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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Alan Adcock

T:+66 2056 5871

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Darani Vachanavuttivong

T:+66 2056 5888

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok
Vientiane
Yangon

John King

T:+855 23 964 210

E-mail

Partner
Phnom Penh
Bangkok

Nandana Indananda

T:+66 2056 5879

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Somboon Earterasarun

T:+66 2056 5744

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok
Jakarta

Suebsiri Taweepon

T:+66 2056 5877

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong

T:+66 2056 5867

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Thomas J. Treutler

T:+84 4 3772 5633

E-mail

Partner
Hanoi
Ho Chi Minh City

Jakkrit Kuanpoth

T:+66 2056 5868

E-mail

Of Counsel
Bangkok

Jeffrey J. Blatt

T:+66 2056 5644

E-mail

Of Counsel
Bangkok
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January 19, 2017

Intellectual Asset Management: Alan Adcock Discusses Innovation in Southeast Asia

Alan Adcock

Alan Adcock, a partner with Tilleke & Gibbins and deputy director of the firm’s intellectual property group, has been featured in “Southeast Asia – the innovation outsider,” an article in the...

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January 19, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins Earns Spot in First-Ever “Emerging Markets Experts” List by Asian Legal Business

Tiziana Sucharitkul, Darani Vachanavuttivong

Asian Legal Business (ALB)  has published an “Emerging Markets Experts” list for the first time, with Tilleke & Gibbins among 11 firms across Asia named to the list.

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January 18, 2017

WTR 1000, 2017: Tilleke & Gibbins in “Gold Band” for Thailand

World Trademark Review has released the WTR 1000 2017, its guide ranking trademark lawyers around the world. For the seventh year in a row, Tilleke & Gibbins’ trademark...

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January 18, 2017

World Trademark Review Places Tilleke & Gibbins’ Vietnam Trademark Practice in “Gold Band”

Tilleke & Gibbins Vietnam has, once again, been ranked in the “Gold Band” in this year’s edition of WTR 1000, a publication by World Trademark Review  showcasing the...

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January 18, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Indonesia Trademark Practice Awarded “Silver Band” Ranking by WTR 1000, 2017

Following on the heels of a successful 2016, Tilleke & Gibbins’ trademark practice in Indonesia has been recognized by World Trademark Review  in WTR 1000 2017, its...

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May 18, 2012

Patent Search Options for Technology Firms

Benjapol Kongsombut, Titikaan Ungbhakorn

Protection of intellectual property (IP) in the form of trademarks, copyrights and patents is on the rise, as greater awareness of IP laws in Thailand has led to increasing numbers of business...

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May 17, 2012

Patentability of “New Use” Patents in Thailand

Srila Thongklang, Suebsiri Taweepon

Among international IP practitioners, there has long been a controversial issue regarding whether the new use of a known product can satisfy the novelty requirement to be patentable. So-called “...

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May 16, 2012

Supreme Court Decision Clarifies Trademark License Registration Requirements

Nandana Indananda

Similar to the trademark licensing practice in several countries, a trademark license agreement in Thailand must be registered with the Registrar at the Department of Intellectual Property (DIP)....

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May 15, 2012

Administrative Measures to Resolve Domain Name Disputes in Vietnam

Loc Xuan Le, Linh Duy Mai

In late 2008, intellectual property owners were encouraged when Vietnam issued long-awaited regulations providing guidance on how to resolve disputes about “.vn” domain names. This optimism soon...

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May 11, 2012

Authorities Launch Enforcement Actions Against Counterfeits

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong, Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa

Reinvigorated intellectual property enforcement efforts by Thai authorities in 2012, in the aftermath of the flood crisis last year, have already reaped great success and led to the possible...

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