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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March 12, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Attorneys Mentor Ramkhamhaeng University Moot Court Team

Nandana Indananda, Wattanakit Thanarattananukul

On March 12, 2020, two members of Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property group, Nandana Indananda, partner, and Wattanakit Thanarattananukul, attorney-at-law, visited Ramkhamhaeng University to...

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March 9, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Becomes First Firm in Thailand to Sign Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Charter

Tilleke & Gibbins is proud to announce that the firm has become a signatory to the Chambers Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Charter—a global agreement between leading law firms and in-house...

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February 25, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Offices Shine in the WTR 1000 Rankings for 2020

World Trademark Review  has released the 2020 edition of WTR 1000, its guide to the leading trademark lawyers around the world, and the guide once again confirms Tilleke & Gibbins’ position...

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February 25, 2020

Market-Leading 15 Tilleke & Gibbins Lawyers Listed in WTR 1000 2020 Rankings

World Trademark Review  has released the 2020 edition of WTR 1000, its guide to the leading trademark lawyers around the world, and 15 Tilleke & Gibbins lawyers have been ranked—more than...

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February 17, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Shortlisted in 10 Categories in the Legal 500 Southeast Asia Awards 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins has been nominated in 10 categories in the recently announced shortlist for the Legal 500 Southeast Asia Awards 2020. This is the inaugural year for the awards, which aim to be...

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February 28, 2018

Honda Wins Landmark Patent Design Infringement Case in Thailand

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong, Nandana Indananda

Thailand has a reputation as a challenging country in which to enforce patent rights. The accuracy of this perception can be debated, but precedent cases have certainly demonstrated that Thai courts...

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May 23, 2017

PLC Patent Litigation Global Guide 2017/2018 – Thailand Chapter

Nandana Indananda, Siraprapha Claassen

The Thailand chapter of Practical Law Company’s recently published Patent Litigation Global Guide was coauthored by partner Nandana Indananda and consultant Siraprapha Rungpry at Tilleke...

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February 15, 2017

Case Study: The Supreme Court’s Interpretation on Descriptive Trademarks

Nandana Indananda

Lack of distinctive character is one of the most common reasons raised by the Trademark Registrar and the Board of Trademarks in Thailand to reject a trademark for registration. Given that many brand...

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September 13, 2016

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Patents 2017 – Thailand Chapter

Nandana Indananda, Siraprapha Claassen

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Patents, 7th edition, is a Q&A-style guide to patent law in 28 jurisdictions worldwide. The Thailand chapter of the guide, contributed by Tilleke...

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August 24, 2016

Global Patent Litigation 2016 – Thailand Chapter

Nandana Indananda, Piyawat Kayasit

The 2016 update of Global Patent Litigation  provides a comprehensive overview of patent law and litigation in six jurisdictions. It covers how a patentee can enforce a patent and what pitfalls...

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