Suebsiri Taweepon

Attorney-at-Law
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Office

Languages

Thai, English

Education

LLM, Duke University

LLM, Thammasat University

LLB, Chulalongkorn University

Suebsiri Taweepon is a senior associate at Tilleke & Gibbins specializing in intellectual property. For six consecutive years, he has been recognized as one of the top legal experts in Asia by the annual Asialaw Leading Lawyers survey.

Suebsiri takes a considered, practical approach to his work, and has experience in a wide range of intellectual property matters, both contentious and noncontentious, including litigation, licensing, and registration of intellectual property rights, with particular emphasis in computer software and technology-related industries. He advises local and overseas clients on protecting and managing their portfolios of trademarks, patents, designs, copyrights, and domain names, as well as commercial licensing of intellectual assets.

Suebsiri has been involved in several government consultations and has a great deal of experience in anticounterfeiting matters, including investigation of intellectual property infringement and criminal raid actions.

In addition to his work at Tilleke & Gibbins, Suebsiri is an adjunct lecturer, teaching intellectual property law in the Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University, one of the top law schools in Thailand. He is also a prolific author of articles and other publications, and a regular speaker at conferences and seminars on intellectual property–related topics.

  • Secured a victory for the top producer of welding electrodes in Thailand against a local infringer in a landmark case before the Supreme Court of Thailand. The client’s resounding success may be attributed to the defensive strategy of using multiple separate trademark registrations to collectively cover the entire package design.

  • Cooperated with the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) to execute sophisticated raid plans and successfully seize more than 1,000 fully assembled motorcycles worth more than THB 40,000,000 from a motorcycle factory in southern Thailand. The motorcycles were seized under the authority of the Thai Patent Act for the offense of criminal infringement of a well-known Japanese motorcycle company’s design patents.

  • 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.

  • Advised a Fortune 500 health care services company and successfully secured its valuable trade secret from possible misappropriation by suspected infringers.

  • Provided strategic advice on trademark portfolio management and helped to combat several infringing logos on behalf of the world’s largest international coffeehouse chain company.

  • Advised and assisted a financial services company in protecting its computer software against unauthorized use and dissemination of copyrighted works.

  • Represented a leading U.K.-based sportswear and football equipment supplier in a civil case against its former Thai distributor. Obtained an Anton Piller order and seized a total of 96,000 counterfeit items that were produced in breach of the defendant’s contract with the client.

  • Represented multinational companies in complex patent litigation matters in both prosecuting against patent infringement and defending against the alleged use of equivalent technology.

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May 13, 2015

Asian Legal Business Ranks Tilleke & Gibbins in “Tier 1” for Patents and Trademarks/Copyright in Thailand

In the latest annual IP rankings from Asian Legal Business, Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP practice in Thailand has again been placed at the top of the legal market, with our firm receiving “Tier 1”...

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April 29, 2015

Asia IP: Tilleke & Gibbins’ Lawyers Discuss Online Piracy of Movies

Suebsiri Taweepon, Yuwadee Thean-ngarm

Hong Kong-based legal magazine, Asia IP, has quoted two of Tilleke & Gibbins’ lawyers in a special feature on “Moviemakers Battle Online Pirates.” Their comments were included in the March...

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April 21, 2015

Media Law International Ranks Tilleke & Gibbins’ Media Practice as Tier 1 in Thailand

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Thailand practice has received a “Tier 1” ranking in media law from Media Law International, reflecting the outstanding capabilities possessed by our Technology, Media, and...

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March 18, 2015

Bun-Tuek Thai Bev Visits Tilleke & Gibbins’ Museum of Counterfeit Goods

Suebsiri Taweepon

Bun-Tuekg Thai Bev, a variety program on Channel 5, recently paid a visit to Tilleke & Gibbins’ Museum of Counterfeit Goods to find out more on the current counterfeiting situation in Thailand....

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March 16, 2015

ALB Power List 2015: Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked Among Top Law Firms in Asia

Placing our firm at the pinnacle of Asia’s legal market, Asian Legal Business  has ranked Tilleke & Gibbins among the top ten “domestic” law firms in Asia in the inaugural edition of the...

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May 7, 2015

Media, Advertising, and Entertainment Law Throughout the World 2015 – Thailand Chapter

Areeya Pornwiriyangkura, Hassana Chira-aphakul, Suebsiri Taweepon

The 2015 edition of Media, Advertising, and Entertainment Law Throughout the World, a concise and current overview of media, advertising, entertainment, and art law in more than 30 countries...

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April 30, 2015

Ten Key Changes to Thailand’s Copyright Act

Suebsiri Taweepon

Over the past 20 years since its enactment, the Thai Copyright Act B.E. 2537 (A.D. 1994) has remained unchanged, despite numerous attempts by legislators to modernize the law. As a result, Thailand’s...

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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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