Areeya Pornwiriyangkura

Attorney-at-Law
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Office

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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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June 23, 2015

IAM Patent 1000 2015: Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked in “Gold Band” for Patent Services in Thailand

For the third year in a row, in the 2015 edition of IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, Tilleke & Gibbins has been ranked as a “Gold Band” firm in Thailand for its...

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May 13, 2015

Asian Legal Business Ranks Tilleke & Gibbins in “Tier 1” for Patents and Trademarks/Copyright in Thailand

In the latest annual IP rankings from Asian Legal Business, Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP practice in Thailand has again been placed at the top of the legal market, with our firm receiving “Tier 1”...

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May 6, 2015

Alan Adcock and Areeya Pornwiriyangkura to Present at Asian Food Franchising Forum

Alan Adcock, Areeya Pornwiriyangkura

Alan Adcock, a partner and deputy director of the intellectual property department at Tilleke & Gibbins, and Areeya Pornwiriyangkura, an attorney-at-law in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual...

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March 16, 2015

ALB Power List 2015: Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked Among Top Law Firms in Asia

Placing our firm at the pinnacle of Asia’s legal market, Asian Legal Business  has ranked Tilleke & Gibbins among the top ten “domestic” law firms in Asia in the inaugural edition of the...

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March 12, 2015

Tilleke & Gibbins Named Firm of the Year 2015 for Asia by Managing IP

In what marks a momentous occasion for Tilleke & Gibbins, our firm is honored to have been named the “Firm of the Year 2015” in Asia by Managing Intellectual Property  magazine. This award,...

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May 7, 2015

Media, Advertising, and Entertainment Law Throughout the World 2015 – Thailand Chapter

Areeya Pornwiriyangkura, Hassana Chira-aphakul, Suebsiri Taweepon

The 2015 edition of Media, Advertising, and Entertainment Law Throughout the World, a concise and current overview of media, advertising, entertainment, and art law in more than 30 countries...

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March 9, 2015

Supreme Court Ruling on Marks Similar to Pharma INNs

Areeya Pornwiriyangkura

In Thailand, the names ascribed by generic drug manufacturers to their pharmaceutical products are often similar to the names of pharmaceutical substances identified under the International...

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January 7, 2015

Lex Mundi Guide to Doing Business in Thailand 2015

Tilleke & Gibbins, in association with Lex Mundi, has published the latest edition of the Guide to Doing Business in Thailand. The guide provides a comprehensive overview of the legal and...

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December 22, 2014

PLC Doing Business In … Multi-Jurisdictional Guide 2015 – Thailand Chapter

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Sriwan Puapondh, Kitti Thaisomboon, Michael Ramirez, Areeya Pornwiriyangkura, Anake Rattanajitbanjong, Passanan Suwannoi, Kasma Visitkitjakarn, Ahmet Yesilkaya, Penrurk Phetmani

Practical Law Company, in association with Lex Mundi, has published the latest edition of its Q&A guides to doing business worldwide. The Thailand chapter, authored by Tilleke & Gibbins...

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September 19, 2014

Controlling Intellectual Property When Outsourcing

Areeya Pornwiriyangkura

Outsourcing is not a novel way of doing business. No matter the industry, a company is likely to be involved in outsourcing in some way. When hiring a third party to assist in a part of your business...

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