Hassana Chira-aphakul

Attorney-at-Law
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Practices

Office

Languages

Thai, English

Education

BSc, University of Portsmouth

LLB, Thammasat University

Hassana Chira-aphakul is an attorney-at-law in the intellectual property group of Tilleke & Gibbins. Chambers Asia Pacific reports that Hassana is “fantastic and very highly regarded” and “has proven expertise in the enforcement of IP rights.”

Hassana’s areas of practice include copyright and trademark issues, licensing and distributorship, and IP enforcement, with a particular focus on crimes related to software, as well as domain name and Internet issues. She also works closely with investigators and law enforcement authorities on investigation and suppression activities throughout Thailand, including at Thailand’s borders and ports.

Hassana is a member of the Lawyers Council of Thailand, the Thai Bar Association, the Intellectual Property and Innovation Association (IPA), and the Thammasat University Law Association.

  • Won a historic judgment for a global technology leader against former employees who misappropriated our client’s tremendously valuable trade secret technology. In the IP&IT Court decision, our client was awarded an injunction against use and disclosure of its trade secret technologies, including machines, processes, and information. Our client also received substantial damages and recovery of legal fees. This was the first case that a trade secret owner has successfully enforced against trade secret misappropriation in Thailand.

  • Negotiated the transfer of websites to our client; the domain name of four websites incorporated our client’s well-known brand, while the other websites sold watches that imitated our client’s branded products.

  • Identified the manufacturer of counterfeit Italian sport cars, which were being exported to Europe and Hollywood for sale, and stopped the Thai manufacturer from producing such vehicles bearing our client’s branded name.

  • Advised and assisted clients in seeking critical copyright recordation for their creative works, such as cartoon characters, software programs, books, and other artistic works.

  • Secured the removal of infringing materials from the Internet on behalf of our clients, including convincing website operators to delete infringing investment reports and to take down a website promoting infringing technology products.

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February 13, 2015

Tilleke & Gibbins Receives “Band 1” Ranking for TMT in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015

In the latest annual rankings released by renowned legal publication Chambers Asia-Pacific, Tilleke & Gibbins achieved a “Band 1” ranking for its technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT)...

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February 13, 2015

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015: Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP Practice Ranked in Top Tier

Placing our firm at the pinnacle of the legal market, Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property practice in Thailand has been ranked in “Band 1” in the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015  rankings....

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February 11, 2015

Managing Intellectual Property: Tilleke & Gibbins’ Patent Team in Thailand Ranked in Tier 1

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

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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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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 16, 2014

Copyright Litigation – Jurisdictional Comparisons 2015, Thailand Chapter

Nandana Indananda, Suebsiri Taweepon, Hassana Chira-aphakul

The second edition of Copyright Litigation – Jurisdictional Comparisons  has been published by The European Lawyer Reference. The guide presents an overview of copyright litigation in 26...

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May 14, 2014

Thailand Legal Basics

Thailand Legal Basics, a valuable primer for foreign investors, explores all aspects of living and doing business in Thailand. Written by Tilleke & Gibbins, the book begins with an overview of...

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April 22, 2014

Media, Advertising, and Entertainment Law Throughout the World 2014 – Thailand Chapter

Hassana Chira-aphakul

In what marks the latest edition of the guide, Media, Advertising, and Entertainment Law Throughout the World 2014 has been published, to which Tilleke & Gibbins has contributed the Thailand and...

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April 9, 2013

Media, Advertising, and Entertainment Law Throughout the World 2013 – Thailand Chapter

Hassana Chira-aphakul

Updated for 2013, the Thailand chapter of Media, Advertising, and Entertainment Law Throughout the World provides a broad overview of media, advertising, and entertainment law in the Kingdom,...

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