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 2653 5886

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Consultant
Bangkok
Hanoi

Philip M. Ziter

T:+84 4 3772 5580

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Consultant
Hanoi

Phutthaphot Nontree

T:+66 2653 5721

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Consultant
Bangkok

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

Teerin Chanwatana

T:+66 2653 5720

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Consultant
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
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July 21, 2016

Dr. Jakkrit Kuanpoth to Moderate Panel Discussion on Arbitration and ADR in IP Disputes

Jakkrit Kuanpoth

Dr. Jakkrit Kuanpoth, of counsel in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property group, will moderate a panel discussion on “Arbitration and ADR in IP Disputes,” at an event jointly hosted by the...

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July 18, 2016

Joint Chambers Event on Trends in IP and Online Infringement

Suebsiri Taweepon

Suebsiri Taweepon, a partner in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property group, will speak on the topic “Trends of IP Laws and Online Infringement in Thailand” at a joint chambers event hosted...

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July 15, 2016

Let the Music Play: Nandana Indananda Interviewed by the Bangkok Post on Copyright Issues

Nandana Indananda

Nandana Indananda, a partner in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property group, was interviewed by the Bangkok Post  newspaper, and his views were included in an online article...

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July 13, 2016

Copyright Law Seminar: Music on YouTube

Nandana Indananda

The Copyright Coalition Thailand, a society of legal professors and lawyers, together with Tilleke & Gibbins, will host a seminar on the topic “Copyright Law in Thailand: Playing Songs on...

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July 11, 2016

Webinar on July 13: The Role of Local Experts in Protecting IP in Southeast Asia

Somboon Earterasarun

Somboon Earterasarun, director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Jakarta office, will speak at a web-based seminar on “The Role of Local Experts in Protecting Your IP in Southeast Asia,” hosted by the...

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March 1, 2016

International Franchising (Second Edition, Release 4) – Vietnam Chapter

Michael K. Lee, Jim Dao, Tu Ngoc Trinh

Lawyers at Tilleke & Gibbins have contributed the Vietnam chapter to International Franchising, Second Edition (Release 4, 2015), a guide to franchising law and practice in 36...

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March 1, 2016

International Franchising (Second Edition, Release 4) – Thailand Chapter

Sriwan Puapondh, Alan Adcock

International Franchising, Second Edition (Release 4, 2015) has been published through Juris Publishing and edited by the Center for International Legal Studies. The guide provides...

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February 29, 2016

Taking Action Against Trademark Infringement in Indonesia

Somboon Earterasarun

Indonesia uses a “first-to-file” system, under which trademark owners must register their trademarks before they are able to take action against infringers for trademark infringement. The earlier...

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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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