Le Van NGOC is an associate with KENFOX IP & Law Office, a licensed IP agent in Vietnam.
NGOC is a trade mark, designs and brand protection specialist, advising brand owners in a wide range of industry sectors including fashion, retail, sport, drinks, education, publishing, IT, biotech and professional services.
He handles all aspects of trade mark and design filing, prosecution and enforcement, and is regularly involved in complex, multi-jurisdictional filing programmes and cross-border disputes. His practice incorporates all elements of trade mark and design portfolio management, advice to brand owners on the registerability and availability of their brands, and conflict resolution through opposition, cancellation and/or infringement proceedings. He also advises brand owners on the proper usage and commercial exploitation of their brands as well as on the acquisition of third party brands and related due diligence.
Provided guidance to a well-known food products supplier on clearance searches for new brands.
Advised on complex cross-border licence and co-existence negotiations, involving cross-oppositions and cancellation proceedings before the IP Office of Vietnam, Departments of Intellectual Property of Laos and Cambodia.
Provided detailed pre-filing advice and managing an extensive international registration programme for a client’s new range of brands, including international filings under the Madrid Protocol and multiple national applications.
Successfully defended a client in opposition proceedings brought against a number of its national and regional trademark applications.
Oversaw an extensive international recordal programme following the intra-group transfer of a client’s global trade mark portfolio.