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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Alec Wheatley

T:+66 2056 5863

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Consultant
Bangkok

Chanraksmey Sokun

T:+855 23 964 210

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Consultant
Phnom Penh

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

Kitiya Nonpatimagul

T:+66 2056 5813

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Consultant
Bangkok
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November 30, 2017

Legal 500 2018: Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked in Tier 1 in IP, Labor and Employment, Tax, and TMT in Thailand

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Bangkok office has been ranked in “Tier 1” for Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Tax, and Technology, Media, and Telecommunications in the 2018 edition of The...

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November 30, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins Among Top Firms in Cambodia in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018

In its first survey of the Cambodian legal market, The Legal 500  has awarded Tilleke & Gibbins a Tier 2 ranking, placing it in the top six firms in the country.

The...

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November 30, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Indonesia Office Ranked Among Leading Intellectual Property Practices by Legal 500

Tilleke & Gibbins has been awarded a Tier 2 ranking for its specialist IP practice in Indonesia, among the top seven firms in the country for IP work, in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018...

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November 30, 2017

Legal 500 Lauds Tilleke & Gibbins with a Tier 1 Ranking in Laos

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific  has ranked Tilleke & Gibbins as a Tier 1 Leading Firm in Laos—a status only awarded to one other law firm in the country.

The Legal 500...

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November 30, 2017

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018: Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked in Tier 1 for IP and Labor in Vietnam

Tilleke & Gibbins stands alone at the top of the field in Intellectual Property (International Firms) in Vietnam, according to the latest rankings from The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. The...

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June 29, 2017

Vietnam: Bad Faith Trademark Filings

Linh Thi Mai Nguyen

Bad faith trademark filings are not uncommon in Vietnam. In fact, bad faith is often included under the label of “dishonesty basis” as a ground for opposition or cancellation of a trademark...

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May 30, 2017

New Options to Accelerate Patent Registration in Cambodia

Chandavya Ing, Socheata Eng, Sokmean Chea

Cambodia’s patent system is still relatively young, with the Law on Patents, Utility Model Certificates, and Industrial Designs (Law on Patents) enacted in 2003. But over the past two years, the...

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May 30, 2017

New Regulation Clarifies Procedures Under Indonesia’s Amended Trademark Law

Safina Meida Baqo

Indonesia recently enacted a regulation as part of the process for implementing its new Trademark Law, Law No. 20 of 2016 on Marks. Effective since February 1, 2017, “Minister of Law and Human...

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May 29, 2017

Thailand Introduces Changes to the Appeal Proceedings for IP-Related Cases

Piyawat Kayasit

Prior to the establishment of the Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court (“IP&IT Court”) in 1997, which was the first specialized IP court in South East Asia, an IP-...

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May 29, 2017

Thailand Aims to Clear Patent Backlog Through Modified Examination Process

Darani Vachanavuttivong

On March 8, 2017, the key stakeholders from Thailand’s public and private sectors were called together for a meeting at the office of the Secretary General to the Prime Minister to discuss issues...

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