Intellectual Property

Tilleke & Gibbins is a one-stop center for all IP services, including registration and enforcement, commercialization, litigation, government relations, and regulatory affairs. Our high-caliber practice is internationally recognized in anticounterfeiting, IP litigation, strategic filing advice, and commercial IP work.

We help creators strategically position, protect, and profit from intellectual assets in diverse markets worldwide. Our success on our clients’ behalf has led to global recognition as a leading intellectual property practice by such surveys as Asialaw Profiles, Chambers Asia Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Managing Intellectual Property, Practical Law Co., World Trademark Review, Asia IP, Asian Legal Business, and others. 

We are versatile practitioners—well-educated in the overlapping fields of science, technology, and the law by top universities and real-world practice in one of the toughest IP regions in the world. In Bangkok, our IP group consists of 48 lawyers, including 7 litigators; 9 patent agents with backgrounds in chemistry, biology, computer science, food science, materials science, or physics; 10 trademark executives; 60 support personnel, including a government/police liaison and a private investigator; and 24 technical specialists in various scientific fields, on an as-needed basis. The Vietnam IP team consists of 15 members, including veteran IP practitioners and patent agents.

We are educators—our IP attorneys provide free lectures and tours of our Museum of Counterfeit Goods to students of all ages, clients, diplomats, intellectual property practitioners, Thai and foreign police, Interpol officers, judges, government officials, and business executives. The museum’s collection is composed of more than 3,500 products in 14 broad categories of goods, many of which were used as evidence in court or seized in raids overseen by our firm. By viewing counterfeit goods alongside their genuine counterparts, museum visitors gain a new perspective on the extent and consequences of the counterfeiting of legitimate goods.

To learn more about our IP services and our achievements on behalf of our clients, please continue reading about our IP Registration and Enforcement, IP Commercialization, and IP Litigation practices.

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Alan Adcock

T:+66 2056 5871

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Darani Vachanavuttivong

T:+66 2056 5888

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok
Vientiane
Yangon

John King

T:+855 23 964 210

E-mail

Partner
Phnom Penh
Bangkok

Nandana Indananda

T:+66 2056 5879

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Somboon Earterasarun

T:+66 2056 5744

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok
Jakarta

Suebsiri Taweepon

T:+66 2056 5877

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong

T:+66 2056 5867

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok
Vientiane

Thomas J. Treutler

T:+84 24 3772 5633

E-mail

Partner
Hanoi
Ho Chi Minh City

Jakkrit Kuanpoth

T:+66 2056 5868

E-mail

Of Counsel
Bangkok

Jeffrey J. Blatt

T:+66 2056 5644

E-mail

Of Counsel
Bangkok
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June 28, 2017

IP Lunch Talk on July 18: Suebsiri Taweepon to Share Insights on Combating Online Infringement

Suebsiri Taweepon

Tilleke & Gibbins and the National Innovation Agency, Ministry of Science and Technology, will be co-hosting the 15th IP Lunch Talk on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Suebsiri Taweepon, partner in the...

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June 12, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins Earns “Gold Band” Status in Thailand in IAM Patent 1000

For the fifth consecutive year, Tilleke & Gibbins has earned a “Gold Band” ranking for patent work in Thailand by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 – the World’s Leading...

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June 12, 2017

IAM Patent 1000 Awards Top Rankings to Tilleke & Gibbins in Vietnam

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 – the World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2017  has ranked Tilleke & Gibbins at the top of the legal market for patent work in...

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June 12, 2017

Top Distinction Awarded to Tilleke & Gibbins in Indonesia by IAM Patent 1000

Tilleke & Gibbins has again been recognized for the firm’s patent work in Indonesia by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 – the World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2017...

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June 8, 2017

Asia Business Law Journal Quotes Somboon Earterasarun on IP in Indonesia

Somboon Earterasarun

Somboon Earterasarun, a partner in Tilleke & Gibbins intellectual property (IP) group, was interviewed by the Asia Business Law Journal for his views on IP protection challenges in Indonesia....

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May 30, 2017

New Options to Accelerate Patent Registration in Cambodia

Chandavya Ing, Socheata Eng, Sokmean Chea

Cambodia’s patent system is still relatively young, with the Law on Patents, Utility Model Certificates, and Industrial Designs (Law on Patents) enacted in 2003. But over the past two years, the...

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May 30, 2017

New Regulation Clarifies Procedures Under Indonesia’s Amended Trademark Law

Safina Media Baqo

Indonesia recently enacted a regulation as part of the process for implementing its new Trademark Law, Law No. 20 of 2016 on Marks. Effective since February 1, 2017, “Minister of Law and Human...

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May 29, 2017

Thailand Introduces Changes to the Appeal Proceedings for IP-Related Cases

Piyawat Kayasit

Prior to the establishment of the Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court (“IP&IT Court”) in 1997, which was the first specialized IP court in South East Asia, an IP-...

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May 29, 2017

Thailand Aims to Clear Patent Backlog Through Modified Examination Process

Darani Vachanavuttivong

On March 8, 2017, the key stakeholders from Thailand’s public and private sectors were called together for a meeting at the office of the Secretary General to the Prime Minister to discuss issues...

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May 26, 2017

Trademark Opposition Proceedings: Comparing Thailand and the United States

Michelle Ray-Jones, Thanyalak Inthachard

A trademark opposition proceeding is a specialized legal process in which one party challenges another party’s pending trademark application. Opposition proceedings can be useful tools for third...

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