Suebsiri Taweepon

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Thai, English

Education

LLM, Duke University

LLM, Thammasat University

LLB, Chulalongkorn University

Suebsiri Taweepon is a partner 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 Co-Chair of the Emerging IP Rights Committee of APAA (the Asian Patent Attorneys Association). He is also an adjunct lecturer, teaching intellectual property law in the Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University (one of the top law schools in Thailand), and other universities. Suebsiri is a prolific author of articles and other publications, and a regular speaker at conferences and seminars on intellectual property–related topics.

  • Cooperated with the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) to execute sophisticated raid plans and successfully seized 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.

  • Won a tremendous victory in one of the most complex patent litigation cases ever presented at the IP&IT Court on behalf of a U.S. multinational glass manufacturer. The case involved a Thai patent comprising various product and process claims in mirror-making technology. Our client was the defendant in a civil action brought by a top Japanese glass mirror maker, alleging infringement of its patent rights. In turn, our client filed a counterclaim asserting that the granted patent is invalid and should be revoked. After more than 30 days of hearings with testimonies of world-class experts from both sides, the Court rendered its judgment completely in favor of our client. The Court declared the plaintiff’s patent invalid and unenforceable.

  • Successfully defended and reached a favorable settlement on behalf of a large Thai automotive lighting company in patent litigation involving a French company in the same business of automotive lighting and the sale of automotive spare parts.

  • Advising and working in collaboration with the Software Industry Promotion Agency, a public organization under the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology of Thailand. Advised on IPR-related issues for more than 50 Thai software companies and organized three seminars with more than 150 attendees over the project’s three-year span.

  • Secured a victory for the top producer of welding electrodes in Thailand against a local infringer in a landmark passing-off 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.

  • 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, 2016

ALB IP Rankings: Tilleke’s IP Practice in Thailand Receives Tier 1 Rankings

Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP practice in Thailand has received “Tier 1” rankings for “Patents” and “Trademarks/Copyright” from Asian Legal Business. To determine the rankings, researchers at ALB ...

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April 22, 2016

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Thailand Team Ranked in Tier 1 by Media Law International

Tilleke & Gibbins’ media practice in Thailand has received a “Tier 1” ranking in the 2016 edition of Media Law International, a guide to the top media law practices around the world. Researchers...

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March 3, 2016

Managing IP: Tilleke & Gibbins’ Patent Team in Thailand Ranked in Tier 1

For the fourteenth year in a row, Tilleke & Gibbins has been ranked in “Tier 1” for both patent prosecution and patent contentious work in Thailand by Managing Intellectual Property. The rankings...

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February 10, 2016

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016: Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP Practice in Thailand Ranked in Band 1

Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property practice has been ranked in “Band 1” for Thailand in the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016  rankings. This is the highest ranking which can be achieved. The...

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February 10, 2016

Top Ranking Awarded to Tilleke & Gibbins’ TMT Practice in Thailand by Chambers

Placing our firm at the pinnacle of the legal market, Chambers Asia-Pacific  has ranked Tilleke & Gibbins as a “Band 1” firm for its technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) practice...

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May 23, 2016

Thailand: Record Damages Awarded in Trademark Case

Srila Thongklang, Suebsiri Taweepon

“Born in Canada, Living in London, Made in Italy” is the brand motto of Dsquared2, the famous international fashion brand originally created by Dean and Dan Caten, twin brothers from Canada who have...

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May 10, 2016

Media, Advertising, and Entertainment Law Throughout the World 2016 – Thailand Chapter

Suebsiri Taweepon, Hassana Chira-aphakul

Media, Advertising, and Entertainment Law Throughout the World, published by Multilaw, presents an overview of media, advertising, entertainment, and art law in more than 30 countries worldwide....

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March 23, 2016

Intellectual Property in Thailand: Registration, Protection, Commercialization

Written for business operators who are new to the country, Intellectual Property in Thailand: Registration, Protection, Commercialization  provides a helpful introduction to IP issues under Thai...

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January 15, 2016

Lex Mundi Guide to Doing Business in Thailand 2016

The Guide to Doing Business in Thailand, published by Tilleke & Gibbins in association with Lex Mundi, provides a comprehensive overview of the legal and business environment for investors...

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December 25, 2015

Using Photos from the Internet: Copyright Ownership and Orphan Works

Suebsiri Taweepon, Chidapa Kongrassmee

A picture is worth a thousand words. It’s an old adage, but in today’s accelerated digital economy, the concept is more relevant than ever. With more and more competition for consumers’ attention,...

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