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.

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Sukontip Jitmongkolthong

T:+66 2653 5867

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Partner
Bangkok

Thomas J. Treutler

T:+84 4 3772 5633

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Partner
Hanoi

Aungkana Kiatkamolkul

T:+66 2653 5759

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Patent Specialist
Bangkok

Dung Thi Kim Vu

T:+84 4 3772 5554

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Patent Specialist
Hanoi

Hien Thi Thu Vu

T:+84 4 3772 5606

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Patent Specialist
Hanoi

Jitluedee Siemanond

T:+66 2653 5739

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Patent Specialist
Bangkok

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
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November 14, 2014

Alan Adcock to Present on the Role of IP in M&A and JV Transactions

Alan Adcock

The ASEAN Economic Community is nearing implementation, and with the free flow of investment set to mobilize M&A activities, investors, bankers, private equity firms, and other dealmakers are...

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June 13, 2013

Alan Adcock to Speak on Franchising at AMCHAM Thailand Event

Alan Adcock

Alan Adcock, partner and deputy director of the Tilleke & Gibbins intellectual property and regulatory affairs group, will be attending a joint meeting of the American Chamber of Commerce’s...

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June 9, 2015

ALB Diversity List 2015: Tilleke & Gibbins Counted Among Top Firms

Tiziana Sucharitkul, Darani Vachanavuttivong

Tilleke & Gibbins has been included in the first edition of the Diversity List, a list compiled by Asian Legal Business—forming part of the magazine’s “Women in Law” feature—that...

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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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March 15, 2016

Avoiding IP Pitfalls in Franchising in Vietnam

Thomas J. Treutler

With its huge population of 92 million, 50% of them under the age of 25, Vietnam has become an attractive destination for the world’s major franchises. In urban areas, numerous franchises in...

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March 4, 2016

Avoiding Patent Infringement Using Freedom-to-Operate Analyses

Benjapol Kongsombut

In today’s business world, patents are increasingly used by innovative companies as a tool to support technology transfer and to create opportunities for commercial success. Owning a patent...

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April 16, 2009

Bangkok Report – The Songkran (Thai New Year) Skirmish of 2009

David Lyman

This open letter from David Lyman to the clients of Tilleke & Gibbins addresses the events that unfolded in April 2009, when political demonstrations—sometimes violent—took place in Bangkok...

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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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