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.

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Michelle Ray-Jones

T:+66 2653 5886

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Consultant
Bangkok

Nic Garnett

T:+66 2653 5841

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Consultant
Bangkok

Philip M. Ziter

T:+84 4 3772 5580

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Consultant
Hanoi

Shalini Ghosh

T:+66 2653 5623

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Consultant
Bangkok
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
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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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August 24, 2015

Somboon Earterasarun Discusses Indonesian Copyright Exceptions in Asia IP Magazine

Somboon Earterasarun

In the July issue of Asia IP, Somboon Earterasarun, director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Jakarta office, was interviewed for his thoughts on exceptions to infringement under Indonesia’s new...

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August 24, 2015

Update on Thailand’s Patent Prosecution Highway

Titikaan Ungbhakorn

As a result of an agreement between the Thai Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) and the Japanese Patent Office (JPO), on January 1, 2014, the DIP initiated a two-year Patent Prosecution...

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August 24, 2015

Registering Geographical Indications in Indonesia

Somboon Earterasarun, Ilda Nursiah

Geographical Indications (GIs) are signs used on products which have a specific geographical origin and characteristics or a reputation that are due to factors that are indigenous to that origin,...

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August 24, 2015

Cambodia’s Trademark Registration Procedures

Rungroj Kobkitwattanakul

The Madrid Protocol entered into force in Cambodia on June 5, 2015. Consequently, trademark protection can now be obtained through national and international channels. While the Department of...

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July 27, 2015

Recent Changes in Thai Customs Laws and Procedures

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong

Major updates have recently been made to Thailand’s customs laws and procedures regarding transit of goods through Thailand and transshipment. In addition, brand owners must now record their marks...

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