Intellectual Property

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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 (IP) practice in Thailand and Vietnam 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.

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Alan Adcock

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Partner
Bangkok

Darani Vachanavuttivong

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Partner
Bangkok
Vientiane
Yangon

Nandana Indananda

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Partner
Bangkok

Srila Thongklang

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Partner
Bangkok

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong

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Partner
Bangkok

Thomas J. Treutler

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Hanoi

Jeffrey J. Blatt

T:+66 2653 5644

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Of Counsel
Bangkok

Ampolphan Sriduangchan

T:+66 2653 5746

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Associate
Bangkok

Areeya Pornwiriyangkura

T:+66 2653 5882

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Bangkok

Chidapa Kongrassmee

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Bangkok
Date Title
January 28, 2011

Firm’s IP Experts Present on Trade Secrets

Nandana Indananda, Siraprapha Rungpry

IP specialists, Nandana Indananda, Partner, and Siraprapha Rungpry, Consultant, presented on “Protecting and Enforcing Business Trade Secrets,” at the fifth IP Lunch Talk at the Tilleke...

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January 15, 2011

Darani Vachanavuttivong Recognized as a Leading Lawyer

Darani Vachanavuttivong

Our Darani Vachanavuttivong, Co-Managing Partner and Managing Director, Intellectual Property, is currently recognized in the following Expert Guides published by the Legal Media Group:

October 20, 2010

Tilleke & Gibbins Named Patent Firm of the Year

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Alan Adcock

On October 20, 2010, Asia IP awarded Tilleke & Gibbins the distinctions of Trademark Firm of the Year for Thailand and Patent Firm of the Year for Thailand.

Asia IP...

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February 25, 2011

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2011 Honors Seven Tilleke & Gibbins Attorneys

Cynthia M. Pornavalai, Darani Vachanavuttivong, Hassana Chira-aphakul, Michael K. Lee, Sriwan Puapondh, Thawat Damsa-ard, Thomas J. Treutler

On February 25, 2011, Chambers Asia-Pacific released its rankings for law firms and individual lawyers.  Based on thousands of interviews conducted by a team of 50+ full-time...

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February 1, 2011

PLC Which Lawyer Names the Firm’s IP Group a Leading Practice in Thailand

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Alan Adcock

In February of 2011, PLC Which Lawyer named the firm’s IP group a leading practice in Thailand, with the firm’s regulatory affairs practice, serving clients in the life sciences, also...

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January 28, 2014

International Franchising – Thailand Chapter

Alan Adcock, Sriwan Puapondh

Trademarks, tax, and termination are the terms in a franchise agreement most likely to cause trouble for a franchisor in Asia. In Thailand, many of the world’s most successful franchise models...

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September 14, 2011

Trademark Protection for Three-Dimensional Shapes in Thailand

Nandana Indananda

Anyone with even a basic knowledge of intellectual property law knows that a trademark must enable consumers to distinguish the product of one enterprise from the products of other enterprises. To...

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September 22, 2011

Managing IP Q&A: Patents in Thailand

Nuttaphol Arammuang, Parichart Monaiyakul, Jitluedee Siemanond, Titikaan Ungbhakorn

Patent owners who wish to seek protection in multiple countries are often faced with many questions, as each jurisdiction may have a unique set of requirements. To answer some of these questions...

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November 3, 2011

New Laws But Little Enforcement

Thomas J. Treutler

Vietnam passed a lot of new IP laws in advance of its accession to the World Trade Organization for compliance with TRIPs standards. This increased awareness of intellectual property and brought...

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November 4, 2011

Make Sure Your IT Is Legal or Face the Consequences in the US

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa

A recent seminar held in Bangkok, “Shifting Sands in International Trade – Opportunities for Southeast Asian Manufacturers”, received extensive coverage in the national press. Cohosted by the...

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