Name: Treutler, Thomas J.
Firm: Tilleke & Gibbins (Vietnam)
Location: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City
Thomas J. Treutler is the Managing Director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City offices. Tom is fluent in Vietnamese and is registered to practice as a foreign lawyer in Vietnam and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Court of International Trade. He has drafted numerous patents that have been granted in the U.S. in areas relating to semiconductors, networking, encryption and database technology for clients including Intel, Cisco and Oracle.
Recognized as a leading lawyer in intellectual property by Chambers Asia Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, and Managing IP, Tom has extensive experience in IP enforcement and has secured a number of landmark victories for foreign investors operating in the life sciences and technology sectors. Tom chairs the East Asia and Pacific Subcommittee of INTA’s Famous and Well-Known Marks Committee; heads the Southeast Asia Subcommittee of AIPLA’s IP Practice in the Far East Committee; and serves as the Chairman of AmCham Vietnam’s IT, Telecom & IPR (ITTI) Committee. He is also the local expert for Vietnam for the European Commission’s ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk, and teaches an Introduction to IP Law course at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam in Hanoi, a university-level academy under Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for training future diplomats.