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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Alan Adcock

T:+66 2056 5871

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Darani Vachanavuttivong

T:+66 2056 5888

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok
Vientiane
Yangon

John King

T:+855 23 964 210

E-mail

Partner
Phnom Penh
Bangkok

Nandana Indananda

T:+66 2056 5879

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Somboon Earterasarun

T:+66 2056 5744

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok
Jakarta

Suebsiri Taweepon

T:+66 2056 5877

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong

T:+66 2056 5867

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok
Vientiane

Thomas J. Treutler

T:+84 4 3772 5633

E-mail

Partner
Hanoi
Ho Chi Minh City

Jakkrit Kuanpoth

T:+66 2056 5868

E-mail

Of Counsel
Bangkok

Jeffrey J. Blatt

T:+66 2056 5644

E-mail

Of Counsel
Bangkok
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December 29, 2016

Thomas Treutler Honored with Seat on Maurer School Global Advisory Board

Thomas J. Treutler

Thomas J. Treutler, managing director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Vietnam offices, has recently accepted an offer from Indiana University Bloomington’s Maurer School of Law to sit on its Dean’s...

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December 26, 2016

Somboon Earterasarun Interviewed on IPR Enforcement in Thailand and Indonesia

Somboon Earterasarun

Somboon Earterasarun, the director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Jakarta office, was recently featured in two interviews conducted by the South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk on IPR enforcement in both...

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December 19, 2016

Mayura Krobsood Interviews Wiramrudee Mokkhavesa on Counterfeiting in Thailand

Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa

Mayura Krobsood, a cooking program hosted by famous media personality, Tuk Mayura Sawetsila, visited the Tilleke & Gibbins Museum of Counterfeit Goods on December 8 to film the museum...

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November 29, 2016

Somboon Earterasarun Featured in Asialaw Profiles Article on Indonesia’s New Trademark Law

Somboon Earterasarun

Somboon Earterasarun, the director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Jakarta office, was featured in an online article titled “Indonesia Amends Trade Mark Laws to Improve Efficiency and Enforcement,” by...

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November 25, 2016

The Asian Lawyer: Tilleke & Gibbins Named Intellectual Property Firm of the Year

The Asian Lawyer  has named Tilleke & Gibbins as the Intellectual Property Firm of the Year as part of its annual Emerging Markets Awards. Suebsiri Taweepon, a partner in Tilleke...

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April 14, 2017

IP Linkage: The Thai Government’s Efforts to Connect Agencies

Alan Adcock

On February 24, 2017, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha spoke to the nation and discussed the 12,000+ patent applications before the Thai Patent Office that are currently being processed and...

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April 11, 2017

Thailand’s New Law for Combating Online IP Infringement

Ploynapa Julagasigorn, Suebsiri Taweepon

More and more intellectual property infringement is shifting from physical locations to digital or online venues. Internet user can easily offer counterfeit products for sale through social media...

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April 4, 2017

Vietnam Steps Up Fight Against Counterfeit Goods

Thomas J. Treutler, Trung Nguyen

Vietnamese authorities have stepped up their efforts to enforce IP rights in recent years, particularly in 2016, and especially in the area of combating counterfeit goods.

According to the...

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March 24, 2017

Vietnam-Japan PPH Begins Second Year

Thomas J. Treutler, Thang Duc Nguyen

The National Office of Intellectual Property (NOIP) of Vietnam will begin accepting Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) requests again on April 3, 2017.

As reported...

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March 3, 2017

What Is a Patent Worth?

Benjapol Kongsombut

When deciding how much to invest in their intellectual property rights, product manufacturers often ask, “What is a patent worth?” This is a reasonable question, given the costs required to obtain...

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