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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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Alan Adcock

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Darani Vachanavuttivong

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Bangkok
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Nandana Indananda

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Srila Thongklang

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Sukontip Jitmongkolthong

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Bangkok

Thomas J. Treutler

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Hanoi

Jeffrey J. Blatt

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Bangkok

Ampolphan Sriduangchan

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Bangkok

Areeya Pornwiriyangkura

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Bangkok

Chidapa Kongrassmee

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March 21, 2008

Success by the Book

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Tiziana Sucharitkul

This article provides an introduction to Tilleke & Gibbins based on the firm’s winning the prestigious International Law Office Client Choice Award 2007 for Thailand.

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November 9, 2008

Will the Real Chanel Please Stand Up?

David Lyman, Titirat Wattanachewanopakorn

This article in the Bangkok Post focuses on the emergence of high-quality counterfeit products and includes comments from David Lyman, Chairman & Chief Values Officer, and Titirat...

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February 13, 2009

Registration Firms Explore Outsourcing Options

Alan Adcock

This World Intellectual Property Review article is based on an in-depth interview of Paul Russell and Alan Adcock. The article discusses the increasingly popular trend to outsource IP...

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June 7, 2009

Thailand: Fakery Enshrined

David Lyman

This article in the Christian Science Monitor profiles the Tilleke & Gibbins Museum of Counterfeit Goods, including quotes from David Lyman, Chairman and Chief Values Officer, and Clemence...

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June 9, 2009

Knock It Off: A Thai Museum for Counterfeit Goods

This article in TIME magazine describes the collection on display at the Tilleke & Gibbins Museum of Counterfeit Goods, with comments from Clemence Gautier, consultant.

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September 22, 2011

Managing IP Q&A: Patents in Thailand

Nuttaphol Arammuang, Parichart Monaiyakul, Jitluedee Siemanond, Titikaan Ungbhakorn

Patent owners who wish to seek protection in multiple countries are often faced with many questions, as each jurisdiction may have a unique set of requirements. To answer some of these questions...

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November 3, 2011

New Laws But Little Enforcement

Thomas J. Treutler

Vietnam passed a lot of new IP laws in advance of its accession to the World Trade Organization for compliance with TRIPs standards. This increased awareness of intellectual property and brought...

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November 4, 2011

Make Sure Your IT Is Legal or Face the Consequences in the US

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa

A recent seminar held in Bangkok, “Shifting Sands in International Trade – Opportunities for Southeast Asian Manufacturers”, received extensive coverage in the national press. Cohosted by the...

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November 14, 2011

International Licensing 2011 – Thailand Chapter

Alan Adcock, Siraprapha Rungpry

A license agreement is simply a contract that governs duties, rights, and obligations between parties to a transaction. The licensor is generally the owner or holder of title to certain rights and...

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November 15, 2011

Trademark Law Handbook 2011: Similarity of Marks (Thailand)

Parichart Monaiyakul

In Arcor S.A.I.C. v. Department of Intellectual Property (Arcor), the Thai Supreme (Dika) Court affirmed the Intellectual Property and International Trade Court (IP&IT Court)’s ruling...

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