Suebsiri Taweepon

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Thai, English

Education

LLM, Duke University

LLM, Thammasat University

LLB, Chulalongkorn University

Suebsiri Taweepon is a partner at Tilleke & Gibbins specializing in intellectual property. For six consecutive years, he has been recognized as one of the top legal experts in Asia by the annual Asialaw Leading Lawyers survey.

Suebsiri takes a considered, practical approach to his work, and has experience in a wide range of intellectual property matters, both contentious and noncontentious, including litigation, licensing, and registration of intellectual property rights, with particular emphasis in computer software and technology-related industries. He advises local and overseas clients on protecting and managing their portfolios of trademarks, patents, designs, copyrights, and domain names, as well as commercial licensing of intellectual assets.

Suebsiri has been involved in several government consultations and has a great deal of experience in anticounterfeiting matters, including investigation of intellectual property infringement and criminal raid actions.

In addition to his work at Tilleke & Gibbins, Suebsiri is Co-Chair of the Emerging IP Rights Committee of APAA (the Asian Patent Attorneys Association). He is also an adjunct lecturer, teaching intellectual property law in the Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University (one of the top law schools in Thailand), and other universities. Suebsiri is a prolific author of articles and other publications, and a regular speaker at conferences and seminars on intellectual property–related topics.

  • Cooperated with the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) to execute sophisticated raid plans and successfully seized more than 1,000 fully assembled motorcycles worth more than THB 40,000,000 from a motorcycle factory in southern Thailand. The motorcycles were seized under the authority of the Thai Patent Act for the offense of criminal infringement of a well-known Japanese motorcycle company’s design patents.

  • Won a tremendous victory in one of the most complex patent litigation cases ever presented at the IP&IT Court on behalf of a U.S. multinational glass manufacturer. The case involved a Thai patent comprising various product and process claims in mirror-making technology. Our client was the defendant in a civil action brought by a top Japanese glass mirror maker, alleging infringement of its patent rights. In turn, our client filed a counterclaim asserting that the granted patent is invalid and should be revoked. After more than 30 days of hearings with testimonies of world-class experts from both sides, the Court rendered its judgment completely in favor of our client. The Court declared the plaintiff’s patent invalid and unenforceable.

  • Successfully defended and reached a favorable settlement on behalf of a large Thai automotive lighting company in patent litigation involving a French company in the same business of automotive lighting and the sale of automotive spare parts.

  • Advising and working in collaboration with the Software Industry Promotion Agency, a public organization under the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology of Thailand. Advised on IPR-related issues for more than 50 Thai software companies and organized three seminars with more than 150 attendees over the project’s three-year span.

  • Secured a victory for the top producer of welding electrodes in Thailand against a local infringer in a landmark passing-off case before the Supreme Court of Thailand. The client’s resounding success may be attributed to the defensive strategy of using multiple separate trademark registrations to collectively cover the entire package design.

  • Represented a top Italian fashion design company in a case before the IP&IT Court. The IP&IT Court cancelled the defendants’ 18 trademarks, awarded a substantial amount of compensation to the client, and issued a permanent injunction prohibiting the defendant from using marks similar to the client’s trademarks and trade name.

  • Advised a Fortune 500 health care services company and successfully secured its valuable trade secret from possible misappropriation by suspected infringers.

  • Provided strategic advice on trademark portfolio management and helped to combat several infringing logos on behalf of the world’s largest international coffeehouse chain company.

  • Advised and assisted a financial services company in protecting its computer software against unauthorized use and dissemination of copyrighted works.

  • Represented a leading U.K.-based sportswear and football equipment supplier in a civil case against its former Thai distributor. Obtained an Anton Piller order and seized a total of 96,000 counterfeit items that were produced in breach of the defendant’s contract with the client.

  • Represented multinational companies in complex patent litigation matters in both prosecuting against patent infringement and defending against the alleged use of equivalent technology.

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November 15, 2017

Asialaw Profiles 2018: Tilleke & Gibbins Leads Rankings in Thailand

Regional law firm Tilleke & Gibbins has again distinguished itself as the dominant domestic law firm in Thailand in Asialaw Profiles 2018, a guide to the top domestic and regional firms in the...

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November 7, 2017

2017 Asia IP Awards: Tilleke & Gibbins Named Thailand Trademark Firm of the Year

Tilleke & Gibbins has been named the Thailand Trademark Firm of the Year at the 2017 Asia IP Awards. The winners of the awards were announced at a ceremony at the Crown Plaza Auckland in New...

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October 31, 2017

Suebsiri Taweepon to Discuss IP Strategy at Digital Economy Event

Suebsiri Taweepon

On November 9, 2017, Suebsiri Taweepon, a partner in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property group, will deliver a presentation entitled “Intellectual Property Strategy for Businesses in...

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October 23, 2017

Asia IP Patent 2017: Tilleke & Gibbins Top Tier for Thailand and Vietnam

In the 2017 edition of its annual Patent Survey, Hong Kong-based Asia IP  magazine has again placed Tilleke & Gibbins at the very top of the field, with Tier 1 rankings in the following...

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September 8, 2017

USPTO Asia Regional Workshop on Effective Practice in IP Border Enforcement

Suebsiri Taweepon, Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa

Suebsiri Taweepon and Wiramrudee Mokkhavesa, partner and attorney-at-law respectively in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property group, will be providing their insights on a number of topics at...

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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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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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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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April 11, 2017

Thailand’s New Law for Combating Online IP Infringement

Ploynapa Julagasigorn, Suebsiri Taweepon

More and more intellectual property infringement is shifting from physical locations to digital or online venues. Internet user can easily offer counterfeit products for sale through social media or...

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November 23, 2016

Copyright Act Amendments: Combating Online Infringement – Obstacles and Prospects

Suebsiri Taweepon, Alec Wheatley

Last year’s amendments to the Thai Copyright Act gave copyright owners broader and more advanced tools to tackle copyright infringement in the digital age. Among these amendments, the one which has...

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