Our long history as a leading IP firm has resulted in highly skilled and experienced individuals.
The firm’s currently employs 120+ people, including 14 attorneys at law, 26 registered IP attorneys and 28 experts, consultants specialized in various technical areas and the remaining is support staff. Almost all of our professionals have graduated from prestigious Vietnamese and foreign universities and they are fluent in English.
Our attorneys work in all technical areas, including chemistry, electronics, pharmaceuticals, bio- technology, energy, material sciences, mechanics and telecommunications; they are accountable for and handle matters in person, with full support from other team members where needed. This enables them to become extremely proficient and effective at performing their tasks.
From its foundation until now Pham & Associates has been being the most prolific filer of patent applications in Vietnam each year and the ratio of patents granted to applications filed has also been higher compared to any other law firm. We achieved and maintained this excellent outcomes because we possess strong IP professional groups responsible for translation of patent applications from various foreign languages, mainly is the English, into Vietnamese. This translation groups consist of our IP attorneys being as a kernel and a number of collaborators who are senior researchers, professors, scientists of universities and R&D institutions. At the time being the number of our patent translation staff (in-house patent attorneys and collaborators) amounted to 90 persons, focused on mechanic, electronic, chemistry, pharmaceutical and bio-technology fields.
The firm has developed an internal training program and supports all professionals in attending relevant refresher courses, seminars and workshops – both at home and abroad - in order to remain current and keep pace with the evolving legal environment and cutting edge technologies.
P&A’s particular strong points are patent and trademark prosecution, oppositions and IP rights enforcement, especially the handling of unfair competition and IP infringement through administrative measures. This strength comes from the firm’s years of professional experience, combined with a thorough understanding of domestic and international business culture and long-standing relationships with competent authorities.
A work-specialization, rapid response to every client’s demand and quality emphasis at all stages are the key characteristics that make P&A differentiated from other firms. Consistently using this approach since its foundation, the firm has a proven track record of providing its clients with effective, responsive, and courteous service at a reasonable cost for years.
Mr. Pham Vu Khanh Toan, Managing Partner
BSc in Physics, LLB and MIP
Patent and Trademark Attorney (1988)
Copyright Attorney (2002)
Attorney at Law (1997)
As the founder and managing partner, Mr. Pham Vu Khanh Toan has a profound understanding of IP and is very experienced, creative and able to come up with solutions. He has been building around him a good team – the key factor for ensuring the firm’s long-term success.
Mr. Pham is a member of the Vietnamese Lawyers Association, INTA, APAA, AIPLA, ECTA, IBA, FICPI, LES, LAWASIA and AIPPI (independent).
He is now Vice-President of the Vietnamese Anti-Counterfeit Goods Association and the Ho Chi Minh City Intellectual Property Association.