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Darani Vachanavuttivong

Published by Admin on 2008/10/29 (1539 reads)
Darani Vachanavuttivong
(formerly Vipa Chuenjaipanich)
Position: Co-Managing Partner and Managing Director,
Intellectual Property Department
Nationality:Thai
Languages:Thai and English


Academic Qualifications:


・1999, L.L.B. (Ramkamhaeng University), Bangkok, Thailand
・1991, M.Sc. (Accounting), Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand
・1988, Higher Diploma in Auditing, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand
・1985, B.B.A. (Accounting), Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand


Other Training:


・Notarial Services Training Course (Class 11) administered by the Registry of Signature and Document Attestation, Lawyers Council of Thailand, Bangkok, November 18-19, 2006.
・IP Practitioners, conducted by the Japan Patent Attorneys Association, Singapore, March 21-23, 2005.
・SEAD Course 2003/2004, Singapore (Certificate, Drafting a Patent Specification), Federation Internationale des Conseils en Propriete Industrielle, Training & Education Commission (Australia), May 16-22, 2004.
・South East Asian Patent Drafting Training Course, Singapore, November 16-22, 2003.
・The Association for Overseas Technical Scholarships (AOTS), The IPR Training Course for Lawyers, Tokyo, Japan, August 20-September 9, 2003.
・Central Intellectual Property & International Trade Court, 5th Annual Symposium on Intellectual Property Law: New Dimensions, Present and Future, Bangkok, December 2-3, 2002.
・Thai Institute of Directors, Directors Certification Program Class 15/2002, Bangkok.
・Outward Bound Thailand, 3-Day Team Challenge, Pranburi Province, November 22-24, 2002.
・Program of Instruction for Lawyers & Negotiation Workshop, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A., June 2002.
・WIPO Regional Workshop (Information Technology for SMEs, Bangkok, February 25-27, 2002).
・Central Intellectual Property & International Trade Court and Max Planck Institute (Symposium and Workshop on Trademark & Unfair Competition Law, Bangkok, December 11-12, 2001).
・Certificate, Patent Agent Training Course, organized by the Department of Intellectual Property, Bangkok, Thailand, September 10-13, 2001.

Professional Qualifications:


・2006, registered as a Notarial Services Attorney qualified to certify signatures and documents
・2005, received lawyer's license to practice in Thailand
・2001, registered as patent attorney in Thailand


Employment:


・August 2006-present, Co-Managing Partner and Managing Director, Intellectual Property Department, Tilleke & Gibbins International Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand
・August 2005-July 2006, Partner and Managing Director, Intellectual Property Department, Tilleke & Gibbins International Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand
・August 2002-August 2005, Partner and Managing Director, Intellectual Property Registration Operations, Tilleke & Gibbins International Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand
・June 2001-present, Managing Director, Intellectual Property Registration Operations, Tilleke & Gibbins International Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand
・January 2001-May 2001, Assistant Managing Director, Intellectual Property Operations, Tilleke & Gibbins International Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand
・1995-December 2000, Head of Trademark Registration Group, Tilleke & Gibbins, Bangkok, Thailand
・1990-1994, Head of Trademark Registration Section, Tilleke & Gibbins, Bangkok, Thailand
・1988-1990, Financial Controller, DDB Needham Worldwide, Bangkok, Thailand
・1986-1988, Assistant Auditor, Arthur Young & AMT, Bangkok, Thailand


Description of Major Areas of Work Handled:

・Overseeing trademark, patent and other IP operations in Thailand and overseas
・Enforcement of intellectual property rights


Membership/Positions in Professional Organizations:


・Thai Bar Association
・Lawyers Council of Thailand (formerly The Law Society of Thailand)
・Director, Intellectual Property Association of Thailand
・President, Intellectual Property Association of Thailand (June 28, 2005-June 30, 2007), re-elected for another 2-year term from July 2007-June 2009
・International Trademark Association
・ASEAN Intellectual Property Association
・Asian Patent Attorneys Association
・Association Internationale Pour la Protection de la Propriete Industrielle
・The Thai Group of AIPPI
・Thai Institute of Directors
・Multilaw Association
・Approved contributor to Essential Innovation (http://www.essentialinnovation.org/wordpress/?page_id=4)

Honors:


