Mr Apiwatt Kongsoowan > Domnern Somgiat & Boonma Law Office Ltd > Bangkok, Thailand > Lawyer Profile

Domnern Somgiat & Boonma Law Office Ltd
719 SI PHRAYA ROAD
BANGRAK
BANGKOK 10500
Thailand

Work Department

 Trademarks prosecution and enforcement in Thailand and foreign countries

Position

Partner/Attorney at Law

Career

Joined Domnern Somgiat & Boonma in 2007 and became a partner in 2013. As an IP lawyer, Apiwatt strongly believes in human creativity, be it a brand, artistic expression, or innovation. He has a thriving trademark prosecution practice. For him, effective communication is no less important than legal knowledge. He believes that to solve legal issues is to understand business needs and achieve them under a practical, cost-wise approach for clients to make better decisions faster. 

Apiwatt helps businesses in various fields acquire trademark protection in Thailand and other countries around the world. Neighboring countries including Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam are where he has been practicing daily in collaboration with local associates. Apiwatt understands trademark practice from a global perspective. Many Thai businesses entrust him with brand strategies for foreign markets. He has fought hard to bring clients’ brands back from trademark squatters in China and Vietnam, to name a few.

In addition to serving clients at the firm, Apiwatt sits as Committee Member on Trademarks in Intellectual Property Association of Thailand (IPAT). Since 2013, he helps IPAT grow public awareness of IP laws and work with the government offices to develop the trademark law and practice. Outside Thailand, he represents Thailand Recognized Group in the Copyright Committee of Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) since 2015.

Currently Apiwatt is one of the partners who lead the firm’s trademark prosecution teams serving clients worldwide.

Languages

Thai and English

Memberships

Intellectual Property Association of Thailand (IPAT);
International Trademark Association (INTA);
Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA);
European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA);
The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI);
ASEAN Intellectual Property Association (ASEAN-IPA);
Licensing Executives Society, Thailand (LES Thailand)
Thai Bar Association;
Lawyers Council of Thailand

Education

LL.B.,Thammasat University;
LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia;
LL.M. in Commercial Law, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

 

Lawyer Rankings

Thailand > Intellectual property

Boutique law firm Domnern Somgiat & Boonma Law Office Ltd is well-established in the IP space and advises clients on all aspects of IP protection. The practice is noted for its strength in handling patent applications filed by foreign parties. Managing partner and head of the practice Rutorn Nopakun is noted for his expertise in contentious IP matters, while patent attorney Prabjote Busdee has considerable experience in patent prosecution and infringement matters. Apiwatt Kongsoowan oversees the firm’s trademark prosecution practice.