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 (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.

Name Position Office

Alan Adcock

T:+66 2653 5871

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Darani Vachanavuttivong

T:+66 2653 5888

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok
Vientiane
Yangon

John King

T:+855 23 964 210

E-mail

Partner
Phnom Penh
Bangkok

Nandana Indananda

T:+66 2653 5879

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Srila Thongklang

T:+66 2653 5529

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Suebsiri Taweepon

T:+66 2653 5877

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong

T:+66 2653 5867

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Thomas J. Treutler

T:+84 4 3772 5633

E-mail

Partner
Hanoi

Jakkrit Kuanpoth

T:+66 2653 5531

E-mail

Of Counsel
Bangkok

Jeffrey J. Blatt

T:+66 2653 5644

E-mail

Of Counsel
Bangkok
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February 10, 2016

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016: Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP Practice in Thailand Ranked in Band 1

Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property practice has been ranked in “Band 1” for Thailand in the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016  rankings. This is the highest ranking which can be...

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February 10, 2016

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Vietnam IP Practice Placed in the Top Band by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016

Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property practice in Vietnam has achieved a “Band 1” ranking in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016. To determine the rankings, more than 140 researchers...

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February 10, 2016

Fifteen Tilleke & Gibbins Lawyers Ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016

Fifteen Tilleke & Gibbins lawyers and consultants have been recognized for their outstanding legal knowledge and experience, ability, effectiveness, and client service in the latest ...

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February 4, 2016

Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked as a Recommended IP Firm in Cambodia by Managing IP

Tilleke & Gibbins has received a “Recommended” ranking in the category of “Intellectual Property” in Cambodia from Managing Intellectual Property, a renowned IP-focused publication....

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February 4, 2016

Managing IP Ranks Tilleke & Gibbins’ Vietnam Trademark Practice in Top Tier

Renowned industry publication Managing Intellectual Property  has ranked Tilleke & Gibbins in the highest tier, “Tier 1,” for “Trademark Prosecution” and “Trademark/Copyright...

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October 4, 2010

New Anti-pirating Legislation

Thomas J. Treutler

On September 1, 2010, new antipirating legislation aimed at curbing the pirating of DVDs and CDs entered into effect. The new regulations are set forth in Decree No 75/2010/ND-CP Providing...

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September 30, 2010

Criteria in Determining Well-Known Trademarks in Thailand

Somboon Earterasarun

Thailand is one of the few countries where registration (or recordation, to be precise) of a well-known trademark is available at the Department of Intellectual Property under its Regulation...

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September 13, 2010

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Patents 2011 – Thailand Chapter

Nandana Indananda

Presented in a Q&A format, this chapter provides a broad overview of Thai patent law. The chapter covers issues such as prosecution and opposition, enforcement, licensing, and current...

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September 7, 2010

The Impact of Free Trade on IP

Alan Adcock

The June 2010 World Economic Forum Report Enabling Trade in the Greater ASEAN Region ranked 125 economies based on market access, border administration, transport and communication infrastructure...

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September 3, 2010

Emoticon Trademarks: Challenging Distinctiveness Criteria

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Ruchiya Chuenchomrat

:)    :P    :(    :D    :-O  These symbols are not a basic series of punctuation marks and letters. They are emoticons, a...

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