・Featured as a leading lawyer in intellectual property in Chambers Asia 2008
・Ranked as a "Recommended individual" in Intellectual Property by Which Lawyer? Yearbook, 2006, 2007 and 2008 editions
・Nominated to The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, 2006, 2007, 2008
・Nominated to The International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers, 2005, 2007
・Nominated to the Guide to the World's Leading Patent Law Practitioners as a pre-eminent practitioner in the field of patent law in Thailand, 2005 (6th edition), 2007 (7th edition)
・Nominated to the Guide to the World's Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners as a leading practitioner, 2004 (5th edition), 2006 (6th edition), 2008 (7th edition)
・Identified by the Asialaw Leading Lawyers Survey as one of Asia's leading business lawyers in the area of Intellectual Property, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
・Selected by the editorial board of Aspatore Books as a leading patent lawyer and an author in the book, International Patent Law, published by Aspatore Books, released in March 2005
・Selected for listing in International WHO'S WHO of Professionals, 2005-2006 edition; nominated as a candidate for inclusion in the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 editions
・Listed in The Asia Pacific Legal 500 as a leading individual in the area of Intellectual Property in Thailand, 2003/2004, 2004/2005, 2005/2006, 2006/2007, 2007/2008 editions

Publications & Presentations:


・(With Titikaan Ungbhakorn and Edward J. Kelly), "General Patent Law in Thailand", The Guide to the World's Leading Patent Law Practitioners, published by Legal Media Group in association with Managing Intellectual Property, June 2007.
・"Intellectual Property Laws", presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Regulatory Affairs Profession Society, Bangkok, March 21, 2007.
・"Intellectual Property Laws: Compulsory License", presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Regulatory Affairs Profession Society, Bangkok, March 21, 2007.
・"Nontraditional Marks in Thailand", presentation at the ASEAN Intellectual Property Association Meeting, Singapore, March 1-3, 2007.
・Lecturer at Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, "Patent Training", Bangkok, January 16, 2007.
・Lecturer at the Institute of Field Robotics, King Mongkut University of Technology, "Intellectual Property Training", Thonburi, January 7, 2007.
・"Intellectual Property Training", presentation to Wyeth-Ayerst (Thailand) Ltd., Bangkok, December 19, 2006.
・"Development of a Copyright Collection System in Thailand", Intellectual Property Association of Thailand, Bangkok, October 30, 2006.
・"Role of Legal Advisors and Lawyers in IPR Protection for the Private Sector", presentation at the seminar, Recent Developments in the Protection and Enforcement of IPRs in Thailand, organized by the Intellectual Property Alumni Association, Japan Patent Office and Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation, Bangkok, October 19, 2006.
・(With Edward J. Kelly), "Innovation does not grow on trees", Corporate Counsellor, Bangkok Post Business News, July 21, 2006.
・"Registration and Protection of Marks Overseas", presentation at a seminar organized by the Department of Export Promotion, Chiang Mai, June 15, 2006.
・"Registration of Marks Consisting of Letters and/or Numbers", Thailand: IP Developments (Tilleke & Gibbins' client newsletter), March 2006.
・"Intellectual Property Issues in Thailand", presentation at the 2006 Southeast Asia IP Networking Meeting, Kuala Lumpur (February 16, 2006) and Singapore (February 17, 2006).
・"Update and Report on IP in Thailand", presented at the 2005 Southeast Asia IP Networking Meeting, Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok, December 19-20, 2005.
・(With Edward A. Madden and Parichart Monaiyakul), Katzarov's Manual on Industrial Property - Update 2006.
・"Well-Known Mark Recordation in Thailand" (Update), Thailand: IP Developments (Tilleke & Gibbins' client newsletter), November 2005.
・(With Edward J. Kelly), "Government IP authorities deserve applause", Corporate Counsellor, Bangkok Post Business News, September 23, 2005.
