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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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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June 14, 2016

INTA-MOST Conference in Ho Chi Minh City: Presentations on Well-Known Trademarks

Michelle Ray-Jones, Thomas J. Treutler

Lawyers at Tilleke & Gibbins will take part in “Protection of Well-Known Trademarks – Enterprise’s Needs and Solutions,” a conference hosted by the International Trademark Association and the...

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June 13, 2016

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong to Speak on IP Risks in Contracts at Ideal Forum Conference

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong, a partner in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property group, will speak at “Advanced Contracts Risk Management,” a conference hosted by Ideal Forum that provides the...

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June 9, 2016

Museum of Counterfeit Goods to Be Featured on SmartBiz

Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa

Wiramrudee Mokkhavesa, an attorney-at-law in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property group, will be featured on today’s episode of SmartBiz, which profiles the firm’s Tilleke &...

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June 8, 2016

Thomas Treutler to Speak at USPTO Patent Workshops in Vietnam

Thomas J. Treutler

Thomas J. Treutler, managing director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Vietnam offices, will speak on “The Importance of IP and Innovation” at two workshops in Vietnam organized by the U.S. Patent and...

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June 7, 2016

Asia IP Trademark Survey 2016: Tilleke & Gibbins Receives Tier 1 Rankings in Four Countries

In Asia IP’s Trademark Survey 2016, Tilleke & Gibbins received “Tier 1” rankings across four countries:

  • Cambodia
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam...

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December 17, 2015

Legal Update: New Provisions on Domain Names in Vietnam

Thomas J. Treutler, Giang Thi Huong Tran

In October 2015, a number of key new provisions related to domain name cases entered into effect in Vietnam. The regulations were promulgated under Circular 24 of the Ministry of Information and...

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December 14, 2015

Vietnam: Softer Approach Proves Effective in Fighting Copyright Violations

Thomas J. Treutler, Loc Xuan Le

Among the many challenges in enforcing intellectual property rights in developing countries like Vietnam, those that arise from violations occurring on the Internet may be the most difficult to...

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December 14, 2015

Thailand: Grounds to Initiate a Trademark Cancellation Action

Brand owners often wish to seek cancellation of another party’s registered trademark for a range of legitimate reasons, such as unauthorized registration of the mark by a dealer or registration of...

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November 24, 2015

Bringing Brands to Vietnam

Jim Dao, Tu Ngoc Trinh, Waewpen Piemwichai

A recent Nielsen survey concluded that Vietnam ranks third in the world in terms of consumer fondness for branded goods, with 73 percent of Vietnamese participants responding that they liked to...

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November 24, 2015

Licensing Facilitation Act: Enhancing Patent and Trademark Registration Procedures

Darani Vachanavuttivong

The Licensing Facilitation Act B.E. 2558 (2015) (LFA), implemented on July 21, 2015, requires government authorities that register and/or grant licenses—such as the Department of Intellectual...

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