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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January 26, 2015

WTR 1000, 2015: Tilleke Ranked as a “Gold” Band Trademark Firm in Thailand

Tilleke & Gibbins has received a “Gold” band ranking in Thailand in the 2015 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. This is the fifth...

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November 12, 2014

Asialaw Profiles 2015: Tilleke & Gibbins’ Thailand Team “Highly Recommended” in Nine Practice Areas

Placing our firm at the pinnacle of the Thai legal market, Asialaw Profiles 2015  has ranked Tilleke & Gibbins as a “Highly Recommended” firm in nine practice areas. The rankings, which are...

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November 10, 2014

2014 Asia IP Awards: Tilleke & Gibbins Wins Patent and Trademark Awards

Tilleke & Gibbins has been named Patent Firm of the Year and Trademark Firm of the Year for Thailand at the 2014 Asia IP Awards, a set of annual awards conducted by Hong Kong-based legal...

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October 30, 2014

Legal 500: Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP Practice in Thailand Ranked in “Tier 1”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific  has ranked Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property group in Thailand as a Tier 1 practice for the twelfth year in a row. The rankings come with the release of...

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September 12, 2014

Asia IP Patent Survey 2014: Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked in Tier 1 for Thailand

Tilleke & Gibbins has been ranked as a “Tier 1” firm for both “Patent Contentious” and “Patent Prosecution” work in Thailand by Asia IP  in its annual Patent Survey. The survey provides an...

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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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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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