・(With Edward A. Madden and Edward J. Kelly), "Life sciences and health-care tourism", Corporate Counsellor, Bangkok Post Business News, September 16, 2005.
・(With Edward A. Madden and Edward J. Kelly), "Role of clinical trials in life sciences", Corporate Counsellor, Bangkok Post Business News, August 26, 2005.
・"Patent Document Reading" and "Patent Systems in Thailand, Europe and U.S.A.", presentations to NS Electronics Bangkok, August 25, 2005.
・"Recordation of Well-Known Marks in Thailand", Thailand: IP Developments (Tilleke & Gibbins' client newsletter), July 2005.
・(With Edward A. Madden), "Developing a life sciences hub", Corporate Counsellor, Bangkok Post Business News, July 29, 2005.
・"Little Movement on Geographical Indications Protection in Thailand", Thailand: IP Developments (Tilleke & Gibbins' client newsletter), May 2005.
・(With Woranuch Periera, Edward J. Kelly, and Edward A Madden), "Lex Mundi IP World Desk Reference 2005 - Thailand" (Suppl. 13), March 2005.
・(With Suebsiri Taweepon), "Protecting unique shapes as trademarks, Part II", Corporate Counsellor, Bangkok Post Business News, March 18, 2005.
・(With Liza S. Leung and Edward J. Kelly), "Thai Patent Law", contribution to the book, International Patent Law--Winning Legal Strategies for Registration, Litigation & Other Intricacies of Patent Law in All Major Markets (ISBN: 1-58762-382-x), published by Aspatore Books, released in March 2005.
・(With Suebsiri Taweepon), "Protecting product shapes with 3D trademarks", Corporate Counsellor, Bangkok Post Business News, March 4, 2005.
・(With Suebsiri Taweepon), "How to Register Your Product as a 3-Dimensional Trademark", Thailand: IP Developments (Tilleke & Gibbins' client newsletter), February 2005.
・(With Woranuch Periera, Hassana Chira-aphakul, Sukontip Jitmongkolthong, Nuttaphol Arammuang and Edward A. Madden), Katzarov's Manual on Industrial Property - Update 2005, December 2004.
・"Latest News in the Thai IP World", Thailand: IP Developments (Tilleke & Gibbins' client newsletter), October 2004.
・(With Edward J. Kelly), "Recent IP Developments in Thailand", Managing Intellectual Property Asia-Pacific IP Focus, October 2004.
・"Intellectual Property Practice in Thailand", presentation at the LES Intellectual Property Meeting, Hanoi, Vietnam, August 27, 2004.
・"Intellectual Property Management: Registration and Enforcement of IP Rights", presentation at seminar organized by the Intellectual Property Alumni Association, Bang-pu Industrial Estate, July 8, 2004.
・"Geographical Indications Act Comes Into Force", Thailand: IP Developments (newsletter published by Tilleke & Gibbins' Intellectual Property Division), June 2004.
・"'Champagne law' comes into effect", Corporate Counsellor, Bangkok Post Business News, April 23, 2004.
・"IP in Thailand", presentation to the Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Bangkok, April 22, 2004.
・(With Isabella Ho, Woranuch Periera, Edward J. Kelly, and Tongkamol Chantararatn), "Lex Mundi IP World Desk Reference - Thailand" (Suppl. 9), March 2004.
・(With Edward J. Kelly), "Thailand Law & Practice: A Year of Change", IP Profiles 2004, March 2004.
・(With Edward J. Kelly), "Recent IP Developments in Thailand", presentation at In-House Seminar for the Japan Patent Attorneys Association, Bangkok, February 19, 2004.
・(With Edward J. Kelly and Isabella Ho), "Intellectual Property in Thailand: Registration & Enforcement Considerations", presentation at the In-House Congress Bangkok 2004 organized by Pacific Business Press, January 29, 2004.
・"Enforcing protection", Corporate Counsellor, Bangkok Post Business News, January 23, 2004.
・(With Edward J. Kelly), "Geographical indications soon to be protected in Thailand", World Trademark Law Report, January 12, 2004.
・"Listing trademarks", Corporate Counsellor, Bangkok Post Business News, January 9, 2004.
・"Trademarks: Extension of Services in Class 42", Thailand: IP Developments (newsletter published by Tilleke & Gibbins' Intellectual Property Division), August 2003.
・"The European Community Design" and "Patent Cooperation Treaty" (articles in Thai). IP Developments (newsletter published by Tilleke & Gibbins' Intellectual Property Division), August 2003.
