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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Thang Duc Nguyen

T:+84 4 3772 5573

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Associate
Hanoi

Thanyalak Inthachard

T:+66 2056 5758

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Associate
Bangkok

Thu Thi Anh Tran

T:+84 4 3772 8811

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Associate
Hanoi

Titikaan Ungbhakorn

T:+66 2056 5747

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Associate
Bangkok

Trung Nguyen

T:+84 8 3936 2063

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Associate
Ho Chi Minh City

Wipaphat S. Trossel

T:+66 2056 5740

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Associate
Bangkok

Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa

T:+66 2056 5873

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Associate
Bangkok

Wiwan Aekplakorn

T:+66 2056 5896

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Associate
Bangkok

Alec Wheatley

T:+66 2056 5863

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Consultant
Bangkok

Annika Svanberg

T:+84 8 3936 2057

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Consultant
Ho Chi Minh City
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May 29, 2017

Managing Intellectual Property Ranks Darani Vachanavuttivong Among Top 250 Women in IP for 2017

Darani Vachanavuttivong

Darani Vachanavuttivong, co-managing partner and managing director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property department, has been ranked in Managing Intellectual Property’s annual...

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May 26, 2017

Presentation on Indochina Franchising Regulations at Asian Food Franchising Forum

Alan Adcock

Alan Adcock, a partner and deputy director of Tilleke & Gibbins intellectual property and regulatory affairs groups, will give a presentation on “Interesting Case Studies Concerning...

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May 23, 2017

Who’s Who Legal Recognizes Tilleke & Gibbins with 2017 Country Award for Thailand

Tiziana Sucharitkul, Darani Vachanavuttivong

Tilleke & Gibbins has won the 2017 Who’s Who Legal Country Award for Thailand at a ceremony that took place at Plaisterers’ Hall in London on May 15. This is the second year that the Thailand...

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May 12, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP Practice in Thailand Receives Tier 1 Rankings from ALB

Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property practice in Thailand has been recognized by Asian Legal Business  with “Tier 1” rankings for “Patents” and “Trademarks/Copyright.” The...

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May 12, 2017

ALB Awards Tier 1 Rankings to Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP Practice in Vietnam

Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP team has earned “Tier 1” rankings for “Patents” and “Trademarks/Copyright” in Vietnam. Asian Legal Business  identified the firm among a select few to be...

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February 23, 2017

Vietnam: Improving Pharmaceutical IP Protection

Thomas J. Treutler, Hien Thi Thu Vu

Vietnam’s IP enforcement system has seen great improvements over the last several years. In particular, the Inspectorate of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has handled many complex...

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February 21, 2017

Multiple-Class Trademark Applications: Understanding Thailand’s New Procedures

Teerin Chanwatana

Multiple-class trademark applications became available in Thailand for the first time by virtue of the Thailand Trademark Act (No. 3) B.E. 2559, which amended the Thailand Trademark Act B.E. 2534...

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February 21, 2017

3D Trademarks in Vietnam: Multiple Dimensions of Uncertainty

Linh Thi Mai Nguyen

Under Vietnam’s Intellectual Property Law, three-dimensional trademarks are registrable, with the same criteria for protection as two-dimensional marks. However, a sense of confusion is inevitable...

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February 20, 2017

Resolving IP Disputes Through Arbitration

Jakkrit Kuanpoth

Intellectual property (IP) disputes may take several forms, including infringement of IP rights, misappropriation of business goodwill and reputation, industrial espionage such as stealing a...

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February 20, 2017

Pro Bono Spotlight: Tilleke & Gibbins Helps Young Inventors Protect Affordable, Sustainable Housing Design

The MARU Project tackles a vital problem in an innovative manner. The problem is severe flooding in the Mekong Delta, which poses a distinct risk to low-income residents whose homes are frequently...

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