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

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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September 15, 2016

Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2016: Tilleke & Gibbins Nominated in Six Categories

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Cynthia M. Pornavalai, Linh Thi Mai Nguyen

Tilleke & Gibbins has received nominations in six categories in the Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2016. The awards celebrate the advancement of women in the...

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September 7, 2016

Webinar on September 13: IP Strategies for Niche Markets

Thomas J. Treutler

Thomas J. Treutler, managing director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Vietnam offices, will share his expertise in a webinar on “IPR Protection Strategies for EU SMEs from the Niche Markets in South-...

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September 5, 2016

ASEAN-USPTO Workshop on Using IP to Protect and Promote Traditional Arts and Crafts

Jakkrit Kuanpoth

Dr. Jakkrit Kuanpoth, of counsel in Tilleke & Gibbins, will present on the topic “Enforcing Your Intellectual Property Rights to Protect Your Traditional Arts and Crafts in Physical and Online...

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September 5, 2016

2016 Asia IP Awards: Tilleke & Gibbins Nominated for Eight Firm of the Year Awards

As part of its annual awards, Asia IP  has announced its shortlist of potential winners, and Tilleke & Gibbins has been honored to receive nominations in eight categories across...

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August 23, 2016

Malay Mail Online: Alan Adcock Interviewed on Innovation and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Alan Adcock

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a trade agreement that, among a number of things, offers longer protection for patents. Malaysia ratified the TPP this year. Critics of the TPP are of the...

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January 15, 2017

International Franchising (Second Edition, Release 5) – Thailand Chapter

Sriwan Puapondh, Alan Adcock

Sriwan Puapondh, of counsel, and Alan Adcock, partner, of Tilleke & Gibbins have coauthored the Thailand chapter of International Franchising, Second Edition (Release 5, 2016), a...

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January 15, 2017

International Franchising (Second Edition, Release 5) – Vietnam Chapter

Michael K. Lee, Jim Dao, Tu Ngoc Trinh

Franchising experts from Tilleke & Gibbins’ corporate and commercial group have contributed the Vietnam chapter to International Franchising, Second Edition (Release 5, 2016), a guide...

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January 15, 2017

Geographical Indications in Laos: A Boon for Local Producers and Investors?

Dino Santaniello

The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) in Laos has, at long last, issued a decision on the Implementation of Geographical Indications under the Law on Intellectual Property No. 1119/MOST,...

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January 11, 2017

Indonesia’s New Trademark Law – An Overview of the Changes

Somboon Earterasarun

The Indonesian Parliament approved amendments to the country’s Trademark Law on October 27, updating the Trademark Law No. 15, which had been in force since 2001. The amended Trademark Law has now...

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December 30, 2016

PLC Doing Business In … Global Guide 2016 – Myanmar Chapter

Yuwadee Thean-ngarm, Nwe Oo, Sher Hann Chua

Members of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Yangon office have contributed the Myanmar chapter to Practical Law’s Doing Business In … Global Guide.

In the chapter, Yuwadee Thean-ngarm,...

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