Intellectual Property

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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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Threenuch Chatmahasuwan

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Bangkok

Thu Thi Anh Tran

T:+84 4 3772 5628

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Hanoi

Titikaan Ungbhakorn

T:+66 2653 5747

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Bangkok

Titirat Wattanachewanopakorn

T:+66 2653 5869

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Bangkok

Wanchana Bunditkritsada

T:+66 2653 5771

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Bangkok

Wipaphat Swangphol

T:+66 2653 5740

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Bangkok

Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa

T:+66 2653 5873

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Bangkok

Wongrat Ratanaprayul

T:+66 2653 5609

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Bangkok

Annika Svanberg

T:+84 8 3936 2057

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Ho Chi Minh City

Cuong Hong Dang

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Hanoi
Date Title
January 28, 2011

Firm’s IP Experts Present on Trade Secrets

Nandana Indananda, Siraprapha Rungpry

IP specialists, Nandana Indananda, Partner, and Siraprapha Rungpry, Consultant, presented on “Protecting and Enforcing Business Trade Secrets,” at the fifth IP Lunch Talk at the Tilleke...

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January 15, 2011

Darani Vachanavuttivong Recognized as a Leading Lawyer

Darani Vachanavuttivong

Our Darani Vachanavuttivong, Co-Managing Partner and Managing Director, Intellectual Property, is currently recognized in the following Expert Guides published by the Legal Media Group:

October 20, 2010

Tilleke & Gibbins Named Patent Firm of the Year

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Alan Adcock

On October 20, 2010, Asia IP awarded Tilleke & Gibbins the distinctions of Trademark Firm of the Year for Thailand and Patent Firm of the Year for Thailand.

Asia IP...

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February 25, 2011

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2011 Honors Seven Tilleke & Gibbins Attorneys

Cynthia M. Pornavalai, Darani Vachanavuttivong, Hassana Chira-aphakul, Michael K. Lee, Sriwan Puapondh, Thawat Damsa-ard, Thomas J. Treutler

On February 25, 2011, Chambers Asia-Pacific released its rankings for law firms and individual lawyers.  Based on thousands of interviews conducted by a team of 50+ full-time...

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February 1, 2011

PLC Which Lawyer Names the Firm’s IP Group a Leading Practice in Thailand

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Alan Adcock

In February of 2011, PLC Which Lawyer named the firm’s IP group a leading practice in Thailand, with the firm’s regulatory affairs practice, serving clients in the life sciences, also...

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September 13, 2007

Application Enters [COMFORT ZONE] Following Opposition

Nuttaphol Arammuang

Recently, Thai inventors have become increasingly interested in filing new patent applications both in Thailand and overseas. These inventors face an important question: What is the easiest, most...

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September 17, 2007

New Legislation to Deter Abuses of E-Commerce

Thailand has enacted legislation to confront the emerging challenges of the internet and e-commerce. This article summarizes the present state of Thai copyright, cyber-squatting, and criminal law...

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October 9, 2007

Political Uncertainty Affects IP Owners

Areeya Pornwiriyangkura

A new government has introduced changes that may have implications for foreign investors. This article assesses the situation.

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October 19, 2007

Examining ‘Fair Use’ of Photocopies

Somboon Earterasarun

A widespread misunderstanding exists regarding the protection of copyrighted work, even among legal practitioners. Questions as to the extent of protection, what comprises an infringing act, and...

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October 19, 2007

Doing Business in Vietnam

John King, Thomas J. Treutler

On the heels of its 2006 entry into the WTO, Vietnam’s economy continues to show high growth and is generally considered the second fastest growing economy in Asia behind China. This article...

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