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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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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July 21, 2016

Dr. Jakkrit Kuanpoth to Moderate Panel Discussion on Arbitration and ADR in IP Disputes

Jakkrit Kuanpoth

Dr. Jakkrit Kuanpoth, of counsel in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property group, will moderate a panel discussion on “Arbitration and ADR in IP Disputes,” at an event jointly hosted by the...

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July 18, 2016

Joint Chambers Event on Trends in IP and Online Infringement

Suebsiri Taweepon

Suebsiri Taweepon, a partner in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property group, will speak on the topic “Trends of IP Laws and Online Infringement in Thailand” at a joint chambers event hosted...

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July 15, 2016

Let the Music Play: Nandana Indananda Interviewed by the Bangkok Post on Copyright Issues

Nandana Indananda

Nandana Indananda, a partner in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property group, was interviewed by the Bangkok Post  newspaper, and his views were included in an online article...

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July 13, 2016

Copyright Law Seminar: Music on YouTube

Nandana Indananda

The Copyright Coalition Thailand, a society of legal professors and lawyers, together with Tilleke & Gibbins, will host a seminar on the topic “Copyright Law in Thailand: Playing Songs on...

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July 11, 2016

Webinar on July 13: The Role of Local Experts in Protecting IP in Southeast Asia

Somboon Earterasarun

Somboon Earterasarun, director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Jakarta office, will speak at a web-based seminar on “The Role of Local Experts in Protecting Your IP in Southeast Asia,” hosted by the...

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January 13, 2016

New Avenue for Accelerated Patent Examination in Vietnam

Thang Duc Nguyen

In October 2015, the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP) signed its first Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) agreement with the Japanese Patent Office (JPO) to enable...

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January 13, 2016

How Will Upcoming Changes to Vietnam’s IP Regulations Impact Patent Examination?

One of the most important legal documents in the Vietnamese IP system is Circular No. 01/2007/TT-BKHCN dated February 14, 2007, guiding the implementation of the Law on Intellectual Property (“...

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December 25, 2015

Using Photos from the Internet: Copyright Ownership and Orphan Works

Suebsiri Taweepon, Chidapa Kongrassmee

A picture is worth a thousand words. It’s an old adage, but in today’s accelerated digital economy, the concept is more relevant than ever. With more and more competition for consumers’ attention...

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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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