Intellectual Property



BA, Chulalongkorn University
Wattanasuda Khotenate
+66 2056 5635


Wattanasuda Khotenate is an associate in the intellectual property group at Tilleke & Gibbins, where she focuses on a wide range of matters related to trademark protection in Laos.

Wattanasuda acts for clients across all industries in conducting trademark searches, registering trademarks, maintaining trademark rights, and performing other related trademark matters. A versatile practitioner with deep practical knowledge of the regulatory framework for trademarks in Laos, Wattanasuda advises global and regional brand owners on how obtaining, securing and maintaining trademark registration in the country can further their strategic goals. In the course of her representation, she not only acts for clients in the registration stage, but also handles trademark maintenance and recordations, including renewals, assignments, mergers, and changes of name and address.

  • Provided guidance on trademark filing in Laos and collaborated with the Lao Department of Intellectual Property to ensure a smooth registration process.
  • Successfully overcame office actions for trademark applications filed via the national route and overcame provisional refusals of international registrations filed under the Madrid system.
  • Conducted trademark searches and provided legal analysis and advice on registering the targeted trademarks.
  • Represented leading companies in opposition and cancellation proceedings, which are not common in Laos.
  • Managed the trademark portfolios of international and domestic clients in a wide range of industries, carrying out trademark registrations, amendments, renewals, recordations, oppositions, cancellations, license agreements, and other trademark matters.