Suebsiri Taweepon

Attorney-at-Law
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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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January 26, 2015

WTR 1000, 2015: Tilleke Ranked as a “Gold” Band Trademark Firm in Thailand

Tilleke & Gibbins has received a “Gold” band ranking in Thailand in the 2015 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. This is the fifth...

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January 15, 2015

Suebsiri Taweepon to Speak on Protecting Intellectual Property at Motorcycle Manufacturing Conference

Suebsiri Taweepon

Suebsiri Taweepon, an attorney-at-law in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property group, will speak at the Motorcycle Manufacturing and Spare Parts Conference, organized by Trueventus, on the...

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December 27, 2014

Bangkok Post: Tilleke & Gibbins’ Museum of Counterfeit Goods Featured in Documentary

Suebsiri Taweepon

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Museum of Counterfeit Goods was recently featured in a short documentary produced by the Bangkok Post  newspaper. The documentary, which delves into the harmful effects of...

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December 3, 2014

Tilleke & Gibbins to Host Lex Mundi Litigation Practice Group Meeting in Bangkok

Thawat Damsa-ard, Michael Ramirez, Kasamesunt Teerasitsathaporn, Suebsiri Taweepon, Tiziana Sucharitkul

Lex Mundi will hold its 2014 Litigation, Arbitration, and Dispute Resolution Asia-Pacific practice group meeting in Bangkok on December 11–12, 2014. As the exclusive Lex Mundi member firm for...

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November 12, 2014

Asialaw Profiles 2015: Tilleke & Gibbins’ Thailand Team “Highly Recommended” in Nine Practice Areas

Placing our firm at the pinnacle of the Thai legal market, Asialaw Profiles 2015  has ranked Tilleke & Gibbins as a “Highly Recommended” firm in nine practice areas. The rankings, which are...

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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 16, 2014

Copyright Litigation – Jurisdictional Comparisons 2015, Thailand Chapter

Nandana Indananda, Suebsiri Taweepon, Hassana Chira-aphakul

The second edition of Copyright Litigation – Jurisdictional Comparisons  has been published by The European Lawyer Reference. The guide presents an overview of copyright litigation in 26...

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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...

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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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