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Firms To Watch: Intellectual property

The IP practice at R & T Asia (Thailand) Limited launched in May 2022, with Nuttaphol Arammuang, who joined the firm from KPMG Law Thailand, at the helm. The team has demonstrable capability in handling trademark, patent, design and copyright matters.

Intellectual property in Thailand

Baker McKenzie LLP

Baker McKenzie LLP’s ‘business-oriented’ team has experience in trademark portfolio management and enforcement, as well as patent, copyright media, online advisory, and licensing issues. The practice manages trademark portfolios in the personal care, technology and entertainment sectors. It also drafts and negotiates IP-related documents, including agreements for licensing, franchising, supply, IT systems implementation and IP acquisition. The team is led by Dhiraphol Suwanprateep, whose expertise includes copyright, patents, trademarks, and trade names. Say Sujintaya is also a name to note.

Responsables de la pratique:

Dhiraphol Suwanprateep

Autres avocats clés:

Nont Horayangura; Say Sujintaya

Les références

‘Business-oriented and great attention to detail. The team gives simple advice, right to the point, and focus on how to solve the business issues.’

Principaux clients

Astra Zeneca

Baiya Phytopharm Co., Ltd.

Four Seasons Hotels

Nara Thai Cuisine Co., Ltd

Principaux dossiers

  • Handled the patent portfolio of Astra Zeneca, which includes applications for a variety of inventions that could lead to important and ground-breaking advances in the field of medicine.
  • Leading enforcement campaigns for a variety of insurance and consumer goods companies to curb fraudulent activities in Thailand and protect our client’s IP rights.
  • Assisted a client with combatting the collaboration of online IP infringement across the UK, the US, Australia, Singapore and Thailand.

Tilleke & Gibbins

Praised as one of the ‘leading teams in the country’, Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP practice advises on a broad range of matters, including the prosecution, enforcement, litigation, and commercialisation of copyrights, industrial designs, patents, trademarks and trade secrets. The team is jointly led by Darani Vachanavuttivong, who has has experience in mandates concerning trademarks, copyrights and patents, and ‘exceptional’ Alan Adcock, who works across the ASEAN region and specialises in corporate IP matters, including licensing and high-value acquisitions. Wiramrudee Mokkhavesa focuses on brand protection, IP enforcement and anti-counterfeiting issues, while Nandana Indananda is commended as an ‘excellent IP litigator’. Other key members of the team include Suebsiri Taweepon, ‘brilliant strategistSukontip Jitmongkolthong and ‘diligentSomboon Earterasarun.

Responsables de la pratique:

Darani Vachanavuttivong; Alan Adcock

Autres avocats clés:

Wiramrudee Mokkhavesa; Sukontip Jitmongkolthong; Nandana Indananda; Suebsiri Taweepon; Somboon Earterasarun

Les références

‘Attention to detail and laser-focused on delivering client’s requirements within the agreed timeframe. Excellent administrators and proactive workers.’

‘Sukontip Jitmongkolthong is a brilliant strategist and expert on intellectual property laws, not only in Thailand but also in the Southeast Asian region. Her pragmatic and straight-to-the-point approach is highly valuable to our work.’

‘One of the leading teams in the country.’

Principaux clients






John Hardy



Philip Morris


Principaux dossiers

  • Secured a precedent judgment on the store layout form of trade dress from Thailand’s IP&IT Court for Ruay Sabai Sabai Co., Ltd. and Fire Tiger by Seoulcial Club.
  • Assisted Panasonic in combatting counterfeit batteries in Thailand, resulting in the seizure of over 80,000 Panasonic-branded counterfeit goods.
  • Representing an American sports footwear and apparel brandin first-of-its-kind trademark litigation attempting to secure protection for a non-traditional mark not previously available in Thailand.

