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Manh Hung Tran

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Hung Tran is the practice group leader of the Intellectual Property (IP) and Technology Practice Groups of Vietnam offices. For years, he has been constantly ranked as a leading IP lawyer by numerous researchers such as Chambers Global and Chambers Asia. He regularly writes articles concerning pressing legal issues in both English and Vietnamese, and his works have been published regularly in various reputable publications. He has assisted the government in reviewing and revising the IP Law, the IP provisions under the country’s criminal code, the draft e-Transaction Law, and the first draft Personal Data Protection Decree, etc. He is also a respected presenter in the area of IP, Franchising, Data Privacy, and Entertainment Laws. In addition to authoring many publications, Mr. Tran has lectured at Waseda University School of Law (Japan), Vietnam-German University, Hanoi Law University, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, Foreign Trade University, an international MBA Program (CFVG) and IP laws for the Professional Training School of the Ministry of Industry and Trade. He used to serve as the Chairman of the Legal Committee of Hanoi American Chamber of Commerce. Hung’s practices cover both contentious and non-contentious aspects of IP law, including trademarks, copyright, design, unfair competition, anti-counterfeiting, anti-piracy, domain names, commercial IP transactions including franchising and licensing arrangements, trade secret, and technology laws. Hung has represented some of the world's largest multinational companies in all aspects of commercial IP, including franchising, licensing arrangements, and setting up their commercial presences in Vietnam (including their retail stores and e-commerce platforms). While Hung's practices run the full gamut of IP work, he also has rich experience in the Telecommunications, Media, and Technology (TMT) practice, advising multinational corporations on data privacy, cybersecurity, e-commerce, offshore social media, digital services, data breach and incidents, and other emerging technologies. He has been assisting international film studios and streaming clients with various film and TV series productions in Vietnam.

In brief In an earlier post, we had reported about the draft Law on Organization of People’s Courts (“Law”), which among others had the goal to establish a Specialized Court of First Instance for Intellectual Property (“Specialized IP Court“) . On 24 June 2024, the National Assembly of Vietnam approved the amended Law. The Law has officially laid the groundwork for the establishment of a Specialized IP Court, marking a milestone for IP rights protection and…

In brief The People’s Supreme Court and the National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam are expediting the issuance of a draft law that supersedes the existing Law on Organization of People’s Courts. Among the proposed changes in the draft law, the option to establish a Specialized Court of First Instance for Intellectual Property (“Specialized IP Court”) has garnered considerable interest from intellectual property and legal professionals. The draft law is currently under review by the NA…