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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Melinda Ambrizal

T:+6221 2971 8002

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Consultant
Jakarta

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

Safina Media Baqo

T:+62 21 2971 8008

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Consultant
Jakarta

Sher Hann Chua

T:+95 1 255 208

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Consultant
Yangon

Siraprapha Rungpry

T:+66 2056 5874

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Consultant
Bangkok

Teerin Chanwatana

T:+66 2056 5720

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Consultant
Bangkok

Thiprada Takdumrongkul

T:+66 2056 5623

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Consultant
Bangkok

Tokunari Otake

T:+66 2056 5749

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Consultant
Bangkok
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April 26, 2017

Dino Santaniello Provides Insights on IP Enforcement in World IP Day Event in Laos

Dino Santaniello

Dino Santaniello, a consultant at Tilleke & Gibbins’ Laos office, was invited to speak on the topic of “Administrative Action/Raid Action: Fighting Counterfeit Goods in Laos” at a World...

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April 24, 2017

John King to Participate in World IP Day Forum in Phnom Penh

John King

As part of this year’s celebration of World Intellectual Property Day, the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, in conjunction with Westec Media, is organizing a forum on the topic “Innovation – Improving...

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April 13, 2017

Waewpen Piemwichai to Speak on Franchising in Vietnam

Waewpen Piemwichai

On April 27, attorney-at-law Waewpen Piemwichai will give a presentation on the regulatory requirements for franchising in Vietnam as a part of “Hanoi International Franchise Discovery Day.” The...

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April 13, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins Brings INTA’s Unreal Campaign to Vietnam

On April 26, World Intellectual Property Day, Tilleke & Gibbins and the International Trademark Association (INTA) will be organizing a special student outreach event at the Hanoi Law...

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April 12, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins Named ALB Employer of Choice 2017

For the fifth year in a row, Tilleke & Gibbins has been named “Employer of Choice” in Thailand in a survey conducted by Asian Legal Business.

The rankings were determined...

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November 25, 2016

Intellectual Property Linkage: Connecting IP Offices with Regulators

Alan Adcock

Intellectual property (IP) linkage refers to connecting an IP office, through open communication lines and complementary processes, to other government agencies that work on IP. This generally...

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November 24, 2016

Protecting New Plant Varieties Under Thai Law

Salil Siriwat

In Thailand, plant varieties are protected under the Plant Varieties Protection Act B.E. 2542 (1999) (Act), which is administered by the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (Ministry). The...

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November 24, 2016

Franchising in Myanmar: Navigating the Local Requirements

Sher Hann Chua

Take a walk along Bogyoke Aung San Road in downtown Yangon, and you will see longyi-clad men and teenagers in school uniforms with thanaka-painted faces digging their fingers...

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November 23, 2016

Copyright Act Amendments: Combating Online Infringement – Obstacles and Prospects

Suebsiri Taweepon, Alec Wheatley

Last year’s amendments to the Thai Copyright Act gave copyright owners broader and more advanced tools to tackle copyright infringement in the digital age. Among these amendments, the one which...

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November 23, 2016

Important Supreme Court Decision on Suggestive Marks

Parichart Monaiyakul

The recent amendments to Thailand’s Trademark Act No. 3 B.E. 2559 (2016) introduce a number of significant changes. No changes, however, were made to the requirement of distinctiveness in Section...

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