Somboon Earterasarun

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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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June 12, 2017

Top Distinction Awarded to Tilleke & Gibbins in Indonesia by IAM Patent 1000

Tilleke & Gibbins has again been recognized for the firm’s patent work in Indonesia by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 – the World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2017, which...

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June 12, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins Earns “Gold Band” Status in Thailand in IAM Patent 1000

For the fifth consecutive year, Tilleke & Gibbins has earned a “Gold Band” ranking for patent work in Thailand by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 – the World’s Leading Patent...

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June 8, 2017

Asia Business Law Journal Quotes Somboon Earterasarun on IP in Indonesia

Somboon Earterasarun

Somboon Earterasarun, a partner in Tilleke & Gibbins intellectual property (IP) group, was interviewed by the Asia Business Law Journal for his views on IP protection challenges in Indonesia. His...

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June 5, 2017

Asia IP Trademark Survey 2017 Awards Top Rankings to Tilleke & Gibbins in Four Countries

The Asia IP  Trademark Survey 2017 has recognized Tilleke & Gibbins with “Tier 1” rankings in three categories across four countries: Cambodia: Trademarks Myanmar: Trademarks Thailand:...

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May 12, 2017

Tier 1 Rankings Awarded by ALB to Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP Practice in Indonesia

Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP practice in Indonesia has been recognized by Asian Legal Business  with “Tier 1” rankings in “Patents” and “Trademarks/Copyright” for a second consecutive year. The...

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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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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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