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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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

May Thwe Hlaing

T:+95 1 255 208

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Associate
Yangon

Nakarin Yensuang

T:+66 2056 5894

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Associate
Bangkok

Napagate Triratana

T:+66 2056 5889

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Associate
Bangkok

Nawawan Intarapintuwat

T:+66 2056 5738

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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

Parichart Monaiyakul

T:+66 2056 5883

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Associate
Bangkok
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November 29, 2016

Somboon Earterasarun Featured in Asialaw Profiles Article on Indonesia’s New Trademark Law

Somboon Earterasarun

Somboon Earterasarun, the director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Jakarta office, was featured in an online article titled “Indonesia Amends Trade Mark Laws to Improve Efficiency and Enforcement,” by...

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November 25, 2016

The Asian Lawyer: Tilleke & Gibbins Named Intellectual Property Firm of the Year

The Asian Lawyer  has named Tilleke & Gibbins as the Intellectual Property Firm of the Year as part of its annual Emerging Markets Awards. Suebsiri Taweepon, a partner in Tilleke...

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November 17, 2016

Asian-Mena Counsel: Tilleke & Gibbins Named Firm of the Year for IP (Thailand) and Life Sciences (Vietnam)

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Thomas J. Treutler

Asian-Mena Counsel  magazine has named Tilleke & Gibbins as Thailand Firm of the Year in Intellectual Property and Vietnam Firm of the Year in Life Sciences in its In-House...

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November 16, 2016

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017: Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked in Tier 1 for IP and TMT in Thailand

Tilleke & Gibbins has been ranked in “Tier 1” for Intellectual Property and Technology, Media, and Telecommunications in Thailand in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, a...

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November 16, 2016

Legal 500: Tier 2 Ranking Awarded to Tilleke & Gibbins’ Indonesia Practice for Intellectual Property

The Indonesia practice of Tilleke & Gibbins has been placed among the top six firms in the country for IP work in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, which awarded the...

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October 25, 2016

Effects of the TPP on Vietnam’s Pharmaceutical Industry

John Frangos, Chuyen Hong Huu Le

On February 4, 2016, Vietnam and 11 other countries signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP includes Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, the...

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October 25, 2016

The Importance of Patents in Drug Tenders in Vietnam

Hien Thi Thu Vu

With a population of over 90 million, fast-paced economic growth, and an increasing standard of living, Vietnam has become a market with great potential for original brand name drugs. These drugs...

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October 17, 2016

Indonesia: Annuity Payments for Existing Patents Must Be Made by December 30, 2016

Wongrat Ratanaprayul

The Indonesian Directorate General of Intellectual Property has issued a new circular that clarifies how the authorities will handle annuity payments for patents that were granted before the...

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October 12, 2016

Use Requirements for Trademarks in Vietnam: A Low Threshold?

Linh Thi Mai Nguyen

Vietnam applies the first-to-file principle for trademark registration and does not require evidence of use or intent to use at the time of filing, or for renewal. For maintaining a registration,...

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October 3, 2016

Biosimilars in Thailand

Alan Adcock, Atthachai Homhuan

In 2002, the Thai government initiated a universal healthcare scheme to bring equitable healthcare access to the general public. Under the scheme, hospitals receive per capita funding based on 47...

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