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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Michelle Ray-Jones

T:+66 2056 5886

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Consultant
Bangkok
Hanoi

Nattriya Supmoon

T:+66 2056 5639

E-mail

Consultant
Bangkok

Nonthicha Prasertsak

T:+66 2056 5969

E-mail

Consultant
Bangkok

Philip M. Ziter

T:+84 4 3772 5580

E-mail

Consultant
Hanoi

Phutthaphot Nontree

T:+66 2056 5721

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Consultant
Bangkok

Sher Hann Chua

T:+95 1 255 208

E-mail

Consultant
Yangon

Siraprapha Rungpry

T:+66 2056 5874

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Consultant
Bangkok

Somboon Earterasarun

T:+6221 2971 8099

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Consultant
Jakarta
Bangkok

Teerin Chanwatana

T:+66 2056 5720

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Consultant
Bangkok

Tokunari Otake

T:+66 2056 5749

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Consultant
Bangkok
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November 29, 2016

Somboon Earterasarun Featured in Asialaw Profiles Article on Indonesia’s New Trademark Law

Somboon Earterasarun

Somboon Earterasarun, the director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Jakarta office, was featured in an online article titled “Indonesia Amends Trade Mark Laws to Improve Efficiency and Enforcement,” by...

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November 25, 2016

The Asian Lawyer: Tilleke & Gibbins Named Intellectual Property Firm of the Year

The Asian Lawyer  has named Tilleke & Gibbins as the Intellectual Property Firm of the Year as part of its annual Emerging Markets Awards. Suebsiri Taweepon, a partner in Tilleke...

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November 17, 2016

Asian-Mena Counsel: Tilleke & Gibbins Named Firm of the Year for IP (Thailand) and Life Sciences (Vietnam)

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Thomas J. Treutler

Asian-Mena Counsel  magazine has named Tilleke & Gibbins as Thailand Firm of the Year in Intellectual Property and Vietnam Firm of the Year in Life Sciences in its In-House...

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November 16, 2016

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017: Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked in Tier 1 for IP and TMT in Thailand

Tilleke & Gibbins has been ranked in “Tier 1” for Intellectual Property and Technology, Media, and Telecommunications in Thailand in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, a...

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November 16, 2016

Legal 500: Tier 2 Ranking Awarded to Tilleke & Gibbins’ Indonesia Practice for Intellectual Property

The Indonesia practice of Tilleke & Gibbins has been placed among the top six firms in the country for IP work in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, which awarded the...

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July 7, 2016

Thailand: Trademark Act Reacts to Refilling and Reuse of Packaging and Containers

Suebsiri Taweepon

In a trademark infringement that is endemic in Thailand, genuine containers and packaging bearing the mark of a legitimate trademark owner are refilled with illicit contents and reused by third...

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June 24, 2016

New Procedures to Record Exclusive Distributorships in Cambodia

Sokmean Chea, David Mol

On May 31, 2016, the Ministry of Commerce introduced a Prakas  (regulation) on the Procedures to Record and File Permission Letters for Imported Goods Bearing Exclusive...

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June 8, 2016

PLC Life Sciences Multi-Jurisdictional Guide 2016/17 – Thailand Chapter

Alan Adcock, Atthachai Homhuan, Siraprapha Rungpry

PLC Life Sciences Multi-jurisdictional Guide 2016/17  is a Q&A-style guide which provides an overview of the regulatory frameworks of the life sciences industries across multiple...

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June 8, 2016

PLC Life Sciences Multi-Jurisdictional Guide 2016/17 – Vietnam Chapter

Tu Ngoc Trinh, Hien Thi Thu Vu

Presented in a Q&A format, the PLC Life Sciences Multi-jurisdictional Guide  provides a comprehensive overview of life sciences laws and regulations in jurisdictions around the...

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June 6, 2016

Replacing Thailand’s System to Record Well-Known Marks

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong, Ploynapa Julagasigorn

Changes to how Thailand handles well-known marks mean that rights holders will have to change their strategies and best practices to protect their marks.

In Thailand, protection over a...

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