Nandana Indananda

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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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May 15, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Receives Twelfth Tier 1 Ranking for Thailand in ALB IP Rankings 2020

In the newly released 2020 edition of Asian Legal Business' annual intellectual property rankings, Tilleke & Gibbins is ranked as a Tier 1 firm in Thailand for matters relating to patents,...

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May 7, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Top-Ranked in Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins has earned an outstanding set of accolades in the latest rankings from Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific , the definitive guide to the region’s leading litigation law firms and...

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April 30, 2020

Eight Tilleke & Gibbins Lawyers Honored in IP STARS 2020 Rankings from MIP

Managing Intellectual Property (MIP ) has released its IP STARS 2020 individual rankings, with eight Tilleke & Gibbins lawyers in Thailand and Vietnam included in the list. These rankings...

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April 16, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Nominated for Visionary Client Service Award

In-House Community, the well-respected publishing house behind Asian-Mena Counsel  magazine, has announced the shotlist for its 2020 Visionary Client Service Providers awards, naming Tilleke...

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April 13, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Named ALB Employer of Choice 2020 in Thailand and Vietnam

Tilleke & Gibbins has once again been named as an “Employer of Choice” in Thailand and Vietnam in this year’s listings from Asian Legal Business  (ALB). This now marks eight...

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August 29, 2018

Letter Marks in Thailand: Supreme Court Provides Guidance on Distinctiveness

Parichart Monaiyakul, Nandana Indananda

Many business owners wish to protect trademarks or service marks in Thailand in the form of abbreviations, acronyms, initialisms, or letters that are not generally used words or that cannot be...

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August 29, 2018

Panasonic Wins Passing Off Case for Packaging and Product Designs

Ninpim Nawavatcharin, Nandana Indananda

Although the Thai Trademark Act provides protection for passing off, filing a lawsuit to defend an IP owner’s unregistered rights can still pose certain challenges. This is especially true where two...

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July 12, 2018

PLC Patent Litigation Global Guide 2018 – Thailand Chapter

Siraprapha Claassen, Piyawat Kayasit, Nandana Indananda

Tilleke & Gibbins has contributed to the 2018 edition of the Practical Law Patent Litigation Global Guide, which provides a high-level overview of patent disputes in 33 jurisdictions worldwide....

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June 29, 2018

Lex Mundi ASEAN Intellectual Property Guide

Leading intellectual property practitioners from Tilleke & Gibbins have contributed the Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam chapters of the Lex Mundi ASEAN Intellectual Property Guide...

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May 24, 2018

Landmark Victory in Design Patent Infringement Case

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong, Piyawat Kayasit, Nandana Indananda

Tilleke & Gibbins is the main external counsel for intellectual property (IP) enforcement work for Honda Access Corporation, a developer, manufacturer, and seller of automotive and motorcycle...

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