Titirat Wattanachewanopakorn

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Thai, English


LLM, American University, Washington College of Law

MSA, Central Michigan University

LLB, Thammasat University

Titirat Wattanachewanopakorn is an attorney-at-law specializing in intellectual property enforcement in the firm’s Bangkok office. He serves clients primarily in the entertainment, automotive, software, consumer products, cosmetics, and fashion industries. In protecting his clients’ valuable IPR, Titirat develops and implements strategies that include, as necessary, contractual transactions, IP due diligence, mediation, multi-level negotiations, investigations, raids, and other enforcement actions.

Titirat’s expertise in government relations is also demanded by clients in non-IP matters. Titirat introduces clients to the government agencies relevant to their industry, gives presentations to government officials, acts as a point of contact on behalf of his clients, coordinates advocacy initiatives, counsels clients on anti-corruption laws,  and responds to government inquiries and other critical situations.

Fluent in English and the recipient of two advanced degrees from leading universities in the United States, Titirat is a sought-after speaker and author. He is also a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), the Asian Patent Attorneys Association, and the Intellectual Property Association of Thailand.

  • Represented a leading producer of smartphones as its "point of contact" with all government authorities, which involved crafting an overall government relations strategy, establishing and cultivating relationships with officials, responding to government investigations, monitoring potential policy and regulatory developments, and seeking legislative and regulatory change on our client’s behalf. We have also structured appropriate and effective solutions to the business and legal challenges faced by our client.

  • Responded in a timely and effective manner to news that a variation of our client’s trade name and trademark would be used in a major concert and festival sponsored by parties in both the private and public sectors. With only two weeks’ notice, we immediately commenced negotiations at all levels with the appropriate government agencies and the organizer. Our prompt and diligent actions were effective. Prior to the event, the hosts changed the name and mark of the event, and all advertisements were removed and corrected.

  • Collaborated with the DSI in investigating and organizing a raid action against a target that sold counterfeit auto parts and accessories in Bangkok. The enterprise appeared to be a regular shop, but it maintained a large stock of counterfeit European-branded auto parts and accessories and a wide distribution network with many car repair shops. After months of  investigation, the DSI raided the premises and seized over 15,000 counterfeit products.

  • Stopped the sale and manufacture of infringing racing apparel and equipment. The counterfeit products were being offered for sale on a motorcycle fan website. We served a warning notice and convinced the webmaster to remove all advertisements for the counterfeit products from the website and to block any new advertisements with keywords containing our client’s mark. Our further investigation revealed a large importer and distributor of counterfeit products located in Chinatown. We conducted a raid of the premises, on our client’s behalf, and seized several hundred counterfeit items.

  • Defended one of the leading global hotel management companies in a civil lawsuit for trademark infringement brought by a well-known real estate development company in Thailand. With our strong legal arguments and reliable documents and evidence, we convinced the IP&IT Court that our client was entitled to use its trade name and trademark in connection with its hotel business. The civil lawsuit was dismissed and the Trademark Registrar granted the registration of our client’s trademark application according to the judgment of the IP&IT Court.

  • Secured a victory for a Thai healthcare products company before the Supreme Court in trademark litigation initiated by its former employee and authorized manufacturing company. The opposing party claimed to be the owner of our client’s trademarks as well as the mechanism for the production of haemodialysis solutions. The client’s resounding success may be attributed to the defensive strategy of introducing evidence that demonstrated the bad faith of the former employee in initiating the case.

  • Helped a leading automobile manufacturer to enforce its trademarks. Unauthorized agents were importing, selling, and marketing cars and maintenance services using the client’s brand and service marks. The team conducted a full investigation in Bangkok and surrounding areas and identified 40 cases of infringement. Through mediation procedures, the vast majority of the infringers agreed to cease their use of the client's mark.

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January 26, 2015

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

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2014 Asia IP Awards: Tilleke & Gibbins Wins Patent and Trademark Awards

Tilleke & Gibbins has been named Patent Firm of the Year and Trademark Firm of the Year for Thailand at the 2014 Asia IP Awards, a set of annual awards conducted by Hong Kong-based legal...

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

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific  has ranked Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property group in Thailand as a Tier 1 practice for the twelfth year in a row. The rankings come with the release of...

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September 12, 2014

Asia IP Patent Survey 2014: Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked in Tier 1 for Thailand

Tilleke & Gibbins has been ranked as a “Tier 1” firm for both “Patent Contentious” and “Patent Prosecution” work in Thailand by Asia IP  in its annual Patent Survey. The survey provides an...

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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 2, 2014

Online Investigation Leads to Successful Raid for WWE

Titirat Wattanachewanopakorn

As part of Tilleke & Gibbins’ one-stop intellectual property service in Thailand, our in-house investigation team periodically conducts market surveys in key areas in Bangkok and upcountry. The...

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April 29, 2014

Anticounterfeiting 2014 – A Global Guide – Southeast Asia Focus on Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia, and Vietnam

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Sukontip Jitmongkolthong, Somboon Earterasarun, Yuwadee Thean-ngarm, Titirat Wattanachewanopakorn, Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa, Loc Xuan Le, Linh Duy Mai

With a population of 600 million, the combined economy of the 10 nations comprising the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ranks as the ninth largest in the world. With the ASEAN Economic...

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November 27, 2013

Case Study: Raid Action Process in Lao PDR

Titirat Wattanachewanopakorn

Part and parcel of protecting and enforcing brand owners’ intellectual property is preventing counterfeit goods that infringe their rights from ever reaching consumers. One way in which this can be...

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October 30, 2013

Managing IP Roundtable: How to Approach IP Rights Across ASEAN

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Thomas J. Treutler, Titirat Wattanachewanopakorn, Somboon Earterasarun, Alan Adcock

Rights holders are looking to Southeast Asia as the next growth region. In this virtual roundtable in the November 2013 edition of Managing Intellectual Property magazine, attorneys from various law...

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