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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Wiwan Aekplakorn

T:+66 2056 5896

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Associate
Bangkok

Alec Wheatley

T:+66 2056 5863

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Consultant
Bangkok

Baiboon Sakulkaruna-ar-ree

T:+66 2056 5727

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Consultant
Yangon
Bangkok

Chongdee Netthanomsak

T:+66 2056 5736

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Consultant
Bangkok

Cuong Hong Dang

T:+84 24 3772 8811 ext. 107

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Consultant
Hanoi

Daoviengnakhone Detxadachanh

T:+856 21 262 355

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Consultant
Vientiane

David Mol

T:+855 23 964 210

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Consultant
Phnom Penh

Dino Santaniello

T:+856 21 262 355

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Consultant
Vientiane
Bangkok

Indah Handayani

T:+62 21 2971 8012

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Consultant
Jakarta

Irene Djalim

T:+6221 2971 8001

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Consultant
Jakarta
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August 18, 2017

Fifteen Tilleke & Gibbins Attorneys Recognized in Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2017

In the 2017 edition of Asialaw Leading Lawyers, a guide to the most preeminent practitioners of law in the Asia-Pacific, 15 lawyers at Tilleke & Gibbins have been recognized for the...

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August 14, 2017

Loc Xuan Le to Speak on Trademark Infringement at APEC Workshop

Loc Xuan Le

On August 24, attorney Loc Xuan Le will join a panel discussion on the “Impact of Trademark Infringement on Brand Owners, Consumers, and Economies” at a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City organized...

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August 10, 2017

Webinar on August 23: IP Protection for the Automotive Industry in China and Southeast Asia

Wongrat Ratanaprayul

Wongrat Ratanaprayul, the director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Indonesia office, will be speaking on the topic of “IP Protection in China and Southeast Asia for the Automotive Industry” in a webinar...

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July 31, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins Nominated for Three TrustLaw Pro Bono Awards

In recognition of Tilleke & Gibbins’ pro bono practice, our firm has been nominated for the following awards at the 2017 TrustLaw Awards:

July 27, 2017

Seminar on Trademark and Branding Strategies for Technology Transfer

Alan Adcock, Somboon Earterasarun

Alan Adcock and Somboon Earterasarun, both partners in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property group, will be speaking at a seminar on “Trademark and Branding Strategies for University...

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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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