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 2653 5871

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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

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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

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Partner
Hanoi

Jakkrit Kuanpoth

T:+66 2653 5531

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Of Counsel
Bangkok

Jeffrey J. Blatt

T:+66 2653 5644

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Of Counsel
Bangkok
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May 27, 2016

Darani Vachanavuttivong Recognized in Expert Guides Trade Mark 2016

Darani Vachanavuttivong

Darani Vachanavuttivong, co-managing partner and managing director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property department, was named as a leading individual in Legal Media Group’s Expert...

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May 25, 2016

Seminar on June 17 – IP Valuation: Key Strategies and Emerging Trends

Alan Adcock

In recent years, companies within Thailand and across Southeast Asia have begun to focus more and more on the importance of intellectual property (IP). Leaders in this field have moved beyond...

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May 23, 2016

Michelle Ray-Jones to Speak on Franchising at ThaiFex – World of Food Asia 2016

Michelle Ray-Jones

Michelle Ray-Jones, a consultant in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property group, will speak at “ThaiFex – World of Food Asia 2016,” a food exhibition that features seminars, networking...

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May 16, 2016

WIPR Leaders 2016: Five Tilleke & Gibbins Lawyers Recognized in Patents and Trademarks

WIPR Leaders 2016, a handbook of the world’s preeminent lawyers practicing in patent and trademark law, has recognized five lawyers at Tilleke & Gibbins as leading practitioners in...

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May 13, 2016

Tier 1 Rankings Awarded to Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP Practice in Indonesia by ALB

Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP practice in Indonesia has received “Tier 1” rankings in “Patents” and “Trademarks/Copyright” in the Asian Legal Business annual IP rankings. Only two other firms...

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May 6, 2011

Targeting Purchasers and Landlords in Thailand’s Battle Against Counterfeiting

Nandana Indananda

This article first appeared in World Trademark Review magazine issue 30, published by The IP Media Group. To view the issue in full, please go to...

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May 3, 2011

Viewpoint – The Political Scene in Thailand: Pre-Election Observations

David Lyman

In response to regular queries received from our multinational clients, David Lyman, Chairman & Chief Values Officer of Tilleke & Gibbins, has been providing periodic updates on the...

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May 2, 2011

Changes in Patent Office Practice Affect Pharmaceuticals

Darani Vachanavuttivong

The Thai Patent Office has recently implemented two changes in its practice that could have a significant impact on applicants for pharmaceutical patents. These changes include a revised...

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May 1, 2011

Vietnam – Main IPRs

Thomas J. Treutler

Forming part of the PLC Cross-border IP in Business Transactions Handbook,...

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April 25, 2011

Franchising in Thailand – Some Current Issues

Alan Adcock

In Thailand, the franchising agreement is a legally binding agreement which outlines the franchisor's terms and conditions for the franchisee. As in most jurisdictions, it governs duties, rights,...

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