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

Mai Tu Le

T:+84 4 3772 8811 ext. 109

E-mail

Associate
Hanoi

May Thwe Hlaing

T:+95 1 255 208

E-mail

Associate
Yangon

Nakarin Yensuang

T:+66 2653 5894

E-mail

Associate
Bangkok

Napagate Triratana

T:+66 2653 5889

E-mail

Associate
Bangkok

Nawawan Intarapintuwat

T:+66 2653 5738

E-mail

Associate
Bangkok

Nearirath Sreng

T:+855 23 964 210

E-mail

Associate
Phnom Penh

Panupong Thamthavorn

T:+66 2653 5742

E-mail

Associate
Bangkok

Parichart Monaiyakul

T:+66 2653 5883

E-mail

Associate
Bangkok

Pattama Tavichai

T:+66 2653 5887

E-mail

Associate
Bangkok

Pittaya Rattanatraivirat

T:+66 2653 5752

E-mail

Associate
Bangkok
Datesort icon Title
May 25, 2016

Seminar on June 17 – IP Valuation: Key Strategies and Emerging Trends

Alan Adcock

In recent years, companies within Thailand and across Southeast Asia have begun to focus more and more on the importance of intellectual property (IP). Leaders in this field have moved beyond...

Read more

May 23, 2016

Michelle Ray-Jones to Speak on Franchising at ThaiFex – World of Food Asia 2016

Michelle Ray-Jones

Michelle Ray-Jones, a consultant in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property group, will speak at “ThaiFex – World of Food Asia 2016,” a food exhibition that features seminars, networking...

Read more

May 16, 2016

WIPR Leaders 2016: Five Tilleke & Gibbins Lawyers Recognized in Patents and Trademarks

WIPR Leaders 2016, a handbook of the world’s preeminent lawyers practicing in patent and trademark law, has recognized five lawyers at Tilleke & Gibbins as leading practitioners in...

Read more

May 13, 2016

Tier 1 Rankings Awarded to Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP Practice in Indonesia by ALB

Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP practice in Indonesia has received “Tier 1” rankings in “Patents” and “Trademarks/Copyright” in the Asian Legal Business annual IP rankings. Only two other firms...

Read more

May 13, 2016

ALB Ranks Tilleke & Gibbins in Tier 1 for Patents and Trademarks/Copyright in Vietnam

In the latest annual IP rankings released by Asian Legal Business, Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP practice in Vietnam has received “Tier 1” rankings in the following two categories:

Datesort icon Title
April 5, 2016

Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program Launched Between Vietnam and Japan

Thomas J. Treutler, Thang Duc Nguyen

Vietnam’s National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP) launched its first Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) as a pilot program with the Japan Patent Office (JPO) on April 1, 2016....

Read more

March 23, 2016

Intellectual Property in Thailand: Registration, Protection, Commercialization

Written for business operators who are new to the country, Intellectual Property in Thailand: Registration, Protection, Commercialization  provides a helpful introduction to IP...

Read more

March 21, 2016

Indonesia – New Regulation on Recording IP License Agreements

Somboon Earterasarun

A new Indonesian regulation sets out, for the first time, the procedures for recording license agreements for trademarks, patents, and copyright. This is an important development because, without...

Read more

March 15, 2016

Avoiding IP Pitfalls in Franchising in Vietnam

Thomas J. Treutler

With its huge population of 92 million, 50% of them under the age of 25, Vietnam has become an attractive destination for the world’s major franchises. In urban areas, numerous franchises in...

Read more

March 15, 2016

Recognition of Well-Known Marks in Thailand

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong, Ploynapa Julagasigorn

After Thailand’s Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) recently announced that it would abolish the recordation system for well-known trademarks, many questions about the status of well-known...

Read more