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.

Name Position Office

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

Srila Thongklang

T:+66 2056 5529

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Suebsiri Taweepon

T:+66 2056 5877

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong

T:+66 2056 5867

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Thomas J. Treutler

T:+84 4 3772 5633

E-mail

Partner
Hanoi
Ho Chi Minh City

Jakkrit Kuanpoth

T:+66 2056 5531

E-mail

Of Counsel
Bangkok

Jeffrey J. Blatt

T:+66 2056 5644

E-mail

Of Counsel
Bangkok
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June 14, 2016

INTA-MOST Conference in Ho Chi Minh City: Presentations on Well-Known Trademarks

Michelle Ray-Jones, Thomas J. Treutler

Lawyers at Tilleke & Gibbins will take part in “Protection of Well-Known Trademarks – Enterprise’s Needs and Solutions,” a conference hosted by the International Trademark Association and the...

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June 13, 2016

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong to Speak on IP Risks in Contracts at Ideal Forum Conference

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong, a partner in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property group, will speak at “Advanced Contracts Risk Management,” a conference hosted by Ideal Forum that provides the...

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June 9, 2016

Museum of Counterfeit Goods to Be Featured on SmartBiz

Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa

Wiramrudee Mokkhavesa, an attorney-at-law in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property group, will be featured on today’s episode of SmartBiz, which profiles the firm’s Tilleke &...

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June 8, 2016

Thomas Treutler to Speak at USPTO Patent Workshops in Vietnam

Thomas J. Treutler

Thomas J. Treutler, managing director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Vietnam offices, will speak on “The Importance of IP and Innovation” at two workshops in Vietnam organized by the U.S. Patent and...

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June 7, 2016

Asia IP Trademark Survey 2016: Tilleke & Gibbins Receives Tier 1 Rankings in Four Countries

In Asia IP’s Trademark Survey 2016, Tilleke & Gibbins received “Tier 1” rankings across four countries:

  • Cambodia
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam...

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November 25, 2016

Intellectual Property Linkage: Connecting IP Offices with Regulators

Alan Adcock

Intellectual property (IP) linkage refers to connecting an IP office, through open communication lines and complementary processes, to other government agencies that work on IP. This generally...

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November 24, 2016

Protecting New Plant Varieties Under Thai Law

Salil Siriwat

In Thailand, plant varieties are protected under the Plant Varieties Protection Act B.E. 2542 (1999) (Act), which is administered by the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (Ministry). The...

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November 24, 2016

Franchising in Myanmar: Navigating the Local Requirements

Sher Hann Chua

Take a walk along Bogyoke Aung San Road in downtown Yangon, and you will see longyi-clad men and teenagers in school uniforms with thanaka-painted faces digging their fingers...

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November 23, 2016

Copyright Act Amendments: Combating Online Infringement – Obstacles and Prospects

Suebsiri Taweepon, Alec Wheatley

Last year’s amendments to the Thai Copyright Act gave copyright owners broader and more advanced tools to tackle copyright infringement in the digital age. Among these amendments, the one which...

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November 23, 2016

Important Supreme Court Decision on Suggestive Marks

Parichart Monaiyakul

The recent amendments to Thailand’s Trademark Act No. 3 B.E. 2559 (2016) introduce a number of significant changes. No changes, however, were made to the requirement of distinctiveness in Section...

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