Somboon Earterasarun

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Thai, English


LLB, Chulalongkorn University

Master of Management, Chulalongkorn University

BA, Thammasat University

Somboon Earterasarun is a partner in the Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property group. He has extensive experience handling a diverse range of IP matters across various Southeast Asian countries and beyond. Somboon is well known for his vast knowledge of IP protection and he has presented on the topic to numerous organizations based in ASEAN. He is also an expert in formulating strategies for the successful management of worldwide trademark portfolios as well as employing customized techniques for protecting and enforcing clients’ trademark rights on a global basis. He specializes in international trademark registrations, licensing, assignments, copyright recordal, software recordal, and in reviewing and constructing distributorship contracts.

Somboon represents several giant Thai companies (private and public) in investing and protecting their trademarks in both domestic and overseas markets. He also devotes much time to teaching Thai entrepreneurs about the importance of intellectual property rights. Somboon is an active member of the Intellectual Property Association of Thailand (IPAT), the Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES), ASEAN Intellectual Property Association (AIPA), and Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), and is a qualified Patent Agent certified by the Department of Intellectual Property.

  • Managed the global trademark portfolio for one of Thailand's leading beverage producers. This involved management of trademark registration, opposition, and cancellation on behalf of the client in 40 countries worldwide.

  • Represented a food manufacturer in carrying out an international raid in Laos against trademark violations by local retailers, and coordinated with local authorities to carry out the raid, seize all counterfeit products, and destroy them.

  • Secured a preliminary injunction against an infringing trademark in Israel at the Israel Court of First Instance.

  • Secured a preliminary injunction order by the Dusseldorf Court to prohibit the use of the infringing mark at the ANUGA Fair in Cologne, Germany.

  • Collaborated with government authorities to seize two containers of infringing products at the Ho Chi Minh port.

  • Overcame a U.S. Trademark Examiner’s refusal to register the clients’ mark.

  • Registered a Thai famous beer brand as a well-known trademark in Thailand.

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March 3, 2017

MIP Patent Survey 2017 Recognizes Tilleke & Gibbins in Thailand

Tilleke & Gibbins has been awarded top rankings for its IP practice in Thailand from Managing Intellectual Property (MIP)  in the magazine’s Patent Survey 2017. With a “Tier 1” ranking in...

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March 3, 2017

Managing IP Patent Survey 2017: Tilleke & Gibbins Recognized in Indonesia

Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP practice in Indonesia continues to maintain a strong position, and was recently recognized by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP)  in its Patent Survey 2017. The firm’...

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February 28, 2017

Eight Tilleke & Gibbins Lawyers Recognized for Patent and Trademark in WIPR Leaders 2017

WIPR Leaders 2017, a handbook featuring top patent and trademark lawyers from around the world, has recognized eight lawyers at Tilleke & Gibbins as leading practitioners in their fields. This...

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February 3, 2017

MIP Trademark Survey 2017: Tilleke & Gibbins Recognized in Indonesia

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Indonesia office has been awarded rankings from Managing Intellectual Property (MIP)  in the magazine’s annual IP Stars survey, published this week. With a Tier 3 ranking...

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January 18, 2017

WTR 1000, 2017: Tilleke & Gibbins in “Gold Band” for Thailand

World Trademark Review has released the WTR 1000 2017, its guide ranking trademark lawyers around the world. For the seventh year in a row, Tilleke & Gibbins’ trademark practice in Thailand has...

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March 1, 2017

Intellectual Property in Indonesia: Registration, Protection, Commercialization

The importance of intellectual assets can never be underestimated—they are the key to generating profits. Knowing your rights as they relate to such assets is therefore a vital step to ensuring that...

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January 11, 2017

Indonesia’s New Trademark Law – An Overview of the Changes

Somboon Earterasarun

The Indonesian Parliament approved amendments to the country’s Trademark Law on October 27, updating the Trademark Law No. 15, which had been in force since 2001. The amended Trademark Law has now...

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November 22, 2016

Indonesia’s Amended Trademark Law: Major Change to Opposition Process

Somboon Earterasarun

The Indonesian Parliament approved amendments to Indonesia’s Trademark Law on October 27 this year. Indonesia’s amended Trademark Law will take effect on or before November 26, 2016, introducing a...

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November 9, 2016

Indonesia: Increases to Official Fees Raising for IP and Enactment of New Trademark Law

Somboon Earterasarun, Wongrat Ratanaprayul

The Indonesian government has announced two major developments relating to patents and trademarks in the country: (1) increases to the official fees for a range of IP prosecution tasks; and (2) the...

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June 3, 2016

Recordation of IP License Agreements in Indonesia: Analysis of the New Regulations

Somboon Earterasarun

Indonesia has set out, for the first time, regulations on the procedures to record license agreements for trademarks, patents, copyright, and industrial designs. Although there was previously a...

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