Domnern Somgiat & Boonma Law Office Ltd

Noted for its capability in handling patent applications filed by foreign parties, specialist IP firm Domnern Somgiat & Boonma Law Office Ltd advises on emerging issues, such as online infringement, ISP’s liability, non-traditional trademark matters and second-medical-use patentability. Managing partner Rutorn Nopakun leads the practice and assists clients in trademark opposition proceedings, while Prabjote Busdee specialises in patent mandates and Nathapong Tongkaew focuses on trademark prosecution, opposition and cancellation work, in addition to IP litigation.

Responsables de la pratique:

Rutorn Nopakun

Autres avocats clés:

Prabjote Busdee; Nathapong Tongkaew

Principaux clients

Puma SE

Patagonia, Inc.

Daimler AG

Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

Calvin Klein Trademark Trust

Kabushiki Kaisha Hitachi Seisakusho

Nike Innovate C.V.

Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Hugo Boss Trade Mark Management GmbH & Co. KG

Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

The Boeing Company

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A.

Adobe Inc.

J. Choo Limited

Balenciaga S.A.

CBRE, Inc.

E. Remy Martin & Co. S.A.

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Hyundai Motor Company

BASF Corporation

The Dow Chemical Company


FUJI FILM Corporation

NIKON Corporation

CANON Kabushiki Kaisha

Robert Bosch GmbH

Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation


Oracle International Corporation

Verizon Trademark Services LLC

Mastercard International Incorporated

Anheuser-Busch, LLC

Citigroup Inc.

Heineken Brouwerijen B.V.

LEGO Juris A/S

Mattel, Inc.



Saint Gobain

The Polo/Lauren Company, L.P.

Under Armour, Inc.

Facebook, Inc.

Chanel SARL

Instagram, LLC

Beiersdorf AG

Johnson & Johnson

Reckitt Benckiser Corporate Services Limited

Sony Corporation

HP Hewlett Packard Group LLC

Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.

McDonald’s Corporation

Eli Lilly and Company

Pfizer, Inc.

Takeda Pharmaceutical

Glaxo Group Limited


ILCT Ltd.’s ‘highly responsive and meticulous’ IP team is collectively led by Juthajit Sriprasart, Ratchapong Thongdeetae, senior counsel Titirat Wattanachewanopakorn, who joined the firm from ZICO IP in April 2022, and Ratinuch Kawnachaimongkol, and is noted for its expertise across a broad range of patent, trademark and copyright matters. The practice assists domestic and international clients in drafting, reviewing and negotiating IP transfers and licensing agreements, in addition to advising on IP-related clauses in general commercial contracts. Kawnachaimongkol handles IP registration, enforcement and litigation matters, as well as portfolio management, while Sriprasart focuses on trademark and copyright issues, and Thongdeetae specialises in patent work.

Responsables de la pratique:

Ratinuch Kawnachaimongkol; Juthajit Sriprasart; Ratchapong Thongdeetae; Titirat Wattanachewanopakorn

Les références

‘We have worked with ILCT Team for more than 15 years and are always happy with their efforts, support and comprehensive advice. ILCT has a strong IP team who can deal with difficult matters in an efficient way.’

‘Ratinuch Kawnachaimongkol for her deep understanding and knowledge of IP in Thailand.’

‘Juthajit Sriprasart for her great IP advice and timely responses to any requests.’

LawPlus Ltd.

LawPlus Ltd.’s caseload ranges from trademark and patent searches, applications and licensing matters to opposition proceedings and appeal registrations. Founder and managing partner Kowit Somwaiya, who is registered as a patent and trademark attorney, jointly leads the team alongside Prasantaya Bantadtan, who acts for Thai corporates on trademark registration and enforcement mandates, in addition to patent and copyright issues.

Responsables de la pratique:

Kowit Somwaiya; Prasantaya Bantadtan


Counting local and international companies, as well as government agencies, among its key roster of clients, Rouse handles a broad range of patent and trademark matters across the automotive, financial services, sports and technology sectors. Manoon Changchumni, who advises on contentious IP mandates and litigation, leads the team alongside Peeraya Thammasujarit, who focuses on IP enforcement work, and head of the firm's trademark group Nuttachai Unaratana, who handles brand protection, commercialisation and enforcement issues.

