Suebsiri Taweepon

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Thai, English

Education

LLM, Duke University

LLM, Thammasat University

LLB, Chulalongkorn University

Suebsiri Taweepon is a partner in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property (IP) department and co-head of the firm’s technology industry group. He has been recognized by Asialaw Leading Lawyers as one of Asia’s leading lawyers in the area of IP, and by the WTR 1000  as one of the top trademark enforcement lawyers in Thailand. 

He has a great deal of experience in both contentious and non-contentious IP matters, with a particular focus on tech-related matters, including intellectual property litigation, enforcement, and licensing; managing portfolios; and registering IP rights. Suebsiri is also regularly involved in government consultations and has a great deal of experience in anticounterfeiting matters, including investigations and coordinating raids.

Suebsiri is co-chair of the Emerging IP Rights Committee of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA). He is also an adjunct lecturer, teaching IP law at one of Thailand’s most prestigious universities and several others in the jurisdiction. Suebsiri is also a prolific author of legal publications and a regular speaker at domestic, regional, and international conferences.

  • Cooperated with the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) to execute sophisticated raid plans and successfully seized more than 1,000 fully assembled motorcycles worth more than THB 40,000,000 from a motorcycle factory in southern Thailand. The motorcycles were seized under the authority of the Thai Patent Act for the offense of criminal infringement of a well-known Japanese motorcycle company’s design patents.

  • Won a tremendous victory in one of the most complex patent litigation cases ever presented at the IP&IT Court on behalf of a U.S. multinational glass manufacturer. The case involved a Thai patent comprising various product and process claims in mirror-making technology. Our client was the defendant in a civil action brought by a top Japanese glass mirror maker, alleging infringement of its patent rights. In turn, our client filed a counterclaim asserting that the granted patent is invalid and should be revoked. After more than 30 days of hearings with testimonies of world-class experts from both sides, the Court rendered its judgment completely in favor of our client. The Court declared the plaintiff’s patent invalid and unenforceable.

  • Successfully defended and reached a favorable settlement on behalf of a large Thai automotive lighting company in patent litigation involving a French company in the same business of automotive lighting and the sale of automotive spare parts.

  • Advising and working in collaboration with the Software Industry Promotion Agency, a public organization under the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology of Thailand. Advised on IPR-related issues for more than 50 Thai software companies and organized three seminars with more than 150 attendees over the project’s three-year span.

  • Secured a victory for the top producer of welding electrodes in Thailand against a local infringer in a landmark passing-off case before the Supreme Court of Thailand. The client’s resounding success may be attributed to the defensive strategy of using multiple separate trademark registrations to collectively cover the entire package design.

  • 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.

  • Advised a Fortune 500 health care services company and successfully secured its valuable trade secret from possible misappropriation by suspected infringers.

  • Provided strategic advice on trademark portfolio management and helped to combat several infringing logos on behalf of the world’s largest international coffeehouse chain company.

  • Advised and assisted a financial services company in protecting its computer software against unauthorized use and dissemination of copyrighted works.

  • Represented a leading U.K.-based sportswear and football equipment supplier in a civil case against its former Thai distributor. Obtained an Anton Piller order and seized a total of 96,000 counterfeit items that were produced in breach of the defendant’s contract with the client.

  • Represented multinational companies in complex patent litigation matters in both prosecuting against patent infringement and defending against the alleged use of equivalent technology.

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

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September 3, 2019

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

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