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.

Practice contact Cambodia: 
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Sonthaya Sunkapongse

T:+66 2653 5735

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Patent Specialist
Bangkok

Benjapol Kongsombut

T:+66 2653 5750

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Patent Specialist
Bangkok

Thanh Phuong Vu

T:+84 4 3772 5571

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Patent Specialist
Hanoi

Yen Thi Vu

T:+84 4 3772 5608

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Patent Specialist
Hanoi

Salil Siriwat

T:+66 2653 5670

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Patent Specialist
Bangkok

Anh Tu Nguyen

T:+84 4 3772 8811 ext. 110

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Patent Specialist
Hanoi

Lan Thi Mai Trinh

T:+84 4 3772 8811 ext. 121

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Patent Specialist
Hanoi

Son Cao Pham

T:+84 4 3772 5629

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Patent Specialist
Hanoi

Chanika Sophonsiri

T:+66 2653 5531

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Patent Specialist
Bangkok

Cong Chi Phung

T:+84 4 3772 5603

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Patent Specialist
Hanoi
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August 5, 2015

AMCHAM Thailand Event on August 13: FDA and Livestock Development

Alan Adcock, Atthachai Homhuan, Siradapat Ratanakorn

Alan Adcock, partner and deputy director of the intellectual property department, Dr. Atthachai Homhuan, manager of regulatory affairs, and Siradapat Ratanakorn, consultant, in Tilleke &...

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May 22, 2013

AMCHAM Thailand Features Museum of Counterfeit Goods Among Member CSR Programs

In the most recent issue of its T-AB: Thai-American Business magazine, the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand focuses on the corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs of its...

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March 26, 2014

AMCHAM Thailand: Tilleke & Gibbins’ Co-Managing Partners Share Thoughts on Developing Future Thai Leaders

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Tiziana Sucharitkul

In the latest edition of T-AB: Thai-American Business, a journal published by AMCHAM Thailand, Darani Vachanavuttivong and Tiziana Sucharitkul, co-managing partners at Tilleke &...

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April 9, 2010

An Easy Approach to Worldwide Patent Protection

For inventors, the prospect of worldwide patent protection for your invention ought to sound very compelling. On the other hand, it may also sound complicated, time-consuming, and expensive. ...

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November 26, 2012

Areeya Pornwiriyangkura to Present on Business Expansion Through IP Licensing

Areeya Pornwiriyangkura

On November 29, a free one-day seminar in Bangkok will educate business professionals about the important role of intellectual property management in enhancing corporate competitiveness. Organized...

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July 4, 2014

Board of Trademarks Decisions Highlight Difficulty of Cancelling Mark for Non-Use

Nandana Indananda, Parichart Monaiyakul

The Thai Trademark Act allows any interested party or the registrar to file a petition with the Board of Trademarks to cancel a trademark registration on the basis of non-use. In order for a mark...

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August 16, 2012

Bolar Provision Revisited: Thailand’s Approach in the Age of Patent Expiry

Usually, during the life of a patent, acts of manufacturing or importation are considered an infringement of the patent owner’s rights. The “Bolar provision” exempts from infringement all uses of...

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March 22, 2012

Border Control in Vietnam

Thomas J. Treutler, Loc Xuan Le

Tilleke & Gibbins has assisted a number of clients in successfully enforcing their intellectual property rights (IPRs) at border gates by employing border control measures. This article...

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June 15, 2009

Border Measures and the Draft Customs Act

Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa

Intellectual property owners receive significant benefits from the border measures that are carried out by Customs officers in Thailand. More than a million pieces of counterfeit products are...

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September 6, 2013

Brand Protection in Myanmar: Laying the Groundwork for Investment

Darani Vachanavuttivong

It seems that everyone wants to invest in Myanmar, but no one knows quite where to start. Many potential investors—from pioneering entrepreneurs to leading multinational corporations—are in a...

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