Developed and implemented a creative and cost-effective strategy to prevent infringement in Thailand of a 3D trademark registered in a foreign country. Although the client was unsuccessful in registering its 3D trademark in Thailand, the client nonetheless sought to prevent a competitor from importing into Thailand products that incorporated a similar 3D mark. We successfully collaborated with both Thai Customs and the Royal Thai Police and convinced Thai Customs to seize the infringing goods. The goods were confiscated and used as leverage to procure binding agreements from the opposing party to change the style of its product and satisfy other requirements.
Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa
LLM, University of Southern California Law School
LLM, Indiana University Bloomington Law School
LLB, Thammasat University
Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa is an attorney-at-law with extensive experience in brand protection, IP enforcement, and anticounterfeiting. Her practice is focused on IP portfolio strategy and management, including comprehensive protection of trademark, copyright, patent, and other intellectual assets in Asia and worldwide. She primarily represents multinational corporations and market leaders in electronic appliances, auto parts, consumer products, apparel, software, and luxury goods.
Pink is a member of the Prevention and Suppression IPR Infringement Committee (Private Sector), through which channel she regularly advocates for increased government action against counterfeit and infringing goods. Through her involvement in this committee, Pink collaborates with the Ministry of Commerce (Department of Intellectual Property), the Royal Thai Police, the Department of Special Investigation, the Metropolitan Police Bureau, the Economic Crime Police Division, the Ministry of Finance (Customs Bureau), the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, the Ministry of Public Health (Food and Drug Administration), and the Ministry of Culture. Pink is also a member of the East Asia & Pacific Subcommittee of the Anticounterfeiting Committee within the International Trademark Association.
Pink actively participates in several focus groups dedicated to amending IP laws and regulations and to instituting a mandatory IP course in all Thai universities to further IP awareness in Thai society. In addition, she regularly lectures on IP law at some of Thailand's leading universities. Pink is a member of the Thai Bar Association, the Lawyers Council of Thailand, and the Intellectual Property and Innovation Association (IPA).