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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Linh Duy Mai

T:+84 4 3772 8811 ext. 113

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Associate
Hanoi

Linh Thi Mai Nguyen

T:+84 4 3772 5559

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Associate
Hanoi

Loc Xuan Le

T:+84 4 3772 8811 ext. 120

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Associate
Hanoi

Mai Tu Le

T:+84 4 3772 8811 ext. 109

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Associate
Hanoi

Mathurin Charoenpinyochai

T:+66 2056 5858

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Associate
Bangkok

May Thwe Hlaing

T:+95 1 255 208

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Associate
Yangon

Napagate Triratana

T:+66 2056 5889

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Associate
Bangkok

Orawan Kijpakamas

T:+66 2056 5961

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Associate
Bangkok

Panida Tongwattana

T:+66 2056 5844

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Associate
Bangkok

Panupong Thamthavorn

T:+66 2056 5742

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Associate
Bangkok
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April 26, 2017

Dino Santaniello Provides Insights on IP Enforcement in World IP Day Event in Laos

Dino Santaniello

Dino Santaniello, a consultant at Tilleke & Gibbins’ Laos office, was invited to speak on the topic of “Administrative Action/Raid Action: Fighting Counterfeit Goods in Laos” at a World...

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April 24, 2017

John King to Participate in World IP Day Forum in Phnom Penh

John King

As part of this year’s celebration of World Intellectual Property Day, the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, in conjunction with Westec Media, is organizing a forum on the topic “Innovation – Improving...

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April 13, 2017

Waewpen Piemwichai to Speak on Franchising in Vietnam

Waewpen Piemwichai

On April 27, attorney-at-law Waewpen Piemwichai will give a presentation on the regulatory requirements for franchising in Vietnam as a part of “Hanoi International Franchise Discovery Day.” The...

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April 13, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins Brings INTA’s Unreal Campaign to Vietnam

On April 26, World Intellectual Property Day, Tilleke & Gibbins and the International Trademark Association (INTA) will be organizing a special student outreach event at the Hanoi Law...

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April 12, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins Named ALB Employer of Choice 2017

For the fifth year in a row, Tilleke & Gibbins has been named “Employer of Choice” in Thailand in a survey conducted by Asian Legal Business.

The rankings were determined...

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February 23, 2017

Vietnam: Loophole in “.vn” Domain Name Disputes

Thomas J. Treutler, Loc Xuan Le

Vietnam, like many other countries in the world, has an open policy on the registration and use of its country code top-level domain name, “.vn”. Accordingly, any individual or organization,...

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February 23, 2017

Vietnam: Improving Pharmaceutical IP Protection

Thomas J. Treutler, Hien Thi Thu Vu

Vietnam’s IP enforcement system has seen great improvements over the last several years. In particular, the Inspectorate of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has handled many complex...

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February 21, 2017

Multiple-Class Trademark Applications: Understanding Thailand’s New Procedures

Teerin Chanwatana

Multiple-class trademark applications became available in Thailand for the first time by virtue of the Thailand Trademark Act (No. 3) B.E. 2559, which amended the Thailand Trademark Act B.E. 2534...

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February 21, 2017

3D Trademarks in Vietnam: Multiple Dimensions of Uncertainty

Linh Thi Mai Nguyen

Under Vietnam’s Intellectual Property Law, three-dimensional trademarks are registrable, with the same criteria for protection as two-dimensional marks. However, a sense of confusion is inevitable...

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February 20, 2017

Resolving IP Disputes Through Arbitration

Jakkrit Kuanpoth

Intellectual property (IP) disputes may take several forms, including infringement of IP rights, misappropriation of business goodwill and reputation, industrial espionage such as stealing a...

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