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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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:+66 2653 5607

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Consultant
Bangkok
Vientiane
Yangon

Ilda Nursiah

T:+6221 2971 8004

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Consultant
Jakarta

Irene Djalim

T:+6221 2971 8001

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Consultant
Jakarta

Juthathip Vorakajit

T:+66 2653 5896

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Consultant
Bangkok

Kaewta Thatanchuleekun

T:+66 2653 5869

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Consultant
Bangkok

Kasama Sriwatanakul

T:+66 2653 5882

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Consultant
Bangkok
Jakarta

Kitiya Nonpatimagul

T:+66 2653 5813

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Consultant
Bangkok

Melinda Ambrizal

T:+6221 2971 8002

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Consultant
Jakarta
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April 28, 2016

ALB SEA Law Awards 2016: Tilleke & Gibbins Nominated in Three Firm of the Year Categories

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Tiziana Sucharitkul, Thomas J. Treutler

The nominees of Asian Legal Business’s Southeast Asia Law Awards 2016 have been announced, and Tilleke & Gibbins has secured nominations in three categories, as follows:

April 21, 2016

Darani Vachanavuttivong to Speak at World IP Day Event in Laos

Darani Vachanavuttivong

World Intellectual Property Day is an annual event that was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization to raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks, and designs impact...

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April 19, 2016

Administrative Proceedings to Resolve Trademark Infringement in Cambodia

Sokmean Chea, Chandavya Ing

When brand owners face trademark infringement in Cambodia, they have access to a number of enforcement options to take against infringers and protect their rights. Sending a cease-and-desist...

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April 18, 2016

Tilleke & Gibbins Named ALB Employer of Choice 2016 in Thailand and Vietnam

Tiziana Sucharitkul, Darani Vachanavuttivong

Tilleke & Gibbins has won the “Employer of Choice” award for 2016 in both Thailand and Vietnam, as determined by Asian Legal Business  magazine. For Thailand, this is the fourth...

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April 13, 2016

Tilleke & Gibbins Wins 2016 Who’s Who Legal Country Award for Thailand

Who’s Who Legal has named Tilleke & Gibbins as the winner of the 2016 Who’s Who Legal Country Award for Thailand. With the awards ceremony now in its third year, Tilleke & Gibbins was the...

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March 15, 2016

Avoiding IP Pitfalls in Franchising in Vietnam

Thomas J. Treutler

With its huge population of 92 million, 50% of them under the age of 25, Vietnam has become an attractive destination for the world’s major franchises. In urban areas, numerous franchises in...

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March 15, 2016

Recognition of Well-Known Marks in Thailand

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong, Ploynapa Julagasigorn

After Thailand’s Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) recently announced that it would abolish the recordation system for well-known trademarks, many questions about the status of well-known...

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March 9, 2016

Copyright Law in Cambodia: Limitations for Foreign Rights Holders

Sokmean Chea, Chandavya Ing

Copyright owners often mistakenly believe that the copyrights they hold in other jurisdictions will also be automatically protected under Cambodian law. In fact, this is not the case, as there are...

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March 8, 2016

Manual of Industrial Property 2016 – Thailand Chapter

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Jakkrit Kuanpoth

The Manual of Industrial Property, Supplement No. 168, 2016, published by Kluwer Law, provides an overview of industrial property across multiple jurisdictions worldwide. The Thailand...

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March 4, 2016

Avoiding Patent Infringement Using Freedom-to-Operate Analyses

Benjapol Kongsombut

In today’s business world, patents are increasingly used by innovative companies as a tool to support technology transfer and to create opportunities for commercial success. Owning a patent...

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