Next week our managing partner and I head to Boston for the International Trademark Association annual meeting. Thousands of lawyers attend this event and make for a hectic five days. In light of our adventures in intellectual property, I thought I’d highlight our attorney who oversees the IP side of our practice.

Nguyen Thi Hong Anh

With both legal and technical background, she has been in practice as a patent & trademark attorney for over 20 years, dedicated to establishing, protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights for clients in Vietnam and other countries.

Hong Anh served in several positions dealing with IP and technology matters before she joined Indochine Counsel in 2006. She worked as a patent specialist for Pham & Associates from 1995 to 2003, and then vice manager of IP practice at Vision & Associates, Ho Chi Minh City Branch Office.

She is especially active in representing companies in prosecution work for patents, designs and trademarks as well as enforcement actions for IPRs. Hong Anh is also extensively involved in advising foreign companies in emerging IP rights and technology related matters in Vietnam such as internet, media and telecoms. Some clients she has advised include: William Prym GmbH & Co., Kg (DE), Mega Lifesciences (TH), Navigos JSC / VietnamWorks, Genus PLC (UK), Perfect International Resources Limited, Eurodrug Laboratories B.V, United Pharma (Vietnam), Inc., JuhlerGroup, Nuplex Resins Vietnam, Yahoo! Vietnam, PT. Propan Raya ICC, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited, Global Pharma Healthcare Ltd., Super Cyber, Phanu Group, Samsonite Europe N.V, Plethico Pharmaceuticals Limited, CIPLA Ltd, Behn Meyer, Green Cross Vietnam, EVN Land, Savico Group, Marion Biotech, FPT Online, G-MEI Network Technology, and KIDO Corporation.

Hong Anh has written a number of articles and analyses on IP laws and practice in Vietnam in foreign law magazines such as IAM MagazineAsia IP, and Asian Legal Business.

I have had the opportunity to work with Hong Anh a few times and find her to be an excellent and competent attorney. She knows what she’s talking about when it comes to IP. Hong Anh was also the first female partner at IC, and has acted as partner for several years now. She is the partner in charge of IP, and IT&T.