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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Sher Hann Chua

T:+95 1 255 208

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Consultant
Yangon

Siraprapha Rungpry

T:+66 2653 5874

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Consultant
Bangkok

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
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June 14, 2016

INTA-MOST Conference in Ho Chi Minh City: Presentations on Well-Known Trademarks

Michelle Ray-Jones, Thomas J. Treutler

Lawyers at Tilleke & Gibbins will take part in “Protection of Well-Known Trademarks – Enterprise’s Needs and Solutions,” a conference hosted by the International Trademark Association and the...

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June 13, 2016

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong to Speak on IP Risks in Contracts at Ideal Forum Conference

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong, a partner in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property group, will speak at “Advanced Contracts Risk Management,” a conference hosted by Ideal Forum that provides the...

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June 9, 2016

Museum of Counterfeit Goods to Be Featured on SmartBiz

Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa

Wiramrudee Mokkhavesa, an attorney-at-law in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property group, will be featured on today’s episode of SmartBiz, which profiles the firm’s Tilleke &...

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June 8, 2016

Thomas Treutler to Speak at USPTO Patent Workshops in Vietnam

Thomas J. Treutler

Thomas J. Treutler, managing director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Vietnam offices, will speak on “The Importance of IP and Innovation” at two workshops in Vietnam organized by the U.S. Patent and...

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June 7, 2016

Asia IP Trademark Survey 2016: Tilleke & Gibbins Receives Tier 1 Rankings in Four Countries

In Asia IP’s Trademark Survey 2016, Tilleke & Gibbins received “Tier 1” rankings across four countries:

  • Cambodia
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam...

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February 29, 2016

Parallel Imports in Cambodia

David Mol, Sokmean Chea

Parallel imports—that is, genuine, noncounterfeit products imported into a country without permission of the intellectual property owner—are a systemic problem in Cambodia. Imported from...

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February 26, 2016

Thailand’s DIP Revives Proposed Amendments to the Patent Act

Darani Vachanavuttivong

Five years ago, Thailand’s Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) was in the process of considering proposed amendments to the Patent Act. These discussions were then put on hold, and the...

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February 26, 2016

Large Seizures of Counterfeit Goods by Thai Customs

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong

Consumer spending peaks in the last quarter of every year—a time that coincides with the holiday season and end-of-year bonus payouts. It is also during this time that the greatest number of...

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February 26, 2016

Thailand’s Trade Secret Act: Understanding the Law and Prevailing in Disputes

Rati Kerdpu

In a competitive market, business owners strive to reduce production costs and increase sales volumes in order to gain an economic advantage. To achieve this, large amounts of investment are made...

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February 26, 2016

Registration of Three-Letter Trademarks in Thailand

Juthathip Vorakajit

The distinctiveness of trademarks can be hotly debated, with the trademark authorities in different countries adopting a wide range of approaches to determine what types of marks can be...

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