Intellectual Property

Tilleke & Gibbins is a one-stop center for all IP services, including registration and enforcement, commercialization, litigation, government relations, and regulatory affairs. Our high-caliber practice is internationally recognized in anticounterfeiting, IP litigation, strategic filing advice, and commercial IP work.

We help creators strategically position, protect, and profit from intellectual assets in diverse markets worldwide. Our success on our clients’ behalf has led to global recognition as a leading intellectual property practice by such surveys as Asialaw Profiles, Chambers Asia Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Managing Intellectual Property, Practical Law Co., World Trademark Review, Asia IP, Asian Legal Business, and others. 

We are versatile practitioners—well-educated in the overlapping fields of science, technology, and the law by top universities and real-world practice in one of the toughest IP regions in the world. In Bangkok, our IP group consists of 48 lawyers, including 7 litigators; 9 patent agents with backgrounds in chemistry, biology, computer science, food science, materials science, or physics; 10 trademark executives; 60 support personnel, including a government/police liaison and a private investigator; and 24 technical specialists in various scientific fields, on an as-needed basis. The Vietnam IP team consists of 15 members, including veteran IP practitioners and patent agents.

We are educators—our IP attorneys provide free lectures and tours of our Museum of Counterfeit Goods to students of all ages, clients, diplomats, intellectual property practitioners, Thai and foreign police, Interpol officers, judges, government officials, and business executives. The museum’s collection is composed of more than 3,500 products in 14 broad categories of goods, many of which were used as evidence in court or seized in raids overseen by our firm. By viewing counterfeit goods alongside their genuine counterparts, museum visitors gain a new perspective on the extent and consequences of the counterfeiting of legitimate goods.

To learn more about our IP services and our achievements on behalf of our clients, please continue reading about our IP Registration and Enforcement, IP Commercialization, and IP Litigation practices.

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April 29, 1991

The Cry Is ‘Ripoffs Ahoy’ at Thailand Pirate Museum

David Lyman

This 1991 article from the Journal of Commerce describes the then-new Museum of Counterfeit Goods and includes extensive comments from David Lyman.

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March 17, 2002

Real Fakes

This 2002 article from The Nation provides a profile of the Tilleke & Gibbins Museum of Counterfeit Goods and basic intellectual property issues.

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April 26, 2002

Thailand Struggles to Get Rid of Reputation for Pirated Goods

Darani Vachanavuttivong

In a 2002 profile of the Museum of Counterfeit Goods, Edward Tang of The Straits Times introduces readers to Thailand’s struggle against counterfeit products.

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October 25, 2006

Online But Not Above the Law

This article advises Web site creators and users to be aware of the importance of intellectual property rights in their online activities. Areeya Pornwiriyangkura, a consultant with Tilleke &...

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January 24, 2007

Thailand: Critical Need for New Investment

This extensive feature covers a wide range of issues for Thailand’s pharmaceutical industry. Comments from Edward Madden and Edward Kelly of Tilleke & Gibbins are included in the feature.

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April 25, 2006

Yesteryear – Bangkok in 1956: What Was It Like When AMCHAM Thailand Was Founded?

David Lyman

In this text of a presentation for the 50th anniversary of the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand, David Lyman reflects on the changes he has observed in Thailand in the 50 years since...

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January 29, 2007

E-Commerce Abuses and Online Infringements in Thailand

Thailand has a rapidly growing economy and Internet penetration is on the rise, although the country still needs legislation to confront the emerging challenges of the Internet and e-commerce. The...

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February 27, 2007

Securitization Moves Up the Agenda

Siraprapha Claassen

The closing earlier this year of two major U.S. securitization transactions involving sizable trademark royalty components may finally provide the impetus for the lagging IP securitization market...

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March 23, 2007

Are IP Rights Really Statutory Monopolies?

Two confusing economic theories mingled with commercial-economic perspectives often make the average businesspersons scratch their heads and frown. On the one hand, the policy of a free market...

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March 26, 2007

Actions by the Thai Ministry of Public Health Raise TRIPS Concerns

On January 29, 2007, while Thai Prime Minister Sarayud Chulanont was trying to assuage concerns of foreign investors with vows to respect the rule of law, Thailand announced plans to break patents...

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