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 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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April 8, 2016

Alan Adcock Interviewed by IAM on Thailand’s Patent System

Alan Adcock

Thailand became a signatory to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) system in 2009. It provides a single gateway to file patent applications to protect inventions in each contracting member state....

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March 29, 2016

Alan Adcock Recognized in Who’s Who Legal Life Sciences 2016

Alan Adcock

Who’s Who Life Sciences 2016 has recognized Alan Adcock, partner and deputy director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property and regulatory affairs group, as a leading life sciences expert...

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March 22, 2016

ASEAN IPA: An ASEAN Outlook on Intellectual Property – What to Expect in 2016

Alan Adcock, David Lawrence

Alan Adcock, partner in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property and regulatory affairs group, will speak on “Regulatory Encroachments on IP in Thailand” at “An ASEAN Outlook on Intellectual...

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March 18, 2016

Top Thai Brands 2016: Yuwadee Thean-ngarm to Present on Important Myanmar Laws

Yuwadee Thean-ngarm

Yuwadee Thean-ngarm, a consultant in Tilleke & Gibbins’ Yangon office, will speak on the topic “Myanmar Insight: Ten Laws You Need to Know in Myanmar” at “Top Thai Brands 2016,” a seminar...

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March 16, 2016

Training Course: ASEAN Business and Investment Law

Nandana Indananda, Cynthia M. Pornavalai, Kobkit Thienpreecha

Three Tilleke & Gibbins partners have been invited to lecture at the “ASEAN Business and Investment Law Training Course,” hosted by the Law and Development Research Center, Faculty of Law,...

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September 13, 2016

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Patents 2017 – Thailand Chapter

Nandana Indananda, Siraprapha Rungpry

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Patents, 7th edition, is a Q&A-style guide to patent law in 28 jurisdictions worldwide. The Thailand chapter of the guide, contributed by...

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September 8, 2016

Vietnam: Draft Circular on Compulsory Licensing

Thomas J. Treutler, Linh Duy Mai

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health is drafting a circular on compulsory licensing for pharmaceutical patents. From the view of protecting and promoting innovation in the industry, it is worthwhile to...

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August 25, 2016

The Department of Intellectual Property's IP Roadmap for Thailand

Jakkrit Kuanpoth

On June 20, 2016, Thosapone Dansuputra, the Deputy Director-General of Thailand’s Department of Intellectual Property (DIP), made a speech on the DIP’s roadmap for IP reform in Thailand. During...

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August 25, 2016

Suppression of Intellectual Property Infringement Subcommittee

Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa

Thailand 4.0 is the next step in Thailand’s evolution, according to Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha. Thailand 4.0, an economic model that aims to develop Thailand into a valued-based economy,...

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August 25, 2016

Commercializing Intellectual Property Through Securitization

Suebsiri Taweepon, Ploynapa Julagasigorn

The conventional practice to commercialize intellectual property (IP) is to directly exploit or license IP assets. A trend is emerging, however, to commercialize IP through securitization. This...

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