Nandana Indananda

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Thai, English

Education

Master of Law and Technology, University of Stockholm

LLM, University of Leicester

LLM, University of Hong Kong

LLM, Ramkhamhaeng University

LLB, Ramkhamhaeng University

Nandana Indananda, a former judge of the Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court, is a partner in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property group. He counsels clients on a broad range of laws including intellectual property, e-commerce, information technology, and biotechnology matters. Widely known as an expert in complex litigation, Nandana has successfully led IP litigation teams in several patent and trade secret lawsuits on high-technology assets. He has been recognized by the WTR 1000  as one of the top enforcement and litigation lawyers in Thailand, while the IAM Patent 1000  has described him as a “top-flight patent litigator,” and Chambers Asia-Pacific  has recognized his extensive experience in handling patent and trade secrets cases.

Nandana obtained masters’ degrees in law from renowned universities in Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, and Sweden. He continues to conduct in-depth legal research and is a frequent contributor to definitive legal journals. Nandana regularly gives lectures at top universities, and he is a special lecturer for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). In addition, he plays key roles in the Lawyers Council of Thailand (LCT), serving as vice chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, a member of the Board for Notarial Services Attorneys, and one of the main lecturers for LCT training courses.

Nandana has completed the Barrister-at-Law requirements of the Institute of Legal Education, Thai Bar Association.

  • Acted on behalf of our client before the IP&IT Court and obtained a very favorable settlement just prior to the rendering of judgment in what has been widely regarded as the largest and most complex patent infringement case in Thai history. In this multijurisdictional case, our team not only secured a rare Anton Piller order to seize infringing goods, which enabled us to successfully prove infringement, but also formulated extensive strategies for protecting the validity of our client’s patent.

  • Won a historic judgment for a global technology leader against former employees who misappropriated our client’s tremendously valuable trade secret technology. In the IP&IT Court decision, our client was awarded an injunction against use and disclosure of its trade secret technologies, including machines, processes, and information. Our client also received substantial damages and recovery of legal fees. This was the first case that a trade secret owner has successfully enforced against trade secret misappropriation in Thailand.

  • Acted as counsel to a major pharmaceutical company, which representation included liaising with the Thai FDA on marketing compliance issues, verifying that the client’s marketing activities were in compliance with the complex regulations governing pharmaceutical practice in Thailand, and preventing and mitigating risk and loss.

  • Represented a multinational pharmaceutical company in patent infringement litigation against a local generic company.  Managed a major pharmaceutical-related patent during a trial on patent infringement.

  • Liaised with the Royal Thai Police to end a predatory business tactic. As our client operates in many provinces in Thailand, a competitor filed criminal charges of “false statement” against our client in many provinces in order to force our client to spend time and money travelling to meet police officers throughout Thailand. We convinced the Royal Thai Police that the cases were related and should be consolidated and tried in Bangkok.

  • Represented a top Italian fashion design company in a case before the IP&IT Court. The IP&IT Court cancelled the defendants’ 18 trademarks, awarded a substantial amount of compensation to the client, and issued a permanent injunction prohibiting the defendant from using marks similar to the client’s trademarks and trade name.

  • Represented a highly successful Chinese manufacturing enterprise in a dispute with a Malaysian manufacturing company concerning the worldwide usage of similar trademarks pertaining to vehicles. A favorable resolution was reached through negotiation.

  • Represented a top Italian fashion brand in a civil action against the Department of Intellectual Property at the IP&IT Court to appeal the Board of Trademarks’ refusal of our client’s trademark applications. The Court withdrew the Board’s decision and accepted our client’s trademarks for registration.

  • Represented a leading British retailer in a cancellation action against a Thai company at the IP&IT Court. The Court cancelled several of the defendant’s trademark registrations and issued a permanent injunction prohibiting the defendant from using marks similar to our client’s trademarks and trade name.

  • Secured a trademark litigation victory for an agrichemical company against its former distributor, who was passing off our client’s trademarks. Finding in favor of our client’s better right, the IP&IT Court ordered the cancellation and withdrawal of 16 of the former distributor’s trademarks containing logos and wording that infringed our client’s mark and further ordered that use of the infringing marks cease.

  • Advised a pharmaceutical client on various IP issues, such as product liability, government advocacy on new regulations, compulsory licenses, new laws (Patent Act, Drug Act), and trademark registration.

  • Represented a leading Japanese electronics company in a patent infringement case against a Thai distributor which concluded in an amicable settlement through mediation in less than one year. The settlement included the seizure and disposal of existing counterfeit inventory, an agreement to stop the sale and marketing of counterfeit products, and a marketing awareness campaign educating the public on the differences between authentic and counterfeit products.

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March 5, 2012

Nandana Indananda Presents on IP at Japanese Embassy

Nandana Indananda

On March 2, Nandana Indananda, a Partner with the Tilleke & Gibbins IP group, gave a presentation for Japanese embassy officials from several ASEAN countries, who had gathered at the embassy in...

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March 6, 2012

Managing IP Ranks Tilleke & Gibbins as Tier 1 Trademark Firm in Thailand

The Tilleke & Gibbins IP practice in Thailand has been ranked as a Tier 1 firm for both Trademark Prosecution and Trademark Contentious, according to the Managing IP Trademark Survey for 2012....

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March 21, 2012

Tilleke & Gibbins Rated as Leading Life Sciences Firm in Thailand by PLC Which Lawyer

Practical Law Company, a well-recognized provider of legal market intelligence and analysis, has ranked Tilleke & Gibbins as a “Leading” Life Sciences firm in Thailand in the most recent edition...

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March 26, 2012

WTR 1000 Ranks Tilleke & Gibbins as a “Gold” Trademark Firm in Thailand

World Trademark Review has now released its annual WTR 1000 rankings for 2012, and Tilleke & Gibbins has been rated as a “Gold Band” trademark practice in Thailand, the top ranking that a firm...

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April 12, 2012

IP Group Recognized Among Top Practices in Asia by Asian Legal Business

The Tilleke & Gibbins intellectual property team has been recognized among the top 20 IP practices in Asia by Asian Legal Business (ALB). In its recent IP survey, ALB ranked the top IP firms in...

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September 14, 2011

Trademark Protection for Three-Dimensional Shapes in Thailand

Nandana Indananda, Jakkrit Kuanpoth

Anyone with even a basic knowledge of intellectual property law knows that a trademark must enable consumers to distinguish the product of one enterprise from the products of other enterprises. To be...

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January 4, 2012

Lex Mundi Guide to Doing Business in Thailand 2012

This guide provides a detailed overview of doing business in Thailand. Topics covered in the guide include investment, import and export regulations, exchange controls, tax, requirements for...

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May 16, 2012

Supreme Court Decision Clarifies Trademark License Registration Requirements

Nandana Indananda

Similar to the trademark licensing practice in several countries, a trademark license agreement in Thailand must be registered with the Registrar at the Department of Intellectual Property (DIP). If...

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August 28, 2012

3-D Printing: The Intellectual Property Challenge

Nandana Indananda

Just last month, artificial blood vessels were made on a 3-D printer at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany. One of the largest manufacturers and distributors of 3-D printers, Stratasys, has seen...

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September 5, 2012

The Report: Thailand 2012 – Legal Framework

The Report: Thailand 2012, published by Oxford Business Group, provides an in-depth analysis of different sectors of the Thai economy. Tilleke & Gibbins contributed the legal section of the...

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