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Sokmean Chea is an associate in Tilleke & Gibbins’ Phnom Penh office. Sokmean assists her clients with a range of intellectual property issues, including trademark and patent registration, developing anti-counterfeiting strategies, conducting enforcement actions, negotiating with government authorities, and navigating the regulatory landscape in pharmaceuticals, food, cosmetics, and agrichemicals, among other industries. She is an active participant in national and international intellectual property organizations, and she currently serves as vice president of the Cambodia chapter of the Asian Patent Attorney’s Association (APAA).

Sokmean received her undergraduate degree from the Royal University of Phnom Penh. She is fluent in Khmer and English.


  • Represented clients in trademark matters before the Department of Intellectual Property Rights within Cambodia’s Ministry of Commerce. This includes filing trademark applications for registration, maintaining and defending trademark portfolios through recordal of changes/assignments, oppositions, cancellations, renewals, registration of license agreements, watch services, and other related actions.
  • Acted for multinational clients across their full range of needs relating to patents, utility models, and designs in Cambodia. This includes representing clients before the Department of Industrial Rights within Cambodia’s Ministry of Industry and Handicraft to file applications for registration, respond to office actions, record changes in application details, and pay annuities.
  • Advised a local company in the entertainment industry on its copyright-related agreements and reviewed the agreements, including a brand ambassadorship agreement, composer agreement, concert production agreement, performance agreement, and so on, in order to fit the client’s business objectives.
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    BM, Royal University of Phnom Penh


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