Intellectual Property

Tilleke & Gibbins is a one-stop center for all IP services, including registration and enforcement, commercialization, litigation, government relations, and regulatory affairs. Our high-caliber practice is internationally recognized in anticounterfeiting, IP litigation, strategic filing advice, and commercial IP work.

We help creators strategically position, protect, and profit from intellectual assets in diverse markets worldwide. Our success on our clients’ behalf has led to global recognition as a leading intellectual property practice by such surveys as Asialaw Profiles, Chambers Asia Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Managing Intellectual Property, Practical Law Co., World Trademark Review, Asia IP, Asian Legal Business, and others. 

We are versatile practitioners—well-educated in the overlapping fields of science, technology, and the law by top universities and real-world practice in one of the toughest IP regions in the world. In Bangkok, our IP group consists of 48 lawyers, including 7 litigators; 9 patent agents with backgrounds in chemistry, biology, computer science, food science, materials science, or physics; 10 trademark executives; 60 support personnel, including a government/police liaison and a private investigator; and 24 technical specialists in various scientific fields, on an as-needed basis. The Vietnam IP team consists of 15 members, including veteran IP practitioners and patent agents.

We are educators—our IP attorneys provide free lectures and tours of our Museum of Counterfeit Goods to students of all ages, clients, diplomats, intellectual property practitioners, Thai and foreign police, Interpol officers, judges, government officials, and business executives. The museum’s collection is composed of more than 3,500 products in 14 broad categories of goods, many of which were used as evidence in court or seized in raids overseen by our firm. By viewing counterfeit goods alongside their genuine counterparts, museum visitors gain a new perspective on the extent and consequences of the counterfeiting of legitimate goods.

To learn more about our IP services and our achievements on behalf of our clients, please continue reading about our IP Registration and Enforcement, IP Commercialization, and IP Litigation practices.

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August 3, 2020

Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards 2020: Tilleke & Gibbins Earns Seven Nominations

Following the release of the shortlists for Benchmark Litigation’s Asia-Pacific Awards 2020, Tilleke & Gibbins is proud to announce that the firm has received nominations for seven...

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July 20, 2020

Dr. Jakkrit Kuanpoth to Moderate Session on Resolution of Intellectual Property Disputes

Jakkrit Kuanpoth

On August 5, 2020, Dr. Jakkrit Kuanpoth, of counsel in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property department, will...

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July 14, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Highlighted in WTR Article on Diversity and Inclusion in Asian Law Firms

In a research project to celebrate Pride Month 2020, World Trademark Review  (WTR) recently set out to explore the landscape of diversity and inclusion initiatives in...

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July 9, 2020

Somboon Earterasarun to Speak at National Innovation Agency

Somboon Earterasarun

On July 23, 2020, Somboon Earterasarun, partner in Tilleke & Gibbins' Intellectual property group, will speak at a training event organized by Thailand's National Innovation Agency (NIA)—a...

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July 3, 2020

Asialaw Awards 2020: Tilleke & Gibbins Nominated for Three National Firm of the Year Awards

Tilleke & Gibbins has been nominated for three Firm of the Year Awards at the third Asialaw Regional Awards—an Asia-wide awards ceremony recognizing the best law firms across the region. The...

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July 23, 2020

Indonesia Adjusts Compulsory Licensing Guidelines in Preparation for Eventual COVID-19 Vaccine

Melinda Ambrizal, Wongrat Ratanaprayul

While the Indonesian government already has the power to exercise compulsory licensing through existing patent laws, a new regulation, thought to be a preemptive response to the development of a...

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July 22, 2020

Cambodia to Accede to the Berne Convention, Greatly Expanding Foreign Copyright Owners’ Rights

Michelle Ray-Jones, Sovanrotha Sok

Cambodia is set to become the latest member of the Berne Convention—the key international treaty governing copyright and related rights—following a law passed on June 27, 2020, ratifying the...

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July 17, 2020

Practical Law: Patent Litigation in Thailand 2020

Siraprapha Claassen, Piyawat Kayasit, Nandana Indananda

Practical Law has published an updated online version of Patent Litigation in Thailand: Overview,  a Q&A-style guide that provides detailed overviews of courtroom and litigation...

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July 10, 2020

Interim IP Provisions Introduced Under EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement

Linh Thi Mai Nguyen, Hien Thi Thu Vu

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) was ratified by Vietnam’s National Assembly on June 8, 2020, under Resolution No. 102/2020/QH14 (Resolution 102), and will take effect on August 1, 2020...

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July 9, 2020

Regional Guide to Franchising Law in Mainland Southeast Asia

The popularity of the franchise business model has been growing rapidly in mainland Southeast Asia in recent years, with some of the world’s top brands becoming common sights...

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