The Legal 500

SB LAW provides a full-service IP offering and handles both contentious and non-contentious work for local and international clients on patents, trade marks, and anti-counterfeiting matters. The team is also skilled in handling cross-border work and has regional alliances with law firms around the region.

Asialaw Profiles

The firm registered patents, trademarks and industrial designs through Madrid and Paris Conventions for Thach Anh Construction Investment Corporation and acted in one of the few cases in which a Vietnamese company registered abroad. The firm is the Vietnam IP agent of prestigious clients such as Nippon Steel, Viettel, Vietnam Fund Management, MBank and MHY Singapore in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar. SBLAW lawyer is representing Mei Heong Yuen Food Industries in its trade mark for peanut products. The company has successfully sued Tat Thang Food Industry to enforce its mark.

The Legal 500

SB LAW handles a range of primarily non-contentious work for foreign and domestic clients on cross-border matters concerning the full spectrum of copyrights, patents and trade marks. As far as cross-border work is concerned, the firm has alliances with firms in other countries in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar.


‘SB LAW has specialised strong teams in each subject matter of IP. It provides exceptional and outstanding advice in tough cases.‘

Key Clients

Tin Nghia Corporation
Vietnam Satellite Digital Television Company Limited
Purolite Corporation
Escape Velocity Garment Service Trading Company Limited
Pt. Impack Pratama Industri Tbk
Eb Services Company Limited
Canal+ Group
Pizza 4ps Corporation
Taco Vietnam Trading Services Joint Stock
Huynh Kim Hao
Vinh Khang Technology & Science One Member Co., Ltd.
Gold Union International Limited


IFLR 1000

“…Led by finance and foreign investment specialist and partner Tran Trung Kien, SB Law boasts considerable banking capabilities. The firm’s clients include regional powerhouses such as Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, DBS Bank and PetroVietnam Finance.
Tran advises clients on complex and high-value banking transactions, and this year assisted a Vietnamese bank in preparing standard contract templates for a newly established branch of a Vietnamese bank in Cambodia
Partner Tran Trung Kien advised a branch of a Chinese bank in Hanoi regarding the financing of an infrastructure project in the centre of Vietnam…”

The Legal 500 2022

SB LAW predominantly focuses on patent and trade mark law matters, with additional expertise in industrial designs and copyrights, among other areas.


Know-how, ability to accommodate urgent requests and also collaborate with associates.’

Key Clients

Alfred & Jason International Patents And Trademarks

Asian Pacific Int’l Patent & Trademark Office

Honesty & Passion International Patent & Law Office

Koyo International Patent & Law Firm

Hertin & Partner Partg Mbb

Yoon & Lee International Patent & Law Firm, Llc

Ipr Movers

Reinhold Cohn And Partners

Dentons Patent Attorneys Australasia Limited

Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, Pllc

Bestray Joint Stock Company

Sika Limited (Vietnam)

Work highlights

  • Advised PCT Network on prosecuting hundreds of patents or trade marks in Vietnam.
  • Helped Mekong Capital Advisors Company Limited to overcome the refusal in Philippines, India, USA and re-filing trademark in Myanmar according to the Soft Opening System.
  • Assisted Premium Olaben Limited Company with conducting trade mark searches and registrations in many countries outside Vietnam including USA, EU, Canada and Australia.

Asialaw Profiles

The firm also handles traditional dispute resolution and acts for international companies. The practice, led by Nguyen Thanh Ha, defended state owned company Petrol Manning JSC against the execution of a foreign arbitration award from the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre for Steelco Trading. The court found the foreign arbitration contract void because of the irrelevant authority of the representative of the client.

The Legal 500

SB Law Firm acts for clients such as the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Hanoi branch), Military Joint Stock Commercial Bank and DBS Bank. Kavitha Kannan joined the team in October 2012 to assist in growing the firm’s Indian and Commonwealth client base. Tran Trung Kien is a name to note.

The Legal 500

The two-partner team at SB Law Firm represents clients such as VSTV, LG and Daio Paper Corporation, and has recently added PVFC, Watts Regulator Company and Panera LLC to the roster

Key highlights included advising China Railway No.8 Engineering Group on applying for patents for industrial designs and inventions; acting for PVFC on registering trademarks globally; and advising Tin Nghia Corporation on enforcement issues

The Legal 500

SB LAW advises domestic and international clients on a range of trademark, patent, industrial design and copyright matters, including licensing and franchising, technology transfer agreements, enforcement and litigation, as well as anti-counterfeiting proceedings. Nguyen Thanh Ha is a key name.


‘SB Law’s experience in specific areas, together with reasonable prices, make the firm competitive when compared with others. The team is nice, responsive and provide a good consulting service.’

Key Clients

EB Services Company

Tin Nghia Corporation

Early Start JSC

Electronics Communications Technology

Investment Development Joint Stock Company

Elsa Company

Bumhan Industries

VCC Vietnam Co.

Couple Group

Saigon Binh Tay Beer Group Joint Stock Company

Jones & Co

Mekong Capital Advisors

Work highlights

  • Represented Early Start in proceedings with trademark registrations in Indonesia and Thailand.
  • Advised Muddy Waters, LLC in registering their 05 trademarks in Vietnam.
  • Advised Thien Sinh Joint Stock Company on trademark registration in Laos.