Loc Xuan Le is a principal in T&G Law Firm LLC (TGVN), a licensed law firm and IP agent that partners with Tilleke & Gibbins for local IP filings and litigation in Vietnam. With over 15 years of experience in IP enforcement, Loc is recognized as a leading IP attorney by Chambers Asia- Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, WTR 1000, and IAM Patent 1000, and is praised by clients and peers as “a powerhouse of energy and enthusiasm” and “one of the best lawyers in trademark enforcement in Vietnam” in Managing IP magazine’s IP Stars.
Loc has cultivated strong relationships with Vietnamese authorities including the court, market control, inspectors, the police, customs, and People’s Committees of various levels. He has organized and overseen raids for leading clients in the pharmaceutical, automotive, high-tech and luxury goods industries and frequently represents clients before the court. He also advises clients on technology transfer, IP licensing, and franchising matters.
Loc has secured several groundbreaking wins in patent infringement cases for major international pharmaceutical and agrochemical companies. In 2014, he obtained the highest award of attorney’s fees in the history of Vietnam on behalf of a U.S. ink cartridge printer company, a case that was named Case of the Year for Southeast Asia by Managing IP magazine. In 2015, Loc was nominated for the Disputes Star of the Year award for Vietnam at the Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards.
Loc sits on the executive board of the Vietnam Intellectual Property Association, and is a member of the INTA Unfair Competition Committee and the APAA Design Committee. He also serves as a visiting professor at some of Vietnam’s top universities and regularly publishes on IP matters.