Intellectual Property

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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.

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Ampolphan Sriduangchan

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Bangkok

Areeya Pornwiriyangkura

T:+66 2653 5882

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Associate
Bangkok

Daroonwan Siripornanan

T:+66 2653 5751

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Bangkok

Hassana Chira-aphakul

T:+66 2653 5881

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Bangkok

Hien Thi Thu Vu

T:+84 4 3772 5606

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Hanoi

Hiranrat Chakartnarodom

T:+66 2653 5763

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Bangkok

Inthupim Chokwaranun

T:+66 2653 5880

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Bangkok

Kanjana Pumichatpong

T:+66 2653 5745

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Bangkok

Ketsarin Buaroy

T:+66 2653 5756

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Bangkok

Kittiphan Khattiwiriyaphinyo

T:+66 2653 5884

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Bangkok
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February 7, 2014

Asia IP Awards Tilleke & Gibbins Tier 1 Ranking for Copyright Practice in Vietnam

Asia IP magazine has published its annual survey of the top copyright firms in the Asia-Pacific region. In the Vietnam rankings, Tilleke & Gibbins was ranked as having a Tier 1...

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September 13, 2013

Asia IP Explores the Growth of Franchising in ASEAN

Alan Adcock, Thomas J. Treutler

In the latest edition of Asia IP, lawyers from across ASEAN explain why franchising has become such a popular way of doing business in the region. Lawyers from Tilleke & Gibbins were...

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August 22, 2011

Asia IP Honors Tilleke & Gibbins Vietnam Team for Landmark Case

Thomas J. Treutler, Dung Thi Kim Vu

As Vietnam’s IP laws continue to develop, Tilleke & Gibbins was recently honored by Asia IP for the firm’s breakthrough victory in receiving a favorable opinion from the Vietnam...

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August 1, 2010

Asia IP Honors Tilleke & Gibbins’ Trademark Practice in Vietnam

Dung Thi Kim Vu, Thang Duc Nguyen, Thomas J. Treutler

Asia IP recognized Tilleke & Gibbins’ Trademark area of the IP practice in Vietnam. The magazine had also recognized Nga Thi Phi Ngyuen, Thomas J. Treutler, Thang Duc Nguyen, and Dung...

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July 18, 2012

Asia IP Names Tilleke & Gibbins a Tier 1 Patent Practice in Thailand

Tilleke & Gibbins was recently named a Tier 1 patent practice, for both the patent prosecution and patent contentious categories, in Thailand in Asia IP’s annual Patent Survey. The...

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August 15, 2007

Compulsory Licensing

Although the Thai government’s recent compulsory license initiatives have received a great deal of media attention, the concepts underlying compulsory licensing are still widely misunderstood....

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July 11, 2008

Compulsory Licensing Developments in Thailand

Siraprapha Rungpry

In a bid to improve public access to medicines, Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health issued compulsory licenses for a number of patented drugs without negotiating with the patent owners beforehand...

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August 28, 2009

Concurrent IP Protection Does Not Always Happen

Kasama Sriwatanakul

Different intellectual property laws, which separately cover patent, trademark, and copyright, are intended to cover different types of creations. Theoretically, to ensure that society benefits...

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October 26, 2010

Considerations for Proving Secondary Meaning of a Nondistinctive Mark

Kasama Sriwatanakul

Among the criteria for trademark registration in Thailand, the issue of “distinctiveness” can often present a hurdle for applicants. If the Registrar finds that an applied-for mark lacks...

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September 30, 2008

Consumer Case Procedure Act Takes Effect

Siraprapha Rungpry

Until recently Thailand did not have a specific law which governed court pro­ceed­ings in respect of disputes between consumers and business operators. The newly adopted Consumer Case Procedure...

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