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 (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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Daoviengnakhone Detxadachanh

T:+856 21 262 355

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Consultant
Vientiane

Juthathip Vorakajit

T:+66 2653 5896

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Consultant
Bangkok

Michelle Ray-Jones

T:+66 2653 5886

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Consultant
Bangkok

Ilda Nursiah

T:+6221 2971 8004

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Consultant
Jakarta

Philip M. Ziter

T:+84 4 3772 5580

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Consultant
Hanoi

David Mol

T:+855 23 964 210

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Phnom Penh

Tokunari Otake

T:+66 2653 5749

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Consultant
Bangkok

Chandavya Ing

T:+855 23 964 210

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Phnom Penh

Dino Santaniello

T:+66 2653 5607

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Bangkok
Vientiane
Yangon

Jakkrit Kuanpoth

T:+66 2653 5531

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Of Counsel
Bangkok
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October 15, 2015

ALB Indonesia Law Awards 2015: Tilleke & Gibbins Nominated as IP Firm of the Year

Tilleke & Gibbins has been nominated as a finalist in Asian Legal Business’s Indonesia Law Awards for the Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year award. The following criteria are...

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May 16, 2014

ALB IP Rankings: Tilleke & Gibbins “Tier 1” in Two Categories for Vietnam

Our firm’s IP practice in Vietnam has been placed at the apex of the IP legal market in Asian Legal Business’ latest annual rankings. In the categories of “Patents” and “Trademarks/...

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May 13, 2015

ALB IP Rankings: Tilleke’s Vietnam IP Practice Ranked in “Tier 1” in Two Categories

Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP practice in Vietnam has been ranked in “Tier 1” for “Patents” and “Trademarks/Copyright” by Asian Legal Business. The rankings were based on volume, complexity,...

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May 7, 2015

ALB Nominates Tilleke & Gibbins for IP Firm of the Year and Thailand Deal Firm of the Year Awards

Tilleke & Gibbins has been shortlisted for two awards in the ALB  Southeast Asia Law Awards 2015. Factors such as key hires and departures; complexity, innovation, breadth,...

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March 16, 2015

ALB Power List 2015: Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked Among Top Law Firms in Asia

Placing our firm at the pinnacle of Asia’s legal market, Asian Legal Business  has ranked Tilleke & Gibbins among the top ten “domestic” law firms in Asia in the inaugural...

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July 14, 2008

Appearance Overrides Function in Design Patent Applications

Titikaan Ungbhakorn

This article describes a 2007 case in which the Board of Patents again rendered a decision affirming that only the shape or appear­ance of a product design shall be taken into consideration when...

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September 13, 2007

Application Enters [COMFORT ZONE] Following Opposition

Recently, Thai inventors have become increasingly interested in filing new patent applications both in Thailand and overseas. These inventors face an important question: What is the easiest, most...

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April 24, 2008

Application for CERASIL Dismissed on Grounds of Bad Faith

In Unimin Corporation v. Department of Intellectual Property (February 19 2008), the Board of Trademarks has held that Industrial Mineral Development Co Ltd had applied for the...

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December 29, 2009

Application of Strict Liability to Intellectual Property Infringement

Nandana Indananda

The Doctrine of Strict Liability is the rule compelling a wrongdoer for legal responsibility for the damage incurred by an injured person without the need to prove the wrongdoer’s intention to...

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February 4, 2015

Applying Preliminary Injunctions in IP Lawsuits in Vietnam

Loc Xuan Le

In commercial lawsuits in general, and IP lawsuits in particular, the ability of rights holders to access one or more forms of injunctive relief is of utmost importance. The availability and...

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