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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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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July 9, 2014

Asia IP Trademark Survey – Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked in Tier 1 for Thailand

Tilleke & Gibbins has been ranked “Tier 1” for both “Trademark Prosecution” and “Trademark Contentious” work in Thailand by Hong Kong-based legal publication Asia IP in its annual Trademark...

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June 4, 2014

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

For the second year in a row, Tilleke & Gibbins has been ranked as a “Gold Band” firm in Thailand by IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2014, due to the outstanding nature...

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May 23, 2014

MIP: Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked “Tier 1” in Thailand in Multiple Trademark Categories

For the 11th year in a row, Tilleke & Gibbins has been ranked as a “Tier 1” firm in Thailand for both “Trademark Prosecution” and “Trademark Contentious” by Managing Intellectual Property. In...

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May 16, 2014

Asian Legal Business: Tilleke & Gibbins Thailand Receives Top Rankings in Patents and Trademarks/Copyright

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Thailand IP practice has received “Tier 1” classifications for both “Patents” and “Trademarks/Copyright” in Asian Legal Business’ annual IP rankings. Asian Legal Business...

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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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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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