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.

Name Position Office

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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April 26, 2017

Dino Santaniello Provides Insights on IP Enforcement in World IP Day Event in Laos

Dino Santaniello

Dino Santaniello, a consultant at Tilleke & Gibbins’ Laos office, was invited to speak on the topic of “Administrative Action/Raid Action: Fighting Counterfeit Goods in Laos” at a World...

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April 24, 2017

John King to Participate in World IP Day Forum in Phnom Penh

John King

As part of this year’s celebration of World Intellectual Property Day, the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, in conjunction with Westec Media, is organizing a forum on the topic “Innovation – Improving...

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April 13, 2017

Waewpen Piemwichai to Speak on Franchising in Vietnam

Waewpen Piemwichai

On April 27, attorney-at-law Waewpen Piemwichai will give a presentation on the regulatory requirements for franchising in Vietnam as a part of “Hanoi International Franchise Discovery Day.” The...

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April 13, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins Brings INTA’s Unreal Campaign to Vietnam

On April 26, World Intellectual Property Day, Tilleke & Gibbins and the International Trademark Association (INTA) will be organizing a special student outreach event at the Hanoi Law...

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April 12, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins Named ALB Employer of Choice 2017

For the fifth year in a row, Tilleke & Gibbins has been named “Employer of Choice” in Thailand in a survey conducted by Asian Legal Business.

The rankings were determined...

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August 9, 2017

Patenting Business Methods in Vietnam

Dat Thanh Nguyen

Background

Modern e-commerce and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) have accelerated innovation while advancing collaboration. This new environment has revolutionized...

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August 9, 2017

Thailand: Madrid Protocol to Take Effect on November 7, 2017

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Somboon Earterasarun

On August 7, 2017, the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs submitted its instrument of accession to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (...

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August 7, 2017

Indonesia: First-Ever Law on Customs Recordation and Seizures of IP-Infringing Goods Now Effective

Wongrat Ratanaprayul

Indonesia’s Government Regulation No. 20 of 2017 on Control of Import and Export of Goods Resulting from Intellectual Property Infringement became effective on August 2, 2017, and was issued to...

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July 21, 2017

Copyright Reality in Virtual Reality

Suebsiri Taweepon, Alec Wheatley

The technology used to view media is constantly being improved. Over the past few decades, the resolution of screens has vastly increased alongside the computing power necessary to play high-...

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July 10, 2017

Post-Grant Amendment of Patents in Vietnam

Thang Duc Nguyen, Cuong Hong Dang

In Vietnam, granted patents can be amended under provisions found in Article 97 of the Law on Intellectual Property (IP Law). Under Article 97, a patent owner has the right to ask the National...

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