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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November 10, 2014

2014 Asia IP Awards: Tilleke & Gibbins Wins Patent and Trademark Awards

Tilleke & Gibbins has been named Patent Firm of the Year and Trademark Firm of the Year for Thailand at the 2014 Asia IP Awards, a set of annual awards conducted by Hong Kong-based legal...

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November 16, 2015

2015 Asia IP Awards: Tilleke & Gibbins Named Trademark Firm of the Year in Thailand

Tilleke & Gibbins has been named “Trademark Firm of the Year” in Thailand at the 2015 Asia IP Awards, an annual awards ceremony hosted by Asia IP. Only five firms were shortlisted for each award...

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November 7, 2017

2017 Asia IP Awards: Tilleke & Gibbins Named Thailand Trademark Firm of the Year

Tilleke & Gibbins has been named the Thailand Trademark Firm of the Year at the 2017 Asia IP Awards. The winners of the awards were announced at a ceremony at the Crown Plaza Auckland in New...

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November 19, 2018

2018 Asia IP Awards: Tilleke & Gibbins Walks Away with Four Country Awards

Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property practices across four jurisdictions were recognized at the 2018 Asia IP  Awards for their exceptional work over the past year. The full list of...

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September 17, 2019

21 Tilleke & Gibbins Professionals Ranked in Asialaw Profiles 2020

An impressive 21 Tilleke & Gibbins practitioners are listed in the 2020 edition of Asialaw Profiles , a highly regarded guide to leading law firms and legal practitioners in the Asia-Pacific...

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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 16, 2020

Amendments to Thailand’s Civil Procedure Code to Allow Civil Mediation before Litigation

Recent amendments to Thailand’s Civil Procedure Code (CPC) will allow parties to submit a matter for court-supervised mediation prior to the actual filing of the case. Encouraging mediation prior to...

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July 8, 2019

An Overview of the Legal Profession in Thailand

Manaswee Wongsuryrat, Nandana Indananda

Nandana Indananda and Manaswee Wongsuryrat, a partner and attorney-at-law respectively in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property group, have contributed a comprehensive guide to Thailand’s...

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December 29, 2009

Application of Strict Liability to Intellectual Property Infringement

Nandana Indananda

The Doctrine of Strict Liability is the rule compelling a wrongdoer for legal responsibility for the damage incurred by an injured person without the need to prove the wrongdoer’s intention to cause...

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September 30, 2019

Asia IP: Nandana Indananda and Loc Xuan Le Quoted on Trade Secret Laws

Nandana Indananda, Loc Xuan Le

Two Tilleke & Gibbins lawyers were quoted in a wide-ranging feature on trade secret protection in the latest issue of Asia IP . The article explores laws and regulations on trade secret...

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