Areeya Pornwiriyangkura

Attorney-at-Law
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Office

Languages

Thai, English

Education

MLI, University of Wisconsin Law School

LLM, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

LLB, Assumption University

Areeya Pornwiriyangkura is an attorney-at-law in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property group. She provides legal advice to a variety of high-profile IP owners both locally and internationally and to several world-leading pharmaceutical companies.

Her areas of practice include IP enforcement, licensing and distributorship, and pharmaceutical regulation. Areeya has a keen interest in IP commercialization transactions and pharmaceutical regulation, and she is a prolific author and speaker on these topics.

Areeya also works closely with IP litigators on complex patent litigation, encompassing preliminary injunctions, Anton Piller orders, settlement negotiations, and other critical matters.

  • Represented a multinational pharmaceutical company in patent infringement litigation against a local generic company.  Managed a major pharmaceutical-related patent during a trial on patent infringement.

  • Acted as counsel to a major pharmaceutical company, which representation included liaising with the Thai FDA on marketing compliance issues, verifying that the client’s marketing activities were in compliance with the complex regulations governing pharmaceutical practice in Thailand, and preventing and mitigating risk and loss.

  • Represented a multinational pharmaceutical company in its cancellation petition against a registered trademark based on the mark’s similarity to an International Nonproprietary Name (INN) issued by the World Health Organization (WHO). The Board of Trademarks withdrew the trademark.

  • Represented the top direct sales company in Thailand against a Thai company that filed a criminal case and a civil case seeking damages for alleged wrongful acts and loss of reputation.

  • Represented our client before the IP&IT Court and obtained a very favorable settlement just prior to the rendering of judgment in what has been widely regarded as the largest and most complex patent infringement case in Thai history. In this multijurisdictional case, our team not only secured a rare Anton Piller order to seize infringing goods, which enabled us to successfully prove infringement, but also formulated extensive strategies for protecting the validity of our client’s patent.

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April 16, 2014

Areeya Pornwiriyangkura to Speak at TRACE Anti-Bribery Workshop

Areeya Pornwiriyangkura

Areeya Pornwiriyangkura, an attorney-at-law in Tilleke & Gibbins, is due to speak at an anti-bribery training workshop hosted by TRACE International. The workshop will feature a number of...

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March 4, 2014

Managing IP Survey: Tier 1 Rankings Awarded to Tilleke’s Patent Team in Thailand

For the twelfth year in a row, Managing Intellectual Property  magazine has ranked Tilleke & Gibbins’ Thailand IP team in “Tier 1” for both patent prosecution and patent contentious work....

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February 18, 2014

Tilleke & Gibbins Named Thailand Law Firm of the Year 2014 by Chambers Asia-Pacific

Tilleke & Gibbins has been named Thailand Law Firm of the Year 2014 by Chambers Asia-Pacific. The award was announced at Chambers Asia-Pacific’s annual Awards for Excellence ceremony, which was...

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February 18, 2014

Chambers Ranks Tilleke IP Practice in Top Tier in Thailand for 2014

Chambers Asia-Pacific, a leading industry publication, has released its 2014 rankings, and has placed Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property practice in Thailand in “Band 1,” which represents...

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February 7, 2014

Thailand Copyright Team Ranked in Top Tier by Asia IP

In its 2014 Copyright Survey, Asia IP magazine has recognized Tilleke & Gibbins as a Tier 1 firm in Thailand for its copyright practice. The firm offers the full range of services in relation to...

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April 9, 2014

PLC Life Sciences Multi-Jurisdictional Guide 2014 – Thailand Chapter

Alan Adcock, Areeya Pornwiriyangkura, Siraprapha Rungpry

The latest edition of Practical Law Company’s Life Sciences Multi-jurisdictional Guide has been published. The guide, presented to readers in a Q&A format, provides country-specific analysis of...

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May 17, 2013

Employee Inventions and Creativity: Ownership and Compensation

Areeya Pornwiriyangkura

With Thailand making the transition to a creative economy, and employers now recognizing the importance of employee creativity, it has become very important for managers to know the principles of...

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May 15, 2013

Combating IP Infringement under the Anti-Money Laundering Act

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong, Areeya Pornwiriyangkura

Thailand’s Anti-Money Laundering Act has been amended to include “intellectual property crime” as a predicate offense, resulting in new mechanisms for combating IP infringement. Although the Thai...

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May 7, 2013

PLC Life Sciences Multi-Jurisdictional Guide 2013 – Thailand Chapter

Alan Adcock, Areeya Pornwiriyangkura

In recent years, the Thai FDA has made large-scale efforts to tighten its budget and escalate its standards of scrutiny. In response to these changes, this article provides insight into the...

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March 20, 2013

Lex Mundi Guide to Doing Business in Thailand 2013

Published by Tilleke & Gibbins in association with Lex Mundi, the Guide to Doing Business in Thailand provides a comprehensive overview of the legal environment for investors entering the Thai...

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