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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June 29, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Receives Multiple Rankings in the 2020 ITR Tax Expert Guide

International Tax Review  (ITR ) has released the thirteenth edition of the Tax Expert Guide, in which Tilleke & Gibbins earned Tier 2 rankings for Customs and for General Corporate Tax...

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June 25, 2020

MIP 2020 Patent Rankings Highlight Tilleke & Gibbins’ Regional Strength

Managing Intellectual Property has released its annual patent rankings for 2020, compiled as part of the magazine’s IP Stars guide to the world’s top intellectual property law firms. The new rankings...

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June 18, 2020

MIP Asia-Pacific Awards 2020: Tilleke & Gibbins Named Firm of the Year in Four Major Categories

On June 18, 2020, Managing Intellectual Property revealed the winners of its annual Asia-Pacific Awards, which recognize the top IP firms in the Asia-Pacific region based on the results of extensive...

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June 17, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Tops 2020 IAM Patent 1000 Rankings in Thailand

Tilleke & Gibbins’ patent practice in Thailand has garnered a top-tier ranking in the latest edition of IAM Patent 1000  from Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine. This is the eighth...

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May 28, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Named Visionary Client Service Law Firm of the Year

Tilleke & Gibbins is proud to have been named Visionary Client Service Law Firm of the Year – Asia at the 2020 Counsels of the Year Awards, hosted by the Asian-Mena Counsel  In-House...

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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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September 3, 2019

IP&IT Court Awards Historic Patent Damages as Thailand Strengthens IP Protection

Nandana Indananda, Suebsiri Taweepon

A steady increase in the number of companies transferring their IP assets to Thailand has seen an increase in the need for these companies to rely on the courts to protect their complex scientific...

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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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July 4, 2019

Lex Mundi Guide to Doing Business in Thailand 2019

As part of its membership in Lex Mundi, Tilleke & Gibbins has published an updated edition of its Guide to Doing Business in Thailand for 2019.This guide offers a broad introduction to all of the...

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September 20, 2018

Thai Supreme Court Accepts the Concept of Trademark Family

Thanyalak Inthachard, Nandana Indananda

During the trademark registration process, the similarity of trademarks is determined by comparing the trademark with another registered trademark. This process may disadvantage trademark owners who...

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