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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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

May Thwe Hlaing

T:+95 1 255 208

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Associate
Yangon

Nakarin Yensuang

T:+66 2653 5894

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Associate
Bangkok

Napagate Triratana

T:+66 2653 5889

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Associate
Bangkok

Nawawan Intarapintuwat

T:+66 2653 5738

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Associate
Bangkok

Nearirath Sreng

T:+855 23 964 210

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Associate
Phnom Penh

Pannapa Rittinaphakorn

T:+66 2653 5863

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Associate
Bangkok

Panupong Thamthavorn

T:+66 2653 5742

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Associate
Bangkok
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February 10, 2016

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016: Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP Practice in Thailand Ranked in Band 1

Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property practice has been ranked in “Band 1” for Thailand in the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016  rankings. This is the highest ranking which can be...

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February 4, 2016

Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked as a Recommended IP Firm in Cambodia by Managing IP

Tilleke & Gibbins has received a “Recommended” ranking in the category of “Intellectual Property” in Cambodia from Managing Intellectual Property, a renowned IP-focused publication....

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February 4, 2016

Managing IP Ranks Tilleke & Gibbins’ Vietnam Trademark Practice in Top Tier

Renowned industry publication Managing Intellectual Property  has ranked Tilleke & Gibbins in the highest tier, “Tier 1,” for “Trademark Prosecution” and “Trademark/Copyright...

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February 4, 2016

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Trademark Practice in Indonesia Ranked Among Top Firms by MIP

Managing Intellectual Property, a leading IP-focused publication, has ranked Tilleke & Gibbins as a “Tier 3” firm in Indonesia for “Trademark Prosecution” and “Trademark/Copyright...

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February 4, 2016

MIP Ranks Tilleke & Gibbins’ Intellectual Property Practice Among Top Four Firms in Laos

In its 2016 rankings, leading IP publication Managing Intellectual Property  ranked Tilleke & Gibbins as a “Recommended” firm in Laos in the category “Intellectual Property.”...

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December 17, 2015

Legal Update: New Provisions on Domain Names in Vietnam

Thomas J. Treutler, Giang Thi Huong Tran

In October 2015, a number of key new provisions related to domain name cases entered into effect in Vietnam. The regulations were promulgated under Circular 24 of the Ministry of Information and...

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December 14, 2015

Vietnam: Softer Approach Proves Effective in Fighting Copyright Violations

Thomas J. Treutler, Loc Xuan Le

Among the many challenges in enforcing intellectual property rights in developing countries like Vietnam, those that arise from violations occurring on the Internet may be the most difficult to...

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December 14, 2015

Thailand: Grounds to Initiate a Trademark Cancellation Action

Rungroj Kobkitwattanakul

Brand owners often wish to seek cancellation of another party’s registered trademark for a range of legitimate reasons, such as unauthorized registration of the mark by a dealer or registration of...

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November 24, 2015

Bringing Brands to Vietnam

Jim Dao, Tu Ngoc Trinh, Waewpen Piemwichai

A recent Nielsen survey concluded that Vietnam ranks third in the world in terms of consumer fondness for branded goods, with 73 percent of Vietnamese participants responding that they liked to...

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November 24, 2015

Licensing Facilitation Act: Enhancing Patent and Trademark Registration Procedures

Darani Vachanavuttivong

The Licensing Facilitation Act B.E. 2558 (2015) (LFA), implemented on July 21, 2015, requires government authorities that register and/or grant licenses—such as the Department of Intellectual...

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