Jakkrit Kuanpoth

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Practices

Office

Languages

Thai, English

Education

PhD, University of Aberdeen

LLM, University of Warwick

LLB, Ramkhamhaeng University

Dr. Jakkrit Kuanpoth champions intellectual property protection as an advisor to the firm’s IP group.

An esteemed expert on intellectual property rights and other related global issues, Dr. Jakkrit’s knowledge and advice has been sought by organizations such as the World Intellectual Property Organization, the World Health Organization, the Ford Foundation, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the International Centre on Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD). Dr. Jakkrit has also sat on various Parliamentary and National committees at the request of the Thai government. He has also completed the Barrister-at-Law requirements of the Institute of Legal Education, Thai Bar Association.

Dr. Jakkrit is both a legal practitioner and an academic, with continuing teaching responsibilities in intellectual property law at the University of Wollongong in Australia. He has penned authoritative texts on patent rights in pharmaceuticals, patent rights in developing countries, TRIPS and intellectual property, TRIPS and free trade, biotechnology, globalization, economic development, and geographical indications.

Dr. Jakkrit, a recognized expert in compulsory licensing and the effects thereof, counsels developing countries to be “extremely cautious in undertaking measures, such as compulsory licensing, that could be detrimental to the development of new drugs.”

  • Short-term consultant. “Informal Inter-country Consultation on Public Health and Intellectual Property Rights for Selected Pacific Island Countries,” The World Health Organization (Western Pacific Regional Office), Nadi, Fiji, March 2009.

  • Chief Investigator and Coordinator. “A Joint Research Agenda of Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development for Asia,” ICTSD-UNCTAD Project on IPRs and Sustainable Development, 2004-2006.

  • Chief Investigator. “Devising New Kinds of International and National Systems for the Protection of Traditional Medicines,” The World Health Organization (South East Asian Regional Office), 2003.

  • Short-term consultant. “Trade and Intellectual Property Rights in Mongolia,” The World Health Organization (Western Pacific Regional Office), Ulaan Bataar, Mongolia, December 2004.

  • Consultant. “IP Protection for Pharmaceuticals in ASEAN Countries,” ASEAN Secretariat and the Rockefeller Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2004.

  • Short-term consultant. “Combating Counterfeit Drugs in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region,” The World Health Organization (Western Pacific Regional Office), Hanoi, Phnom Penh, and Bangkok, 2003.

  • Short-term consultant. “TRIPS and Public Health in Myanmar,” The World Health Organization (South East Asian Regional Office), Rangoon, Myanmar, 2003.

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February 6, 2018

Managing IP Recognizes Tilleke & Gibbins Trademark Team with Top Rankings in Thailand

The Tilleke & Gibbins trademark team has earned a top position in the 2018 edition of Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars survey, which ranks leading trademark practices in legal markets...

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January 25, 2018

Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked in “Gold Band” in Thailand by WTR 1000, 2018

For the eighth year in a row, the World Trademark Review  has recognized Tilleke & Gibbins’ trademark practice in Thailand with a “Gold Band” ranking in WTR 1000, a prominent guide to...

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December 12, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins Earns Top Rankings in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018 in Thailand

Tilleke & Gibbins has been recognized with Band 1 rankings for its Intellectual Property, Insurance, and Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT) practices in Thailand in the 2018 edition...

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November 30, 2017

Legal 500 2018: Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked in Tier 1 in IP, Labor and Employment, Tax, and TMT in Thailand

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Bangkok office has been ranked in “Tier 1” for Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Tax, and Technology, Media, and Telecommunications in the 2018 edition of The Legal...

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November 29, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins Wins Three Asialaw Firm of the Year Awards

Tilleke & Gibbins has received high accolades for its exceptional regional practice at the inaugural Asialaw Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards, where it was named Southeast Asia Firm of the Year...

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September 26, 2017

Combatting Counterfeit Drugs: Case Studies of Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand

Jakkrit Kuanpoth

Medicines can save lives only if they are safe, efficacious, of good quality, and affordable. The use of unsafe, substandard, ineffective, and counterfeit drugs can be harmful to the health of the...

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August 31, 2017

Thailand Legal Basics

Thailand Legal Basics, a valuable primer for foreign investors, explores all aspects of living and doing business in Thailand. Written by Tilleke & Gibbins, the book begins with an overview of...

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August 23, 2017

Thailand’s New Trade Competition Act: Intellectual Property Implications

Jakkrit Kuanpoth, San Chaithiraphant

The relationship between intellectual property (IP) rights and competition law and policy in Thailand is usually complicated, as sometimes IP and its exclusive rights, which were originally conceived...

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May 5, 2017

Lex Mundi Guide to Doing Business in Thailand 2017

As part of its membership in Lex Mundi, Tilleke & Gibbins has published an updated edition of its Guide to Doing Business in Thailand for 2017.This guide offers a broad introduction to all of the...

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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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