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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Nhung Thi Hong Le

T:+84 4 3772 5623

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Trademark Specialist
Hanoi

Ruchiya Chuenchomrat

T:+66 2653 5757

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Trademark Specialist
Bangkok

Sokmean Chea

T:+855 23 964 210

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Trademark Specialist
Phnom Penh

Supatra Watanaworakitkul

T:+66 2653 5733

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Trademark Specialist
Bangkok

Thao Thi Phuong Nghiem

T:+84 4 3772 8811 ext. 119

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Trademark Specialist
Hanoi

Thidawan Sirikul

T:+66 2653 5734

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Trademark Specialist
Bangkok

Atthachai Homhuan

T:+66 2653 5610

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Regulatory Consultant
Bangkok
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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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September 20, 2016

Thomas Treutler to Speak on Protection of Well-Known Marks at MOST-INTA Event in Vietnam

Thomas J. Treutler

Thomas J. Treutler, managing director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Vietnam offices, will participate in two panel discussions at a conference on well-known trademarks jointly organized by Vietnam’s...

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September 15, 2016

Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2016: Tilleke & Gibbins Nominated in Six Categories

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Cynthia M. Pornavalai, Linh Thi Mai Nguyen

Tilleke & Gibbins has received nominations in six categories in the Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2016. The awards celebrate the advancement of women in the...

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September 7, 2016

Webinar on September 13: IP Strategies for Niche Markets

Thomas J. Treutler

Thomas J. Treutler, managing director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Vietnam offices, will share his expertise in a webinar on “IPR Protection Strategies for EU SMEs from the Niche Markets in South-...

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September 5, 2016

ASEAN-USPTO Workshop on Using IP to Protect and Promote Traditional Arts and Crafts

Jakkrit Kuanpoth

Dr. Jakkrit Kuanpoth, of counsel in Tilleke & Gibbins, will present on the topic “Enforcing Your Intellectual Property Rights to Protect Your Traditional Arts and Crafts in Physical and Online...

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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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February 26, 2016

Large Seizures of Counterfeit Goods by Thai Customs

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong

Consumer spending peaks in the last quarter of every year—a time that coincides with the holiday season and end-of-year bonus payouts. It is also during this time that the greatest number of...

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February 26, 2016

Thailand’s Trade Secret Act: Understanding the Law and Prevailing in Disputes

Rati Kerdpu

In a competitive market, business owners strive to reduce production costs and increase sales volumes in order to gain an economic advantage. To achieve this, large amounts of investment are made...

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