Intellectual Property

Featured Publication: Anti-Counterfeiting Guide
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T: +66 2653 5871
T: +84 4 3772 5633
T: +6221 2971 8099
T: +95 1 255 208

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

T:+66 2653 5871

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Partner
Bangkok

Darani Vachanavuttivong

T:+66 2653 5888

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Partner
Bangkok
Vientiane
Yangon

Nandana Indananda

T:+66 2653 5879

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Partner
Bangkok

Srila Thongklang

T:+66 2653 5529

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong

T:+66 2653 5867

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Partner
Bangkok

Thomas J. Treutler

T:+84 4 3772 5633

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Partner
Hanoi

Jakkrit Kuanpoth

T:+66 2653 5531

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Of Counsel
Bangkok

Jeffrey J. Blatt

T:+66 2653 5644

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Of Counsel
Bangkok

Ampolphan Sriduangchan

T:+66 2653 5746

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Associate
Bangkok

Areeya Pornwiriyangkura

T:+66 2653 5882

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Associate
Bangkok
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April 16, 2015

Asian Legal Business: Tilleke & Gibbins Voted Employer of Choice 2015 in Thailand

Tiziana Sucharitkul, Darani Vachanavuttivong

For the third year in a row, Asian Legal Business  has named Tilleke & Gibbins “Employer of Choice” in Thailand, solidifying our reputation as one of Asia’s best law firms to...

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April 10, 2015

Somboon Earterasarun to Speak on Trademark Registration in Indonesia at JIExpo

Somboon Earterasarun

Somboon Earterasarun, director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Jakarta office, will speak on the topic, “Trademark Challenges and Considerations for Thai Investors,” at the seminar, “Indonesia-Thailand...

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April 9, 2015

Tilleke & Gibbins Holds IP Training for Government Officials in Myanmar

Darani Vachanavuttivong

On April 1, 2015, Tilleke & Gibbins co-hosted an intellectual property enforcement training session in collaboration with the Attorney General of Myanmar of the Union Attorney General’s Office...

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March 30, 2015

Michael Ramirez and Yuwadee Thean-ngarm Quoted by Asia IP on Protecting IP in Myanmar

Michael Ramirez, Yuwadee Thean-ngarm

Hong Kong-based intellectual property magazine Asia IP has interviewed Michael Ramirez, senior consultant, and Yuwadee Thean-ngarm, consultant, in Tilleke & Gibbins’ Yangon office, for their...

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March 23, 2015

Tilleke & Gibbins Honored by City of Hanoi

Thomas J. Treutler

Tilleke & Gibbins has received a certificate of commendation from the City of Hanoi for the firm’s notable contributions to the city’s judicial field. Thomas J. Treutler, partner and managing...

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August 27, 2014

Registering Common Characters as Trademarks

In Thailand, the requirements for trademark registration are specified in Section 7 of the Trademark Act. One requirement, subject to certain exceptions, stipulates that marks must possess the...

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August 26, 2014

Unfair Competition: Vietnam’s Conflicting Decrees

Linh Duy Mai

On July 21, 2014, the Vietnam Government issued Decree 71/2014/ND-CP (Decree 71), which sets out the prescribed remedies for competition violations. Among these include sanctions in cases of...

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August 25, 2014

Supreme Court: Generic or Common Words May Be Distinctive

The Thai Trademark Act provides no restriction on the registration of marks that consist of Roman letters, Arabic numerals, mathematical symbols, scientific symbols, or abbreviations. However, in...

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August 2, 2014

Landmark Win in Lafarge Domain Name Dispute

Linh Duy Mai, Loc Xuan Le

On April 22, the People’s Court of the city of Da Nang issued a decision ordering the revocation of the “lafarge.com.vn” domain name registered by a Vietnamese individual, giving Lafarge S.A. of...

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July 25, 2014

The Four Basics to Reap the Benefits of Intellectual Property

As a business owner or manager, you need to know the basics of intellectual property (IP) protection. Otherwise, you may fail to put in place adequate safeguards for securing IP rights, and you...

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