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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Somboon Earterasarun

T:+6221 2971 8099

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Consultant
Jakarta
Bangkok

Tokunari Otake

T:+66 2653 5749

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Consultant
Bangkok

Wulan Purnamasari

T:+6221 2971 8003

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Consultant
Jakarta

Yuwadee Thean-ngarm

T:+95 1 255 208

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Consultant
Yangon
Bangkok

Anh Tu Nguyen

T:+84 4 3772 8811 ext. 110

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Patent Specialist
Hanoi

Aungkana Kiatkamolkul

T:+66 2653 5759

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Patent Specialist
Bangkok

Benjapol Kongsombut

T:+66 2653 5750

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Patent Specialist
Bangkok

Chanika Sophonsiri

T:+66 2653 5531

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Patent Specialist
Bangkok

Cong Chi Phung

T:+84 4 3772 5603

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Patent Specialist
Hanoi

Dat Thanh Nguyen

T:+84 4 3772 5601

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Patent Specialist
Hanoi
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May 3, 2016

Yuwadee Thean-ngarm to Present at Franchise and Market Survey Conference in Myanmar

Yuwadee Thean-ngarm

Yuwadee Thean-ngarm, a consultant in Tilleke & Gibbins’ Yangon office, will speak on the topic “Important Thai Franchising Law in Myanmar” at the “Franchise Business Networking & Market...

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April 28, 2016

ALB SEA Law Awards 2016: Tilleke & Gibbins Nominated in Three Firm of the Year Categories

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Tiziana Sucharitkul, Thomas J. Treutler

The nominees of Asian Legal Business’s Southeast Asia Law Awards 2016 have been announced, and Tilleke & Gibbins has secured nominations in three categories, as follows:

April 21, 2016

Darani Vachanavuttivong to Speak at World IP Day Event in Laos

Darani Vachanavuttivong

World Intellectual Property Day is an annual event that was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization to raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks, and designs impact...

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April 19, 2016

Administrative Proceedings to Resolve Trademark Infringement in Cambodia

Sokmean Chea, Chandavya Ing

When brand owners face trademark infringement in Cambodia, they have access to a number of enforcement options to take against infringers and protect their rights. Sending a cease-and-desist...

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April 18, 2016

Tilleke & Gibbins Named ALB Employer of Choice 2016 in Thailand and Vietnam

Tiziana Sucharitkul, Darani Vachanavuttivong

Tilleke & Gibbins has won the “Employer of Choice” award for 2016 in both Thailand and Vietnam, as determined by Asian Legal Business  magazine. For Thailand, this is the fourth...

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December 17, 2015

Legal Update: New Provisions on Domain Names in Vietnam

Thomas J. Treutler, Giang Thi Huong Tran

In October 2015, a number of key new provisions related to domain name cases entered into effect in Vietnam. The regulations were promulgated under Circular 24 of the Ministry of Information and...

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December 14, 2015

Vietnam: Softer Approach Proves Effective in Fighting Copyright Violations

Thomas J. Treutler, Loc Xuan Le

Among the many challenges in enforcing intellectual property rights in developing countries like Vietnam, those that arise from violations occurring on the Internet may be the most difficult to...

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December 14, 2015

Thailand: Grounds to Initiate a Trademark Cancellation Action

Brand owners often wish to seek cancellation of another party’s registered trademark for a range of legitimate reasons, such as unauthorized registration of the mark by a dealer or registration of...

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November 24, 2015

Bringing Brands to Vietnam

Jim Dao, Tu Ngoc Trinh, Waewpen Piemwichai

A recent Nielsen survey concluded that Vietnam ranks third in the world in terms of consumer fondness for branded goods, with 73 percent of Vietnamese participants responding that they liked to...

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November 24, 2015

Licensing Facilitation Act: Enhancing Patent and Trademark Registration Procedures

Darani Vachanavuttivong

The Licensing Facilitation Act B.E. 2558 (2015) (LFA), implemented on July 21, 2015, requires government authorities that register and/or grant licenses—such as the Department of Intellectual...

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