Advised a European pharmaceutical company in relation to patent infringement issues in Vietnam and Thailand.
Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Law, York
LLB, Leeds University
James Evans, a qualified solicitor of England & Wales, is a consultant at Tilleke & Gibbins who advises on IP matters across Southeast Asia. In 2010, James was recognized as one of the top 250 life sciences patent litigators worldwide by Intellectual Asset Management’s IAM Life Sciences 250, and he is listed in The International Who’s Who of Life Sciences IP Lawyers. James is a WIPO-listed arbitrator.
James began his career in law in the UK, where he worked on reported patent and trademark infringement matters in the UK High Court and Court of Appeal. He qualified in the UK as a lawyer (Solicitor of England & Wales, 2002) and has been working on IP matters in Bangkok since 2004.
James handles infringement matters in relation to all types of IP, with particular expertise in patent litigation (e.g. in the pharmaceutical field, in which he has acted for large pharmaceutical companies in litigation against generics companies), trademark infringement/passing off, copyright infringement, and alternative dispute resolution. James has experience in media-related matters, having advised several international broadcasting and media companies on such subjects as advertising, broadcasting, online marketplaces, and file-sharing. James also handles transactional IP matters such as licensing and technology transfer across Southeast Asia.
James has carried out mediations both at the Department of Intellectual Property and at Thailand’s Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court on patent, trademark, and copyright matters. In addition, James has significant experience in trademark and patent portfolio management at both the national and international level. He has handled IP matters in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Myanmar.