In the latest rankings released by Asia IP in its 2015 Copyright Survey, Tilleke & Gibbins was ranked as a Tier 1 firm in both Thailand and Vietnam for its copyright practice, which offers the full range of copyright services including filing and recordal, licensing and transactions, enforcement, and litigation.
In addition to the rankings, the 2015 Copyright Survey’s editorial quoted the viewpoints of several Tilleke & Gibbins practitioners from around the region:
- Cambodia. In the section on Cambodia, Darani Vachanavuttivong, the firm’s co-managing partner and managing director, intellectual property, highlighted the important role that brand owners play in supporting the actions of the government officials with direct authority to tackle counterfeiting.
- Indonesia. Somboon Earterasarun of the firm’s Jakarta office was quoted as saying that Indonesia’s new copyright law “allows copyright recordal to be filed online, but the system does not yet work,” emphasizing that an effective payment system with local banks will take several months to implement.
- Myanmar. Tilleke & Gibbins consultant Yuwadee Thean-ngarm described the shortcomings of Myanmar’s current copyright law, which often dissuades foreign copyright owners from being active in the market.
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