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.

Name Position Office

Alan Adcock

T:+66 2653 5871

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Darani Vachanavuttivong

T:+66 2653 5888

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok
Vientiane
Yangon

John King

T:+855 23 964 210

E-mail

Partner
Phnom Penh
Bangkok

Nandana Indananda

T:+66 2653 5879

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Srila Thongklang

T:+66 2653 5529

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Suebsiri Taweepon

T:+66 2653 5877

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong

T:+66 2653 5867

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Thomas J. Treutler

T:+84 4 3772 5633

E-mail

Partner
Hanoi

Jakkrit Kuanpoth

T:+66 2653 5531

E-mail

Of Counsel
Bangkok

Jeffrey J. Blatt

T:+66 2653 5644

E-mail

Of Counsel
Bangkok
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September 14, 2015

Somboon Earterasarun Showcased in ALB 40 Under 40

Somboon Earterasarun

Somboon Earterasarun, director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Jakarta office, has been included in the inaugural edition of Asian Legal Business ’s “40 Under 40” list, which showcases 40 of...

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September 3, 2015

ASEAN Franchise Congress: Presentations on Franchising Issues in Thailand and Vietnam

Jim Dao

Areeya Pornwiriyangkura, an attorney-at-law in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property group, and Jim Dao, a registered foreign attorney in the firm’s Ho Chi Minh City office, will present at...

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September 2, 2015

Yuwadee Thean-ngarm to Present on IP Enforcement in Myanmar at Ideal Forum Conference

Yuwadee Thean-ngarm

Yuwadee Thean-ngarm, a consultant in Tilleke & Gibbins’ Yangon office, will present on the topic “Intellectual Property and Its Enforcement in Myanmar” at the Investment Laws in Myanmar...

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August 14, 2015

Tilleke & Gibbins Nominated for TrustLaw Pro Bono Award

John King

In recognition of Tilleke & Gibbins’ pro bono practice, our firm has been nominated as “2015 Domestic Law Firm of the Year” at this year’s TrustLaw Awards. Our nomination in this category is...

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August 11, 2015

The BigChilli Magazine: Unreal! Welcome to Thailand’s Shocking World of Fakes

Suebsiri Taweepon

Suebsiri Taweepon, an attorney-at-law in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property group, was interviewed by The BigChilli  magazine for his thoughts on counterfeiting in Thailand...

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February 3, 2016

Update on Myanmar’s IP Laws

Yuwadee Thean-ngarm, Shalini Ghosh

Myanmar’s general election, which took place on November 8, was the first nationwide vote since the military junta’s dissolution in 2011. It was also the first poll contested by opposition party...

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February 3, 2016

Vietnam: A Year of Changes in IP Enforcement

Thomas J. Treutler, Loc Xuan Le

IP enforcement in Vietnam saw continued development in the past year. As we have reported previously, 2014 saw several breakthrough cases in patent infringement, domain name dispute resolution and...

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January 26, 2016

PLC Patent Litigation Global Guide 2016/17 – Thailand Chapter

Nandana Indananda, Siraprapha Rungpry

Patent Litigation, published by Practical Law Company, provides a high-level overview of patent disputes, including patent infringement, conditions for a declaratory judgment,...

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January 26, 2016

PLC Patent Litigation Global Guide 2016/17 – Vietnam Chapter

Thomas J. Treutler, Loc Xuan Le, Linh Duy Mai

The latest edition of Patent Litigation  provides an overview of patent disputes in 29 jurisdictions worldwide, including how patent infringement is assessed, the conditions for a...

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January 22, 2016

Protecting Your Brands and Trademarks in the Asean Economic Community

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Tawanjai Utriyaprasit

The Asean Economic Community (AEC) officially came into force on December 31, 2015, ushering in promises of change that businesses should adequately prepare for. Among these preparations is the...

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