Nandana Indananda

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Master of Law and Technology, University of Stockholm

LLM, University of Leicester

LLM, University of Hong Kong

LLM, Ramkhamhaeng University

LLB, Ramkhamhaeng University

Nandana Indananda, a former judge of the Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court, is a partner in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property group. He counsels clients on a broad range of laws including intellectual property, e-commerce, information technology, and biotechnology matters. Widely known as an expert in complex litigation, Nandana has successfully led IP litigation teams in several patent and trade secret lawsuits on high-technology assets. He has been recognized by the WTR 1000  as one of the top enforcement and litigation lawyers in Thailand, while the IAM Patent 1000  has described him as a “top-flight patent litigator.”

Nandana obtained masters’ degrees in law from renowned universities in Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, and Sweden. He continues to conduct in-depth legal research and is a frequent contributor to definitive legal journals. Nandana regularly gives lectures at top universities and is a special lecturer for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Nandana has completed the Barrister-at-Law requirements of the Institute of Legal Education, Thai Bar Association.

  • Acted on behalf of 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 patent infringement litigation against a local generic company.  Managed a major pharmaceutical-related patent during a trial on patent infringement.

  • Liaised with the Royal Thai Police to end a predatory business tactic. As our client operates in many provinces in Thailand, a competitor filed criminal charges of “false statement” against our client in many provinces in order to force our client to spend time and money travelling to meet police officers throughout Thailand. We convinced the Royal Thai Police that the cases were related and should be consolidated and tried in Bangkok.

  • Represented a top Italian fashion design company in a case before the IP&IT Court. The IP&IT Court cancelled the defendants’ 18 trademarks, awarded a substantial amount of compensation to the client, and issued a permanent injunction prohibiting the defendant from using marks similar to the client’s trademarks and trade name.

  • Represented a highly successful Chinese manufacturing enterprise in a dispute with a Malaysian manufacturing company concerning the worldwide usage of similar trademarks pertaining to vehicles. A favorable resolution was reached through negotiation.

  • Represented an Italian fashion brand in a civil action against the Department of Intellectual Property to appeal the Board of Trademarks’ rejection of the client’s trademark application.

  • Secured the registration of a trademark for a market leader in aircraft components in an appeal at the IP&IT Court.

  • Secured a trademark litigation victory for an agrichemical company against its former distributor, who was passing off of our client’s trademarks. Finding in favor of our client’s better right, the IP&IT Court ordered the cancellation and withdrawal of 16 of the former distributor's trademarks containing logos and wording that infringed our client’s mark and further ordered that use of the infringing marks cease.

  • Advised a pharmaceutical client on various IP issues, such as product liability, government advocacy on new regulations, compulsory licenses, new laws (Patent Act, Drug Act), and trademark registration.

  • Represented a leading Japanese electronics company in a patent infringement case against a Thai distributor which concluded in an amicable settlement through mediation in less than one year. The settlement included the seizure and disposal of existing counterfeit inventory, an agreement to stop the sale and marketing of counterfeit products, and a marketing awareness campaign educating the public on the differences between authentic and counterfeit products.

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November 16, 2015

2015 Asia IP Awards: Tilleke & Gibbins Named Trademark Firm of the Year in Thailand

Tilleke & Gibbins has been named “Trademark Firm of the Year” in Thailand at the 2015 Asia IP Awards, an annual awards ceremony hosted by Asia IP. Only five firms were shortlisted for each award...

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November 12, 2015

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

Tilleke & Gibbins’ technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) group has been ranked as a “Tier 1” practice in Thailand by in the 2016 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. The ranking’s...

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November 12, 2015

Legal 500 Awards “Tier 1” Ranking to Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP Practice in Thailand

Placing our firm at the pinnacle of the legal market, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific has ranked Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property (IP) group in Thailand as a “Tier 1” practice for the...

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November 4, 2015

Asia IP Patent Survey 2015: Tilleke & Gibbins’ Patent Practice Ranked “Tier 1” in Thailand

Tilleke & Gibbins has been named a “Tier 1” firm in Thailand for “Patent Prosecution” and “Patent Contentious” work in Asia IP’s most recent Patent Survey. The Patent Survey features patent news...

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September 28, 2015

Tilleke & Gibbins Named Domestic Law Firm of the Year at TrustLaw Awards

Based on our “effort and enthusiasm in supporting pro bono clients over the last year,” Tilleke & Gibbins has been named the “2015 Domestic Law Firm of the Year” at this year’s TrustLaw Awards....

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September 7, 2015

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Patents 2016 – Thailand Chapter

Nandana Indananda, Siraprapha Rungpry

The 6th edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Patents  provides practical cross-border insight into patent law across 34 jurisdictions. The Thailand chapter of the guide was...

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March 9, 2015

Thai Copyright Act Amendments: Updating the Law for the Digital Age

Nandana Indananda, Suebsiri Taweepon

Thailand’s Copyright Act B.E. 2537 (1994) came into force on March 21, 1995. Over the course of the nearly 20 years since its passing, the Act had previously remained unchanged, devoid of any...

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February 20, 2015

Challenges of Protecting Intellectual Property in the Software Industry

Nandana Indananda, Suebsiri Taweepon

In the fast-evolving and highly competitive technology industry, software developers and owners should exercise strong vigilance to ensure that their creations are properly guarded within the ambit...

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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 29, 2014

Global Patent Litigation 2014 – Thailand Chapter

Nandana Indananda

The latest edition of Global Patent Litigation, Supplement 23, 2014, has been published by Kluwer Law. The book provides a comprehensive, multijurisdictional overview of the main features of patent...

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