Linh Thi Mai Nguyen heads the Tilleke & Gibbins trademark team in Vietnam and is recognized as a leading trademark attorney by the WTR 1000. Linh brings to the firm a comprehensive understanding of Vietnamese IP law both from a lawyer’s perspective and from the viewpoint of Vietnam’s legislators and judiciary, the product of more than a decade of experience as a lawyer advising owners of world-famous brands on protecting their IP rights in Vietnam, and five years as a legal program officer with the USAID-funded STAR project, where she coordinated with government agencies to ensure that Vietnam’s legal regime complied with international commitments. Linh has crafted persuasive arguments to win appeals and oppositions for foreign trademark holders in the fashion and consumer goods industries. She has also represented major franchises from the U.S. in the real estate and fitness sectors to resolve disputes with franchisees in Vietnam, and secure the protection of the IP assets of the franchisor. Linh is a former Fulbright scholar and a qualified lawyer of the Hanoi Bar Association. She serves on the executive board of the Vietnam Intellectual Property Association (VIPA) and is a member of VIPA’s International Cooperation Committee. She is also a member of INTA's Trademark Office Practices Committee.