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May 31, 2011

MIP IP Handbook Praises Tilleke & Gibbins IP Practice

Managing Intellectual Property

The Managing Intellectual Property IP Handbook 2011, published recently by the Legal Media Group, contains an editorial praising the Tilleke & Gibbins IP practice. Building on the results of Managing IP’s annual World IP Survey, the IP Handbook 2011 provides an in-depth commentary on all ranked firms.

The editorial notes that Tilleke & Gibbins “continues to be the only firm in Thailand with a Tier one ranking across the board” in contentious and noncontentious matters for both patents and trademarks. Recognizing Darani Vachanavuttivong, Co-Managing Partner and Managing Director of the IP group, a client in the global food and beverages industry said, “We have the direct involvement of a partner in the firm dedicated to our account with whom we have worked with consistently for many years.”

A pharmaceutical client told the publication, “They have been excellent. They have been outstanding in retaining experts, understanding and litigating complex scientific issues, reporting on the status of the cases they are working on, meeting with local business and conducting settlement negotiations. I deal directly with Siraprapha Rungpry. She has a good sense of the business issues. I am very happy with her and her team.”

“They always respond to my inquiries promptly and are very helpful,” said one trademark client. “Their English is also very good, which leaves no communication barrier and allows us to work more efficiently.” In terms of individual attorneys, “Nuttaphol Arammuang, Darani Vachanavuttivong and Parichart Monaiyakul are all pleasant and easy to work with.”

Finally, the handbook recognizes the firm’s Vietnam team for obtaining “a $10,000 fine on local counterfeiters, one of the largest fines ever levied in Vietnam for an IP law violation.” Thomas J. Treutler and Nga Thi Phi Nguyen are singled out as “widely respected” practitioners.