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.

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Ampolphan Sriduangchan

T:+66 2653 5746

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Associate
Bangkok

Daroonwan Siripornanan

T:+66 2653 5751

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Associate
Bangkok

Hassana Chira-aphakul

T:+66 2653 5881

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Associate
Bangkok

Hiranrat Chakartnarodom

T:+66 2653 5763

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Associate
Bangkok

Kanjana Pumichatpong

T:+66 2653 5745

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Associate
Bangkok

Kittiphan Khattiwiriyaphinyo

T:+66 2653 5884

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Associate
Bangkok

Nawawan Intarapintuwat

T:+66 2653 5738

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Associate
Bangkok

Pannapa Rittinaphakorn

T:+66 2653 5863

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Associate
Bangkok

Parichart Monaiyakul

T:+66 2653 5883

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Associate
Bangkok

Pattama Tavichai

T:+66 2653 5887

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Associate
Bangkok
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January 10, 2013

Alan Adcock to Present on Franchising in ASEAN at Dataconsult Event on January 24

Alan Adcock

Franchising is an increasingly popular business model in Thailand, with over 400 franchisors and 10,000 franchisees currently operating in the Kingdom. Despite this popularity, there are no...

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August 21, 2013

Alan Adcock to Present on IP and Fashion at The Hub, Hong Kong

Alan Adcock

Alan Adcock, partner and deputy director of the Tilleke & Gibbins intellectual property and regulatory affairs groups, will be speaking at a fashion conference in Hong Kong organized by The...

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November 14, 2014

Alan Adcock to Present on the Role of IP in M&A and JV Transactions

Alan Adcock

The ASEAN Economic Community is nearing implementation, and with the free flow of investment set to mobilize M&A activities, investors, bankers, private equity firms, and other dealmakers are...

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June 13, 2013

Alan Adcock to Speak on Franchising at AMCHAM Thailand Event

Alan Adcock

Alan Adcock, partner and deputy director of the Tilleke & Gibbins intellectual property and regulatory affairs group, will be attending a joint meeting of the American Chamber of Commerce’s...

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June 9, 2015

ALB Diversity List 2015: Tilleke & Gibbins Counted Among Top Firms

Tiziana Sucharitkul, Darani Vachanavuttivong

Tilleke & Gibbins has been included in the first edition of the Diversity List, a list compiled by Asian Legal Business—forming part of the magazine’s “Women in Law” feature—that...

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November 27, 2013

Case Study: Raid Action Process in Lao PDR

Part and parcel of protecting and enforcing brand owners’ intellectual property is preventing counterfeit goods that infringe their rights from ever reaching consumers. One way in which this can...

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February 20, 2015

Challenges of Protecting Intellectual Property in the Software Industry

Nandana Indananda, Suebsiri Taweepon

In the fast-evolving and highly competitive technology industry, software developers and owners should exercise strong vigilance to ensure that their creations are properly guarded within the...

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May 2, 2011

Changes in Patent Office Practice Affect Pharmaceuticals

Darani Vachanavuttivong

The Thai Patent Office has recently implemented two changes in its practice that could have a significant impact on applicants for pharmaceutical patents. These changes include a revised...

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December 1, 2008

Circulars Add Clarity to IP Laws

Thomas J. Treutler

The year 2008 saw several developments in Vietnamese IP legislation that are expected to improve the country’s enforcement regime. Notably, Vietnam finally issued long-awaited guidelines on...

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March 31, 2008

Clarity, Novelty, and Inventiveness: Keys to Patentability

To obtain patent protection, patent owners are obligated to publicly disclose certain information about the invention. The specification must be explicitly disclosed in a manner sufficiently clear...

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