Thailand > Intellectual property
Index of tables
- Alan Adcock - Tilleke & Gibbins
- Franck Fougère - Ananda Intellectual Property
Fabrice Mattei -
Satyapon Sachdecha -
Satyapon & Partners Limited
- Say Sujintaya - Baker & McKenzie
- Dhiraphol Suwanprateep - Baker & McKenzie
Chavalit Uttasart -
Chavalit & Associates Limited
- Darani Vachanavuttivong - Tilleke & Gibbins
- Nettaya Warncke - Domnern Somgiat & Boonma
Established IP firm Domnern Somgiat & Boonma maintains its 'well-deserved position' at the forefront of the market, where it handles a substantial amount of trade mark and patent applications for foreign companies in Thailand. The team is experienced in trade mark and patent prosecutions spanning Southeast Asia, including Vietnam and Myanmar. Nettaya Warncke, Rutorn Nopakun, Kiat Poonsombudlert and Chakrapat Mongkolsit are recommended.
Tilleke & Gibbins has a top reputation for its IP practice. The 43-strong team is supported by 19 patent and trade mark agents, and acts on all IP-related matters, including litigation, infringement, enforcement and investigation. PTT Chemical, Seiko Epson Corporation and Beiqi Foton Motor Co are all clients. The team also manages the trade mark portfolio for Oishi Group. Alan Adcock and Darani Vachanavuttivong are recommended.
The 'solutions-orientated' team at Baker & McKenzie provides 'very practical, concise advice' on IP issues, particularly those relating to media, entertainment, telecoms, internet content and regulation. Say Sujintaya acted for a Japanese automobile manufacturer in a matter concerning counterfeit products. Dhiraphol Suwanprateep provides ‘practical advice with good legal and policy backing‘, and advised a television network in an appeal case relating to a trade mark registration.
Chavalit & Associates Limited has extensive trade mark and patent experience, and advises on copyright infringement, litigation and anti-counterfeiting measures. Chavalit Uttasart is a leading light in the arena.
Rouse advises international clients on patent and trade mark matters, including litigation. It has particular experience advising on biotechnology patents. Fabrice Mattei handles IP protection and enforcement, and is also active in public policy and lobbying. Representative clients include Honda.
The 11-strong team at Satyapon & Partners Limited is fully focused on IP mandates, from registration and enforcement to prosecution and copyright. Satyapon Sachdecha is singled out for his experience.
Siam Premier's 'reliable, efficient and prompt' team manages several IP portfolios of international clients across industries including food and drink. The team also advises on enforcement raids and IP litigation. Clients praise the team's 'good and succinct advice', with Daniel Greif noted as 'always ready to cater to clients' needs'. Edward Kelly departed in 2012 for an in-house position in Hong Kong.
Since its foundation in early 2011, Ananda Intellectual Property has gone from strength to strength. Its 'personalised and cost-effective service' is considered a boon to global clients, who seek its advice on patents and trade marks, particularly in the pharmaceutical sector, as well as for its IP portfolio management and contentious expertise. 'One of the most knowledgeable IP practitioners', Franck Fougère is 'very well informed on international trade mark laws and filing strategies'.
Anek & Associates handles IP matters ranging from branding, trade mark protection and patent prosecution.
DLA Piper's Chanvitaya Suvarnapunya is acting for Hyatt International on trade mark licensing issues. Other clients include Atlantic Mills, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan, Siam Tewa and At Bangkok.
Dej-Udom & Associates Ltd handles IP filing, registration, prosecution and enforcement matters. Poondej Krairit leads the practice.
Lewmanomont International Law Office advises on patents, trade marks, trade secrets, unfair competition and copyright matters. Representative clients include Thai Fish Sauce Co and Pennzoil.
S & I International Bangkok Office has experience assisting Japanese clients on patents, trade marks, copyright, infringement and counterfeiting. Clients include Hitachi.
Vidon & Partners has kept a low profile following a spate of departures of foreign lawyers. Patrice Vidon manages the Bangkok practice from France, and advises on trade mark and patent matters.