Intellectual Property

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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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Partner
Bangkok

Darani Vachanavuttivong

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Bangkok
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Yangon

Nandana Indananda

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Bangkok

Srila Thongklang

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Bangkok

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong

T:+66 2653 5867

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Bangkok

Thomas J. Treutler

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Hanoi

Jeffrey J. Blatt

T:+66 2653 5644

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Of Counsel
Bangkok

Ampolphan Sriduangchan

T:+66 2653 5746

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Bangkok

Areeya Pornwiriyangkura

T:+66 2653 5882

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Bangkok

Chidapa Kongrassmee

T:+66 2653 5910

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Bangkok
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July 17, 2014

Managing IP Interviews Somboon Earterasarun on Indonesia’s Draft Trademark Law

Somboon Earterasarun

Indonesia is revising its trademark law, and the current draft will have the country’s trademark office publishing applications before conducting substantive examination. Will this new procedure...

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July 16, 2014

James Evans and Yuwadee Thean-ngarm Interviewed by MIP on Myanmar’s Trademark Law

James Evans, Yuwadee Thean-ngarm

Since Myanmar’s historic by-election in 2012, the country has made significant progress in drafting a modernized set of intellectual property (IP) laws. Myanmar’s first draft trademark law is now...

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July 14, 2014

James Evans to Speak at BCCT Boardroom Briefing on ASEAN Intellectual Property

James Evans

The British Chamber of Commerce Thailand is hosting a Boardroom Briefing seminar to discuss the topic “ASEAN Intellectual Property Issues: Practical Steps for Protection of IP and Taxation Aspects...

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July 9, 2014

Asia IP Trademark Survey – Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked in Tier 1 for Thailand

Tilleke & Gibbins has been ranked “Tier 1” for both “Trademark Prosecution” and “Trademark Contentious” work in Thailand by Hong Kong-based legal publication Asia IP in its annual...

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July 9, 2014

Tilleke & Gibbins in Vietnam Ranked Tier 1 for Trademark by Asia IP

In its annual Trademark Survey, legal publication Asia IP has ranked Tilleke & Gibbins’ Vietnam IP practice in “Tier 1” for its capabilities in “Trademark Prosecution” and “Trademark...

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July 6, 2009

Vietnam Issues New Decree on Administrative Fines in Copyright

Thomas J. Treutler

On May 13, 2009, the Vietnamese Government promulgated Decree No. 47\2009\ND-CP Providing Regulations for Penalties for Administrative Violations in Copyright and Related Rights, with an effective...

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July 6, 2009

Counterfeiting: Where Does It Stop?

Lamps, pet food, medicines, auto parts, mobile phones, toothpaste, sunglasses, T-shirts, bearings, shampoo, luxury bags, pencils, glue, chocolate, and motorbikes: At first view, these products...

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July 1, 2009

Wilfulness or Negligence Required for Trademark Infringement

Kawin Kanchanapairoj

In many countries, IP infringement is considered a strict liability tort, and consequently it is not necessary to prove the infringer’s intention to commit the act. In Thailand, however, there are...

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June 15, 2009

Border Measures and the Draft Customs Act

Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa

Intellectual property owners receive significant benefits from the border measures that are carried out by Customs officers in Thailand. More than a million pieces of counterfeit products are...

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June 6, 2009

Product Labels Are More than Just Stickers

Recent scandals, particularly the one involving melamine-tainted milk from China, have impacted consumer awareness in a big way, making consumers pay more attention to the quality and safety of...

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