・"Brand Dispute", presented at the Asia Business Forum's Conference on Corporate Branding, June 18, 2003.
・"Trademark Registration Techniques and DN Partner Distributorship Agreement Drafting and Execution in the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia", presented at the Department of Export Promotion, April 30, 2003.
・(With Edward J. Kelly and Isabella Ho), "Intellectual Property in Thailand", presented at Tilleke & Gibbins' In-House Seminar for the Bangkok Japanese Software Association, April 23, 2003.
・"Registration of Geographical Indications in Thailand", submitted to Mondaq, January 2003.
・(With Titirat Wattanachewanopakorn and Woranuch Periera), "Katzarov's Manual on Industrial Property", January 2003.
・(With Edward J. Kelly and Isabella Ho), "Intellectual Property Management: Registration & Enforcement", presentation at the In-House Congress Bangkok 2003 organized by Pacific Business Press, January 23, 2003.
・(With Edward J. Kelly), "Thailand's Geographical Indication Act: A Summary", Asian IP Magazine, January 2003.
・(With Edward J. Kelly and David McGinty), "Trade mark law in Vietnam", Asian IP Magazine, October 2002.
・"Draft Geographical Indication Act: A Summary". Thailand: IP Developments (newsletter published by Tilleke & Gibbins' Intellectual Property Division), May 2002. Also posted on Mondaq.com, June 19, 2002.
・"How to Obtain Trademark Rights Overseas". Presentation at a seminar organized by Hardware & D.I.Y. Thai Exporter, Bangkok, March 28, 2002.
・(With Edward Kelly), "Intellectual Property in Thailand" (Chapter on Thailand), IP Profiles 2002, March 2002.
・(With Edward Kelly, Teerin Charoenpot, and Jirapa Lerdariyarungsee), "Katzarov's Manual on Industrial Property: Thailand Country Profile", Supplement No. 22/2002.
・"How to Obtain Trademark Rights in Thailand". Presentation at the Seminar on Intellectual Property organized by JETRO Bangkok and co-organized by the Intellectual Property Association of Thailand in cooperation with the Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Bangkok, November 29, 2001.
・(With Dana Bergling), "Thailand Points Out Just How Hard Cancellation of a Registered Trademark Really Is!", IP Asia, August 2001. Also published in Thailand Corporate Finance Alert, September 2001, and Thailand Corporate Alert, Volume 13 No. 10, October 2001. Posted on Mondaq.com.
・(With Sonthaya Sunkapongse, Supatra Watanavorakitkul and Pattama Tavichai), "Secondary Meaning an Important Consideration in Board of Trademarks Decisions", August 2001.
・(With Say Sujintaya, Kanokluck Boonsakulkit and Vatinee Rajitburanakul), "Katzarov's Manual on Industrial Property", February 2001.
・(With Say Sujintaya, Piyawat Kayasit, Sasima Tinirut, Woranuch Periera and Kanokluck Boonsakulkit), "Intellectual Property Regime of Thailand", Supplement to CLE International Publication, Intellectual Property Protection in Asia, August, 2000.
・(With Say Sujintaya and Ladda Phenpol), Revision and Updating of Protection of Corporate Names for International Trademark Association (INTA), Release #16, June 2000.
・(With Say Sujintaya, Piyawat Kayasit and Woranuch Periera), Thailand Chapter (Trademarks) of Lex Mundi's Intellectual Property World Desk Reference, May 2000.
・"Summary of the Amendment to the Trademark Act A.D. 1991", IP Asia, May 2000.
・"Summary of the Amendment to the Trademark Act 1991", Thailand: IP Developments (Tilleke & Gibbins Newsletter), April 2000.
・(With Woranuch Periera and Piyawat Kayasit), Katzarov's Manual on Industrial Property, Supplement No. 20/2000.
・"Trade & Service Marks", Katzarov's Manual on Industrial Property, Supplement 18/1998 and CD-ROM 1/1998.
・"Juristic Name Registration", Thailand: IP Developments (Tilleke & Gibbins Newsletter), February 1998.
・(With Say Sujintaya), "Enforcement of Trademark Rights in Vietnam", October 4, 1996.
・(With Say Sujintaya), "Trademark Registration, Protection and Enforcement in Vietnam", October 4, 1996.

Interviews:


・Featured in the article by Wiriya Sungkhaniyom, "The Right Stuff", Thailand Tatler, May 2004.
Practice Area: Intellectual Property
E-mail: darani.v@tillekeandgibbins.com

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