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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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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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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February 3, 2017

Tilleke Trademark Team Earns Top Rankings in Thailand from Managing IP

In this year’s edition of the IP Stars survey conducted by Managing Intellectual Property, Tilleke & Gibbins’ trademark practice has been identified as sitting at the top of the legal market in...

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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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January 13, 2017

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017: Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP Practice in Thailand Earns Top Ranking

Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property (IP) practice has been recognized by Chambers Asia-Pacific  with a “Band 1” ranking for the tenth consecutive year in 2017. The important milestone...

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August 25, 2016

Suppression of Intellectual Property Infringement Subcommittee

Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa

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

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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January 15, 2016

Lex Mundi Guide to Doing Business in Thailand 2016

The Guide to Doing Business in Thailand, published by Tilleke & Gibbins in association with Lex Mundi, provides a comprehensive overview of the legal and business environment for investors...

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