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Ananda IP

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Managing Partner: Franck Fougere
Senior Partners: Danai Triamchanchuhai, Benjapol Kongsombut
Number of partners: 3
Number of lawyers: 12
Languages:  English, French, German, Thai

Firm Overview:
Based in Asia with offices in Thailand and Hong Kong, Ananda Intellectual Property is a boutique IP firm recognised among Thailand’s top intellectual property (IP) law firms. Ananda Intellectual Property is quite selective in accepting new clients and excels in particular in complex IP litigation, patent invalidity and enforcement cases. Strategic and forward-looking, Ananda Intellectual Property has a global reach, with US, European and Asian expertise. Main clients of the firm include Japanese, US and European corporations in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and healthcare industry as well as Japanese clients in the automotive industry. The firm further assists various Thai corporations in expanding their businesses worldwide through a network of over 160 partner firms. The firm and managing partner received several IP industry awards in recent years and successfully handled some of Thailand’s top litigation cases quickly making its way to the top five of Thailand’s IP practices.

Main Areas of Practice:
Enforcement & IP Litigation
Geographical Indications
Patent Prosecution & Patent Drafting
Patent Watch & Freedom-to-Operate
Trademark Prosection

Patent Prosecution & Patent Drafting:
4 Thai patent attorneys
Under the supervision of Dr. Benjapol Kongsombut, the firm handles hundreds of national phase and PCT patent applications per year in particular for Japanese, US, European and Indian companies. Main clients include international pharmaceutical companies, Japanese automotive companies as well as a growing number of Indian and European corporations in the telecommunication, software and healthcare equipment.
Key Clients: Honda, Horiba, Unicharm
Contacts: Dr. Benjapol Kongsombut, Kritchakorn Nimwenai, Poom Kerdsang, Thutchanan Traiwongpaisarn
Tel: +66 2684 1145
Email: [email protected]

Patent Watch & Freedom-to-Operate:
4 Thai patent attorneys
The firm handles over a hundred patent searches per year including equivalent patent searches, Freedom to Operate searches and invalidity searches in particular to support patent opposition and patent invalidity actions in front of patent office and IP court. Main clients include pharmaceutical companies as well as electrical equipment, furniture design and chemical companies. Recently the firm expanded its patent search services to other South-East Asian countries.
Key Clients: Sandoz, Hexal, Dr. Reddy
Contacts: Dr. Benjapol Kongsombut
Tel: +66 2684 1145
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property Litigation:
2 IP litigators; 2 IP lawyers with strong expertise in litigation and enforcement; 1 international expert
IP litigation is at the core of the firm’s expertise, and Ananda IP handles patent, trademark and copyright litigation cases. Among recent cases highlights, the firm assisted in front of the IP Court a media monitoring company in multiple copyright infringement cases, a manufacturer of Hard disk drives components in several patent infringement and patent invalidity cases. The firm also currently assists L’Oreal (Garnier) against Beiersdorf (Nivea) in a copyright dispute and Landmark Group in a trademark dispute in front of the Thai Supreme Court. The firm specialises in complex litigation cases and is usually recommended by other IP and non-IP firms in Thailand to handle litigation work. Key Clients: L’Oreal, Saint Gobain, Hutchinson (TDK Group), Landmark Group, iSentia
Contacts: Franck Fougere, Nuttakorn Sorakun, Chao Wongsingha, Thanyaluck Angsupankosol
Tel: +66 2684 1145
Email: [email protected]

Trademark Prosecution:
5 trademark attorneys; 1 international trademark consultant
The firm handles worldwide trademark portfolio of several European and Asian companies in the entertainment industry (especially Korean music and movie industry) and represents over 2,000 trademark clients locally in pharmaceutical and consumer goods (cosmetics), food and beverages and hospitality services.
Key Clients: Axa, Saint Gobain, DKSH, Carnival, Generali, Indorama, Absolute U, Elephant Parade, Landmark Group
Contacts: Kassinee Khantiviriya, Rujapa Prakongsri, Titapa Chamnithurakarn, Thanyaluck Angsupankosol, Kritchakorn Nimwenai, Alice Razon
Tel: +66 2684 1145
[email protected]

Contracts, Licensing & Franchising:
1 US contract lawyer and 1 French consultant
The firm assists several international and local companies in securing licensing and franchising deals in Thailand and South East Asia. Clients include mostly food and beverage companies, franchise stores (apparel and consumer goods), hotels and fitness brands as well as various film production and entertainment companies.
Key Clients: Paul Suisse, Singer, Absolute, Pie Face
Contacts: Franck Fougere
Tel: +66 2684 1145
Email: [email protected]

International Work:
The firm currently assist the company Saint-Gobain in a cross-border and criminal trademark infringement case in Myanmar.