Alan Adcock

WTR Research

The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise

Gold - Individuals: prosecution and strategy

Proficient in all areas of IP practice, Tilleke & Gibbins is a discerning choice for brand owners seeking the efficiency of a one-stop shop and the quality of a market leader. The ensemble is distinguished by its incredible bench depth – it has 48 IP lawyers, nearly half of whom dedicate themselves to trademark practice – and by the strategic perspicacity and industry expertise it applies in completing every assignment. Technological sophistication is another strong selling point – Tilleke & Gibbins has a capable in-house software development team that builds highly customised systems that support portfolio management and other efforts. Zooming in on the contentious side, the firm’s IP advocates work hand-in-hand with experts in the wider litigation and dispute resolution group, giving clients all of the firepower they need. On the prosecution front, the ensemble manages the work with great accuracy while designing and implementing smart strategies for IP value creation. IP managing director Darani Vachanavuttivong and deputy director Alan Adcock continue to drive the firm to ever greater heights. Tenacious and tireless, Vachanavuttivong has been at the forefront of IP enforcement in Thailand for many years. Adcock is an astute all-round IP strategist who understands the ins and outs of protecting, monetising and litigating brands. He has done much to elevate the international IP discussion through his involvement in INTA, which has seen him fill many important positions. All seven of the firm’s partners make the WTR 1000 cut: Former IP judge Nandana Indananda is a safe pair of hands for must-win IP litigations of every variety; Sukontip Jitmongkolthong is masterful when it comes to the service aspects of her role, and a brilliant IP enforcer, too. Suebsiri Taweepon draws on deep technology industry expertise to support innovative patrons at every point of their brand journey; Wiramrudee Mokkhavesa manages portfolios with alacrity while giving them commercial impetus but is a versatile operator with rich anti-counterfeiting knowledge and experience; and Somboon Earterasarun is a top pick for regional trademark protection projects.

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