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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Suebsiri Taweepon

T:+66 2056 5877

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Partner
Bangkok

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong

T:+66 2056 5867

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Partner
Bangkok

Thomas J. Treutler

T:+84 4 3772 5633

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Partner
Hanoi
Ho Chi Minh City

Aungkana Kiatkamolkul

T:+66 2056 5759

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Patent Specialist
Bangkok

Dung Thi Kim Vu

T:+84 4 3772 5554

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Patent Specialist
Hanoi

Jitluedee Siemanond

T:+66 2056 5739

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Patent Specialist
Bangkok

Sonthaya Sunkapongse

T:+66 2056 5735

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Patent Specialist
Bangkok

Benjapol Kongsombut

T:+66 2056 5750

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Patent Specialist
Bangkok

Thanh Phuong Vu

T:+84 4 3772 5571

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Patent Specialist
Hanoi

Yen Thi Vu

T:+84 4 3772 5608

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Patent Specialist
Hanoi
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May 7, 2015

ALB Nominates Tilleke & Gibbins for IP Firm of the Year and Thailand Deal Firm of the Year Awards

Tilleke & Gibbins has been shortlisted for two awards in the ALB  Southeast Asia Law Awards 2015. Factors such as key hires and departures; complexity, innovation, breadth,...

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March 16, 2015

ALB Power List 2015: Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked Among Top Law Firms in Asia

Placing our firm at the pinnacle of Asia’s legal market, Asian Legal Business  has ranked Tilleke & Gibbins among the top ten “domestic” law firms in Asia in the inaugural...

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May 13, 2016

ALB Ranks Tilleke & Gibbins in Tier 1 for Patents and Trademarks/Copyright in Vietnam

In the latest annual IP rankings released by Asian Legal Business, Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP practice in Vietnam has received “Tier 1” rankings in the following two categories:

April 28, 2016

ALB SEA Law Awards 2016: Tilleke & Gibbins Nominated in Three Firm of the Year Categories

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Tiziana Sucharitkul, Thomas J. Treutler

The nominees of Asian Legal Business’s Southeast Asia Law Awards 2016 have been announced, and Tilleke & Gibbins has secured nominations in three categories, as follows:

August 5, 2015

AMCHAM Thailand Event on August 13: FDA and Livestock Development

Alan Adcock, Atthachai Homhuan, Siradapat Ratanakorn

Alan Adcock, partner and deputy director of the intellectual property department, Dr. Atthachai Homhuan, manager of regulatory affairs, and Siradapat Ratanakorn, consultant, in Tilleke &...

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May 11, 2012

Authorities Launch Enforcement Actions Against Counterfeits

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong, Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa

Reinvigorated intellectual property enforcement efforts by Thai authorities in 2012, in the aftermath of the flood crisis last year, have already reaped great success and led to the possible...

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March 15, 2016

Avoiding IP Pitfalls in Franchising in Vietnam

Thomas J. Treutler

With its huge population of 92 million, 50% of them under the age of 25, Vietnam has become an attractive destination for the world’s major franchises. In urban areas, numerous franchises in...

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March 4, 2016

Avoiding Patent Infringement Using Freedom-to-Operate Analyses

Benjapol Kongsombut

In today’s business world, patents are increasingly used by innovative companies as a tool to support technology transfer and to create opportunities for commercial success. Owning a patent...

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April 16, 2009

Bangkok Report – The Songkran (Thai New Year) Skirmish of 2009

David Lyman

This open letter from David Lyman to the clients of Tilleke & Gibbins addresses the events that unfolded in April 2009, when political demonstrations—sometimes violent—took place in Bangkok...

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October 3, 2016

Biosimilars in Thailand

Alan Adcock, Atthachai Homhuan

In 2002, the Thai government initiated a universal healthcare scheme to bring equitable healthcare access to the general public. Under the scheme, hospitals receive per capita funding based on 47...

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