Responsables de la pratique:

Nuttachai Unaratana; Manoon Changchumni; Peeraya Thammasujarit

Principaux clients

Amazon Technologies Inc.

Philips International B.V. IP&S

PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited

SCL Nishimura & Asahi Ltd

SCL Nishimura & Asahi Ltd’s IP practice is led by Pavinee Bunyamissara, who specialises in trademarks and advises on matters concerning copyright recordation, license agreements, in addition to patent and copyright infringement issues. The team, which has demonstrable experience in trademark prosecutions and enforcement actions, acts for domestic and foreign clients on IP protection mandates, IP-related transactions and litigation, as well as patent prosecutions and searches. Managing partner Chavalit Uttasart and counsel Narongcachon Chomsa are key contacts in the practice.

Responsables de la pratique:

Pavinee Bunyamissara

Autres avocats clés:

Chavalit Uttasart; Narongcachon Chomsa

TMP Intellectual Property

TMP Intellectual Property’s ‘fast, professional and reliable’ team is co-led by Munif Chaipanya, Aswin Traisrisin and Pawat Varapirom, and advises on the full range of patent, design, trademark and copyright matters. Chaipanya acts for clients on mandates concerning the protection and enforcement of trademark rights, while Traisrisin specialises in IP-related disputes and Varapirom assists local and multinational companies with the management of IP portfolios.

Responsables de la pratique:

Munif Chaipanya; Aswin Traisrisin; Pawat Varapirom

Les références

‘We like working with TMP. They are fast, professional and reliable. We have been working with them for various cases domestically and internationally.’

‘They are fast and responsive. We can reach them and get answers within one hour. We would recommend Pawat Varapirom and Munif Chaipanya.’

Principaux clients

Foodstar Company Limited

Sretsis Co., Ltd.

Cryoviva (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Hoyo Unite Group Co., Ltd.

Colleen Pencil (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Yogo-Xintai Trading Co., Ltd.

Green Proud Trading Co., Ltd.

Nordic Marketing Service Co., Ltd.

Vexom Co., Ltd.

Bangkok Chain Hospital Public Co., Ltd.

Sustainable Innovation Co., Ltd.

Kasetsart University (Thailand)

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Sustainable Innovations Ltd. on its new project to construct and operate a building for vertical farming utilising nanoponics technology to grow varieties of vegetables, flowers and fruits for sale in Singapore, including managing their IP portfolio worldwide.
  • Advised Hoyo Unite Group Co., Ltd. on copyright and patent infringement lawsuits against a competitor, who copied its products and assisted on its patent and copyright portfolio in Thailand.
  • Advised QandB Co., Ltd. (South Korea company) on trademark enforcement and litigation in Thailand, including managing its trademark portfolio, negotiating trademark assignments and locating re-sellers of infringed goods.


Working in cooperation with KPMG Law Thailand, ZICO IP counts the prosecution, commercialisation, investigation and litigation of trademarks, patents and industrial designs in its caseload. Following the departures of Nuttaphol Arammuang to R & T Asia (Thailand) Limited and Titirat Wattanachewanopakorn to ILCT Ltd. in April 2022, Archaree Suppakrucha jointly leads the team alongside senior associate Threenuch Bunruangthaworn, who focuses on trademark prosecution.

Responsables de la pratique:

Threenuch Bunruangthaworn; Archaree Suppakrucha

Principaux clients

PTT Oil and Retail Business Public Company Limited (PTTOR)

Beer Chang Company Limited



PTT Global Chemicals Public Company Limited

United Life Sciences

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

Pomelo Fashion Co., Ltd.

Valdimir Pte. Ltd.

Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd.

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Beer Chang Co., Ltd. on filing an opposition against various trademark applications in China.
  • Advising PTT Oil and Retail Business Public Company Limited regarding trademark registration and prosecution, as well as IP protection.
  • Advising the client regarding investigation and possible legal actions against counterfeit “FWD” merchandise offered for sale via LINE application.