Intellectual Property

Tilleke & Gibbins is a one-stop center for all IP services, including registration and enforcement, commercialization, litigation, government relations, and regulatory affairs. Our high-caliber practice is internationally recognized in anticounterfeiting, IP litigation, strategic filing advice, and commercial IP work.

We help creators strategically position, protect, and profit from intellectual assets in diverse markets worldwide. Our success on our clients’ behalf has led to global recognition as a leading intellectual property practice by such surveys as Asialaw Profiles, Chambers Asia Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Managing Intellectual Property, Practical Law Co., World Trademark Review, Asia IP, Asian Legal Business, and others. 

We are versatile practitioners—well-educated in the overlapping fields of science, technology, and the law by top universities and real-world practice in one of the toughest IP regions in the world. In Bangkok, our IP group consists of 48 lawyers, including 7 litigators; 9 patent agents with backgrounds in chemistry, biology, computer science, food science, materials science, or physics; 10 trademark executives; 60 support personnel, including a government/police liaison and a private investigator; and 24 technical specialists in various scientific fields, on an as-needed basis. The Vietnam IP team consists of 15 members, including veteran IP practitioners and patent agents.

We are educators—our IP attorneys provide free lectures and tours of our Museum of Counterfeit Goods to students of all ages, clients, diplomats, intellectual property practitioners, Thai and foreign police, Interpol officers, judges, government officials, and business executives. The museum’s collection is composed of more than 3,500 products in 14 broad categories of goods, many of which were used as evidence in court or seized in raids overseen by our firm. By viewing counterfeit goods alongside their genuine counterparts, museum visitors gain a new perspective on the extent and consequences of the counterfeiting of legitimate goods.

To learn more about our IP services and our achievements on behalf of our clients, please continue reading about our IP Registration and Enforcement, IP Commercialization, and IP Litigation practices.

Name Position Office

Alan Adcock

T:+66 2653 5871

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Darani Vachanavuttivong

T:+66 2653 5888

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok
Vientiane
Yangon

John King

T:+855 23 964 210

E-mail

Partner
Phnom Penh
Bangkok

Nandana Indananda

T:+66 2653 5879

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Srila Thongklang

T:+66 2653 5529

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Suebsiri Taweepon

T:+66 2653 5877

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong

T:+66 2653 5867

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Thomas J. Treutler

T:+84 4 3772 5633

E-mail

Partner
Hanoi

Jakkrit Kuanpoth

T:+66 2653 5531

E-mail

Of Counsel
Bangkok

Jeffrey J. Blatt

T:+66 2653 5644

E-mail

Of Counsel
Bangkok
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August 23, 2016

Malay Mail Online: Alan Adcock Interviewed on Innovation and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Alan Adcock

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a trade agreement that, among a number of things, offers longer protection for patents. Malaysia ratified the TPP this year. Critics of the TPP are of the...

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August 18, 2016

Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2016: Twelve Tilleke & Gibbins Attorneys Recognized

In this year’s edition of Asialaw Leading Lawyers, a guide to the Asia-Pacific’s leading practitioners, 12 lawyers at Tilleke & Gibbins were recognized for their outstanding...

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August 15, 2016

Roundtable Discussions in Hanoi and HCMC Focus on IP Awareness and the Media

Loc Xuan Le, Trung Nguyen

Loc Xuan Le and Trung Nguyen participated in roundtable discussions on IP enforcement organized by the Japan International Cooperation Agency and Vietnam’s National Office of Intellectual Property...

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August 11, 2016

IP Lunch Talk on August 31: Exploring Franchise Business

Alan Adcock

In the latest installment of our ongoing...

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August 8, 2016

John King Quoted in Asian Legal Business Article on Cambodia

John King

John King, partner at Tilleke & Gibbins and head of the firm’s Cambodia practice, was interviewed by Asian Legal Business  magazine for his views on the Cambodian market. His...

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August 25, 2016

The Department of Intellectual Property's IP Roadmap for Thailand

Jakkrit Kuanpoth

On June 20, 2016, Thosapone Dansuputra, the Deputy Director-General of Thailand’s Department of Intellectual Property (DIP), made a speech on the DIP’s roadmap for IP reform in Thailand. During...

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August 25, 2016

Suppression of Intellectual Property Infringement Subcommittee

Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa

Thailand 4.0 is the next step in Thailand’s evolution, according to Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha. Thailand 4.0, an economic model that aims to develop Thailand into a valued-based economy,...

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August 25, 2016

Commercializing Intellectual Property Through Securitization

Suebsiri Taweepon, Ploynapa Julagasigorn

The conventional practice to commercialize intellectual property (IP) is to directly exploit or license IP assets. A trend is emerging, however, to commercialize IP through securitization. This...

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August 25, 2016

Letters of Consent: A Viable Tool to Overcome Similarity in Trademark Cases?

Parichart Monaiyakul

One of the main rules of trademark registration in Thailand is that a trademark must not be identical or similar to a prior-registered mark. This is not, however, an absolute rule—exceptions exist...

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August 24, 2016

Global Patent Litigation 2016 – Thailand Chapter

Nandana Indananda, Piyawat Kayasit

The 2016 update of Global Patent Litigation  provides a comprehensive overview of patent law and litigation in six jurisdictions. It covers how a patentee can enforce a patent and...

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