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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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 18, 2014

Chambers Asia-Pacific: Thailand TMT Practice at Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked in “Band 1”

The technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) practice group at Tilleke & Gibbins has been ranked at the top of the Thai market by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014. The publication, which ranks...

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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, 2013

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

Hassana Chira-aphakul, James Evans

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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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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November 7, 2012

Thai Cabinet Approves Draft Amendments to Copyright Act

Hassana Chira-aphakul

The current Copyright Act B.E. 2537 (1994) has been in force for 18 years. Given the rapid technological change in the last two decades, copyright owners and practitioners widely agree that it is...

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September 5, 2012

The Report: Thailand 2012 – Legal Framework

The Report: Thailand 2012, published by Oxford Business Group, provides an in-depth analysis of different sectors of the Thai economy. Tilleke & Gibbins contributed the legal section of the...

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June 22, 2012

Software Protection in Thailand

James Evans, Suebsiri Taweepon, Hassana Chira-aphakul

Medien & Recht Publishing has published the first edition of Software Protection: A Comparative Perspective, which gives insight into the field of ICT law in 24 different jurisdictions. For an in...

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