Biographical Summary

Mr. Vo Minh Tri is currently a lawyer at PLF and works at the office in Ho Chi Minh City. Prior to joining PLF, he worked for a long time with IP service providers and set up successful intellectual property rights with respect to trademarks, inventions, and industrial designs. He has also worked with the status of an “industrial property representative” in Vietnam. He has joined PLF in 2017 and has been in charge of the intellectual property field of domestic and foreign customers.

Professional Expertise

At PLF, Mr. Tri is currently considered as a lawyer with extensive experience in consulting, evaluating, establishing and enforcing intellectual property rights in Vietnam, especially in cases involving mechanical engineering, technology and transfer of technology. He proposed solutions to implement the customer’s intellectual property rights smoothly and in a time saving manner. Dispute resolution in intellectual property and advising on dealing with the infringement of such rights are also considered to be his strengths, especially cases involving appeals against violations by third parties. Through his experience, he supports clients in resolving disputes and preventing violations without going through court proceedings, which is highly appreciated by customers this meets the requirements of customers and saves time and cost in protecting their rights.

Significant Cases

  • Advised and registered patents for Sanofi-Aventis (France), Chinoin Company (Hungary), Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd, Thien Long Ballpoint Pen Company, Drsafe Company and other clients.
  • Advised and registered industrial designs for Philips (Netherlands), Tropicana (USA), Acecook Company, Minh Long 2 Technical Porcelain Company, Phu Cuong Wadrillco Co. Ltd. and other companies in Taiwan, China, Singapore & Myanmar.
  • Advised and registered trademarks in Vietnam, China, Italy, USA, Japan, Singapore and The United Kingdom and for various other companies like Tuan Viet Shoe Company, ADC Co. Ltd., Shuan Hwa Industrial Co. Ltd. Vietnam, Viet Phap Beer Beverage Joint Stock Company, Southeast Asia Brick Joint Stock Company, New Choice Foods Company and other companies.
  • Advised and carryed out procedures for transferring industrial property rights to Khanh Xuong Co., Ltd., Dai Thang Loi Trading and Production Co., Ltd., Guilin Latex Factory and other customers.
  • Advised and implemented procedures for licensing industrial property rights (license) of Vuong Kim Long Co., Ltd. & Long Tan Fertilizer Joint Stock Company.
  • Advised on handling infringement of the right to the exclusive patent of the utility solution “Fuel-saving equipment for engines” of Hoang Son Vinh Long Company, infringing on the rights to the trademark registration certificate of Cao Dai Nguyen Coffee Limited Company, etc.

Professional Associations

Vietnam Intellectual Property Association

HCMC Intellectual Property Association


Bachelor of Economic Law, Hanoi Open University Institute

Bachelor of Chemistry – Food, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology

IP Xpedite: Intensive course on intellectual property in English – KIPO – KIPA – WIPO 

IP General Course: Overview course on intellectual property in English – WIPO (Intellectual Property Department)

Course overview of intellectual property – WIPO