Intellectual Property

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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 (IP) practice in Thailand and Vietnam 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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Alan Adcock

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Bangkok
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Nandana Indananda

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Srila Thongklang

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Sukontip Jitmongkolthong

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Bangkok

Thomas J. Treutler

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Hanoi

Jeffrey J. Blatt

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Bangkok

Ampolphan Sriduangchan

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Bangkok

Areeya Pornwiriyangkura

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Bangkok

Chidapa Kongrassmee

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July 17, 2014

Managing IP Interviews Somboon Earterasarun on Indonesia’s Draft Trademark Law

Somboon Earterasarun

Indonesia is revising its trademark law, and the current draft will have the country’s trademark office publishing applications before conducting substantive examination. Will this new procedure...

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July 16, 2014

James Evans and Yuwadee Thean-ngarm Interviewed by MIP on Myanmar’s Trademark Law

Yuwadee Thean-ngarm

Since Myanmar’s historic by-election in 2012, the country has made significant progress in drafting a modernized set of intellectual property (IP) laws. Myanmar’s first draft trademark law is now...

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July 14, 2014

James Evans to Speak at BCCT Boardroom Briefing on ASEAN Intellectual Property

The British Chamber of Commerce Thailand is hosting a Boardroom Briefing seminar to discuss the topic “ASEAN Intellectual Property Issues: Practical Steps for Protection of IP and Taxation Aspects...

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July 9, 2014

Asia IP Trademark Survey – Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked in Tier 1 for Thailand

Tilleke & Gibbins has been ranked “Tier 1” for both “Trademark Prosecution” and “Trademark Contentious” work in Thailand by Hong Kong-based legal publication Asia IP in its annual...

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July 9, 2014

Tilleke & Gibbins in Vietnam Ranked Tier 1 for Trademark by Asia IP

In its annual Trademark Survey, legal publication Asia IP has ranked Tilleke & Gibbins’ Vietnam IP practice in “Tier 1” for its capabilities in “Trademark Prosecution” and “Trademark...

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September 6, 2013

Brand Protection in Myanmar: Laying the Groundwork for Investment

Darani Vachanavuttivong

It seems that everyone wants to invest in Myanmar, but no one knows quite where to start. Many potential investors—from pioneering entrepreneurs to leading multinational corporations—are in a...

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September 2, 2013

Update on Landlord Liability for Copyright and Trademark Infringement

Nandana Indananda, Kawin Kanchanapairoj

For many years, Thailand has sorely needed to improve its intellectual property enforcement laws to prevent copyright and trademark infringement. In an era when technology allows for new,...

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August 28, 2013

Myanmar Trademark Law: The Long Wait May Soon Be Over

Darani Vachanavuttivong

Myanmar is emerging from a long period of international isolation. With the recent relaxing of sanctions against the country, Myanmar is taking steps to rejoin the international community, and...

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August 27, 2013

Case Study: IP Enforcement Process in Lao PDR

Titirat Wattanachewanopakorn

More and more multinational corporations are seeking to grow their business in Lao PDR, also commonly known as Laos. With annual GDP growth rates of over 8% (according to the latest World Bank...

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August 22, 2013

Well-Known Trademarks in Vietnam: Theory and Practice

Loc Xuan Le, Linh Duy Mai

The protection of well-known trademarks was first established by Article 6bis of the Paris Convention. However, the Paris Convention and other subsequent international treaties do not...

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