As in many Southeast Asian jurisdictions, the Thai IP market is dominated by trademark and patent prosecution matters. However, genetic and medical research in Thailand has contributed to a growing trend towards life sciences patent litigation over the last few years, giving the country an increasingly significant profile in the global marketplace. Unsurprisingly, given the relative youth of the market, clients are instructing a small number of well-established firms.
Alan Adcock is noted for his experience in life sciences matters and is a “key point of contact for foreign clients” at Tilleke & Gibbons. Rouse consultant James Evans has experience in both the Indonesian and Thai markets, with his pharmaceutical patent litigation practice based in Bangkok. Also at Rouse, Fabrice Mattei manages the Thai office and is recommended for his “substantial expertise”. Working closely with Alan Adcock at Tilleke, Srila Thongklang is the chief litigator and wins praise for having “a solid history of IP litigation”.