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Michelle Ray-Jones is a consultant in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property group in Bangkok. She is an experienced practitioner in matters involving complex intellectual property litigation and prosecution.

Michelle represents clients on a wide range of matters related to intellectual property. With the bulk of her practice focusing on Thai and international trademark protection and enforcement, Michelle advises on trademark searches, applications, registrations, maintenance, and enforcement issues. She is also regularly engaged in the preparation of contracts and releases for trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

A U.S.-qualified lawyer, Michelle is licensed to practice in the State of New York and is admitted in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Michelle has successfully represented clients before the Federal Courts of the United States and the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Michelle has served as president of the Licensing Executives Society of Thailand since September 2021, and is also a frequent speaker on topics such as intellectual property rights and franchising law.


  • Orchestrated the completion of a worldwide trademark coexistence agreement between a client in the hospitality industry and a U.S.-based food and beverage company.
  • Successfully stopped a large Thai manufacturer and distributor from infringing the trademark of a global life sciences company.
  • Represented a leading publisher in numerous copyright litigations brought in the U.S. Federal District Courts.
  • Manages the worldwide trademark portfolios of fast-growing clients in the hospitality and food and beverage industries, and provides guidance on trademark filing, maintenance, and enforcement strategies.
ABOUT Michelle




    JD, Brooklyn Law School

    BA, New York University


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