Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa

Attorney-at-Law
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Thai, English

Education

LLM, University of Southern California Law School

LLM, Indiana University Bloomington Law School

LLB, Thammasat University

Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa is an attorney-at-law with extensive experience in brand protection, IP enforcement, and anticounterfeiting. Her practice is focused on IP portfolio strategy and management, including comprehensive protection of trademark, copyright, patent, and other intellectual assets in Asia and worldwide. She primarily represents multinational corporations and market leaders in electronic appliances, auto parts, consumer products, apparel, software, and luxury goods.

Pink is a member of the Intellectual Property Association of Thailand (IPAT), through which channel she regularly advocates for increased government action against counterfeit and infringing goods. Through her involvement in this committee, Pink collaborates with the Ministry of Commerce (Department of Intellectual Property), the Royal Thai Police, the Department of Special Investigation, the Metropolitan Police Bureau, the Economic Crime Police Division, the Ministry of Finance (Customs Bureau), the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, the Ministry of Public Health (Food and Drug Administration), and the Ministry of Culture. Pink is also a member of the Enforcement Committee within the International Trademark Association, having previously served for four years on the Anti-Counterfeiting Subcommittee for East Asia and the Pacific.

Pink actively participates in several focus groups dedicated to amending IP laws and regulations and to instituting a mandatory IP course in all Thai universities to further IP awareness in Thai society. In addition, she regularly lectures on IP law at some of Thailand's leading universities. Pink is a member of the Thai Bar Association, the Lawyers Council of Thailand, and the Intellectual Property and Innovation Association (IPA).

  • Developed and implemented a creative and cost-effective strategy to prevent infringement in Thailand of a 3D trademark registered in a foreign country. Although the client was unsuccessful in registering its 3D trademark in Thailand, the client nonetheless sought to prevent a competitor from importing into Thailand products that incorporated a similar 3D mark. We successfully collaborated with both Thai Customs and the Royal Thai Police and convinced Thai Customs to seize the infringing goods. The goods were confiscated and used as leverage to procure binding agreements from the opposing party to change the style of its product and satisfy other requirements.

  • Acquired a registered trademark from an opposing party, who used the mark with the same kind of goods as produced by our client, for only THB 30,000 (about USD 1,000).

  • Obtained a valid warrant and conducted a raid action within three days of receiving the urgent request from the client. At the time the client contacted us, we did not possess sufficient evidence to seek the warrant. Nonetheless, we timely acquired the necessary evidence, secured a warrant from the IP&IT Court, and oversaw a successful raid.

  • Liaised with the Royal Thai Police to end a predatory business tactic. As our client operates in many provinces in Thailand, a competitor filed criminal charges of “false statement” against our client in many provinces in order to force our client to spend time and money travelling to meet police officers throughout Thailand. We convinced the Royal Thai Police that the cases were related and should be consolidated and tried in Bangkok.

  • Forced an infringing party to change the names of its stores, change all of its signage, and execute a Deed of Execution within one week of receipt of our cease-and-desist letter. The signage of the opposing party’s coffee shop contained a device and text that was quite similar to our client’s registered trademark.

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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 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

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 firm is one of...

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May 2, 2017

Wiramrudee Mokkhavesa Discusses IP Enforcement Strategies with Asia IP Magazine

Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa

Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa, an attorney-at-law in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property (IP) group, has been interviewed by Asia IP  magazine for her views on strategies and best...

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March 28, 2017

Sarakadee Magazine Features Tilleke & Gibbins Museum of Counterfeit Goods

Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa

Sarakadee Magazine, a variety magazine owned by Viriyah Insurance, recently paid a visit to the Tilleke & Gibbins Museum of Counterfeit Goods and interviewed Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa, an...

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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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August 25, 2016

Suppression of Intellectual Property Infringement Subcommittee

Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa, Waralee Sripawadkul

Thailand 4.0 is the next step in Thailand’s evolution, according to Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha. Thailand 4.0, an economic model that aims to develop Thailand into a valued-based economy, would...

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August 5, 2016

Thailand Prepares for the Madrid Protocol

Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa, Waralee Sripawadkul

As part of the ASEAN Economic Community’s Harmonization Plan, ASEAN member states collectively agreed to accede to the Protocol on the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of...

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June 3, 2016

Training Government Officers to Suppress Counterfeit Goods

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong, Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa

On January 29, 2016, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha issued a statement on Thailand’s national agenda and the subject of intellectual property (IP). He emphasized the importance of IP rights and the...

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March 23, 2016

Intellectual Property in Thailand: Registration, Protection, Commercialization

Written for business operators who are new to the country, Intellectual Property in Thailand: Registration, Protection, Commercialization  provides a helpful introduction to IP issues under Thai...

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