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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Nandana Indananda

T:+66 2056 5879

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Partner
Bangkok

Somboon Earterasarun

T:+66 2056 5744

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Partner
Bangkok
Jakarta

Suebsiri Taweepon

T:+66 2056 5877

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Partner
Bangkok

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong

T:+66 2056 5867

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Partner
Bangkok
Vientiane

Thomas J. Treutler

T:+84 24 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 24 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

Thanh Phuong Vu

T:+84 24 3772 5571

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Patent Specialist
Hanoi
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October 19, 2016

Alan Adcock Wins INTA Volunteer Service Award for the Advancement of Trademark Law

Alan Adcock

Alan Adcock, a partner in the intellectual property and regulatory affairs groups at Tilleke & Gibbins, has been named one of just six winners of the annual Volunteer Service Awards granted by...

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May 12, 2017

ALB Awards Tier 1 Rankings to Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP Practice in Vietnam

Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP team has earned “Tier 1” rankings for “Patents” and “Trademarks/Copyright” in Vietnam. Asian Legal Business  identified the firm among a select few to be...

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June 9, 2015

ALB Diversity List 2015: Tilleke & Gibbins Counted Among Top Firms

Tiziana Sucharitkul, Darani Vachanavuttivong

Tilleke & Gibbins has been included in the first edition of the Diversity List, a list compiled by Asian Legal Business—forming part of the magazine’s “Women in Law” feature—that...

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October 15, 2015

ALB Indonesia Law Awards 2015: Tilleke & Gibbins Nominated as IP Firm of the Year

Tilleke & Gibbins has been nominated as a finalist in Asian Legal Business’s Indonesia Law Awards for the Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year award. The following criteria are...

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September 28, 2016

ALB Indonesia Law Awards 2016: Tilleke & Gibbins Nominated for IP Firm of the Year

Tilleke & Gibbins has been nominated for the “Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year” award at the Asian Legal Business  ALB Indonesia Law Awards 2016, which aim to recognize...

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May 14, 2015

Are Use Inventions Protected Under Vietnamese Law?

Thang Duc Nguyen

Like many developing countries, Vietnam has tended to exclude first and second (or subsequent) medical use inventions from patent protection in order to reduce drug prices. The patent office has...

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July 2, 2014

ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk Guide: Protecting Your IP at Trade Fairs in Southeast Asia

As part of the European Commission’s objective to support small and medium-sized enterprises to secure their ASEAN intellectual property rights (IPR), the ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk—a European...

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July 2, 2014

ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk Guide: Transfer of Technology to Southeast Asia

The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk, a European Commission project to support European Union enterprises in protecting and enforcing their intellectual property rights (IPR) in or relating to ASEAN, has...

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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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