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. Each year since 2008, 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 a part-time 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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April 3, 2014

Suebsiri Taweepon’s Views on Copyright Infringement Featured in The Wall Street Journal

Suebsiri Taweepon

Contributing to Thailand’s challenging environment for intellectual property enforcement, it is quite common for live music venues, broadcasters, and other establishments to play copyrighted songs...

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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 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 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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June 7, 2013

International Copyright Law: A Practical Global Guide – Thailand Chapter

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Suebsiri Taweepon

Darani Vachanavuttivong and Suebsiri Taweepon of Tilleke & Gibbins have contributed the Thailand chapter to the recently published book, International Copyright Law: A Practical Global Guide. The...

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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 19, 2012

Copyright on the Catwalk

Srila Thongklang, Suebsiri Taweepon

Can a professional model claim for protection of copyright over her walk on the runway? In August 2012, the Thai Supreme Court rendered a final decision to resolve one of the most controversial...

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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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August 24, 2012

Using Copyrighted Materials from the Internet

Suebsiri Taweepon

You are preparing a slide presentation for a speech or an internal company meeting and want to use some photos you found on a Google Images search in your slides. Is it necessary to ask permission...

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