Mrs. Do Thi PHAN

Do Thi PHAN is an special counsel with KENFOX IP & Law Office, a licensed IP agent in Vietnam. She previously served as an IP expert for a state-owned firm for several years, where she oversaw patent prosecution applications, industrial designs, and trademark related issues. PHAN has experience and expertise in both contentious and non-contentious IP matters, involving complex intellectual property litigation and prosecution. She advises across the full breadth of IP rights including patents, designs, trademarks, copyright and rights in confidential information. PHAN has an extensive transactional IP practice and advises on all types of agreements which focus on IP or have a strong IP element including patent, know how, trade mark and copyright licences (both in- and out- licensing), collaboration agreements (including framework collaboration agreements) and research and development agreements. 


With over ten years of experience in IP sector, PHAN has provided practical and insightful advices to clients for IP matters in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, and other ASEAN countries. She has coordinated with the Vietnamese competent authorities on numerous IP infringement cases across multiple jurisdictions, and has built up an extensive network of clients. PHAN is recognized as being “commercially strong, hugely persistent, and IP savvy”. She speaks fluent Vietnamese and English

  • Provided expert advice to clients on complex patent matters and disputes.
  • Advised a luxury goods brand on the various IP considerations in a licensing arrangement.
  • Filed and successfully registered inventions and industrial designs with Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam, Department of Intellectual Property of Laos and Department of Intellectual Property of Cambodia.
  • Acted for a pharmaceutical company on the review and negotiation of several manufacturing agreements with its suppliers.
  • Oversaw the prosecution of over hundreds of patent applications filed in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, successfully registering many invention patents with the Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam.
  • Assisted one of worldwide well-known security ink manufacturers to successfully register invention patents in Vietnam.