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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November 15, 2017

Managing Intellectual Property: Wongrat Ratanaprayul Quoted on Madrid Protocol in Indonesia

Indonesia recently became the 100th nation to accede to the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Madrid Protocol, with the system set to enter into force in the nation on January 2, 2018....

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November 15, 2017

IP Implications for Business: Presentation by Somboon Earterasarun at RULE in Phnom Penh

Somboon Earterasarun

On November 23, 2017, Somboon Earterasarun, a partner in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property department, will deliver a lecture on the topic “IP Considerations and Implications for...

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November 10, 2017

Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2017: Tilleke & Gibbins Wins Two Awards

Tilleke & Gibbins took home two trophies at the seventh annual Asia Women in Business Law Awards, being recognized as Firm of the Year for Vietnam as well as Best National Firm for Talent...

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November 7, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins Named Cambodia IP Firm of the Year at the 2017 Asia IP Awards

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Phnom Penh office has been lauded for its intellectual property practice at the 2017 Asia IP Awards, where it was named Cambodia Intellectual Property Firm of the Year. The...

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November 7, 2017

2017 Asia IP Awards: Tilleke & Gibbins Named Thailand Trademark Firm of the Year

Tilleke & Gibbins has been named the Thailand Trademark Firm of the Year at the 2017 Asia IP Awards. The winners of the awards were announced at a ceremony at the Crown Plaza Auckland in New...

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December 13, 2017

Vietnam: Registered Drugs Not Immune from Infringement Charges

Loc Xuan Le

Recent patent infringement cases in Vietnam’s pharmaceutical sector have revealed the ambiguity of competent authorities’ roles in determining whether a patent has been infringed. Such vagueness...

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December 4, 2017

Amendments to Key Circular Will Impact IP Practice in Vietnam

Thomas J. Treutler

The long-awaited Circular No. 16/2016/TT-BKHCN amending and supplementing Circular No. 01/2007/TT-BKHCN (Circular 01), a critical guidance document for the implementation of Vietnam’s Intellectual...

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December 2, 2017

Key Changes in Amended Circular 01

Thang Duc Nguyen, Linh Thi Mai Nguyen

Circular No. 01/2007/TT-BKHCN, an important legal document in the intellectual property area in Vietnam, was recently amended for the fourth time,1 with the changes to take effect on January 15,...

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November 27, 2017

Thailand Is Now Clearing Its Backlog of Patent Applications

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Jitluedee Siemanond

The problem of long periods of pendency for patent registration in Thailand may finally be successfully solved after several past attempts, even though an expected executive order under section 44...

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November 27, 2017

Protecting TV Show Formats

Alec Wheatley

Licensing of TV show formats is big business, generating billions of dollars in global revenue every year for show creators. In licensing popular show formats, licensees obtain security by...

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