counterfeit goods;
• Acting as authorized agent of a plaintiff and collecting most of evidences to sue a famous company in F & B industry for trademark infringement;
• Serving warning letters to trade center management boards, e-commercial operators and providing sufficient explanation for them to break trading connections with infringers;
• Acting as agent of a Vietnamese inventor to take his PCT applications entered into national phase of 19 countries (USA, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Canada, Russia, Singapore, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, India, UAE and 06 countries in Europe)
• Advising a local book company on strategy and legal basis to overcome copyright violation claims of a Japanese publisher.
• Advising a package company on strategy and legal basis to successfully convince an artist to withdraw his complaint on copyright violation filed at the Court of Ho Chi Minh City

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