Satyapon & Partners Ltd

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Foreign associates of Satyapon & Partners praise it for holding an “unrivalled standard of diligent, ethical and professional services”. They feel confident leaving their “most precious, top-tier clients” in the hands of a “reliable, efficient team which offers first-rate services and advice in every respect”. One comments that what initially drew them in was “Satyapon Sachdecha’s passion for intellectual property”, referring to his significant contributions to the international and local IP communities during his 10 years as the chair of the Intellectual Property Association of Thailand. Possessing qualifications in highly technical fields, the practitioners at Satyapon & Partners are well-equipped to handle highly complex cases. A recent widely publicised patent infringement case for Panasonic resulted in the largest product seizure in Thai history. Working alongside Sachdecha, Verasak Maiwatana is “the most trustworthy patent agent in Thailand by far”. He is a veteran with a level of experience that is hard to beat, for he is the former director of the Thai patent office, has served as a patent examiner, director of the IP management division and head of the PCT receiving office.

Firm Profile

Satyapon & Partners is a full-service IP law firm based in Bangkok, Thailand. It offers services in all areas of IP law, including application and prosecution of patents, trademarks and designs, as well as IP searches, assignments, licensing, franchising, recordations, renewals, investigations, litigation and enforcement.

The firm was founded by George Washington Law School graduate Satyapon Sachdecha in 1995. Over the years, the firm has developed into one of Thailand’s leading IP firms. It has a strong team of patent agents, technical associates and translators in all fields of technology. In October 2016 the patent team was strengthened further by the arrival of Verasak Maiwatana, who has over 35 years of invaluable experience gained at the Thailand Patent Office, first as an examiner and ultimately as its director.

Satyapon & Partners endeavours to serve the best interests of its clients throughout the world by providing excellent quality services and highly customised solutions. Our team would be delighted to answer any inquiries regarding trademarks, patents, national phase PCT entries, design or any other IP matter in Thailand.

Satyapon & Partners is pleased to serve all your needs and looks forward to being your trusted partner in IP protection in Thailand.

The team

Our team consists of three partners with over 75 years of combined experience in IP law, and over 20 attorneys, including five patent agents.

Areas of practice

The firm is among the top filers of trademark and patent applications in Thailand. It also handles numerous trademark, patent and design searches. As an example, the firm handles over 400 incoming PCT applications a year.

It is one of the most active Thai firms involved in the enforcement of IP rights. It handles numerous police raids and customs seizures every year, mostly concerning trademark infringement. It also conducts investigations, makes traps purchases, sends cease and desist letters, participates in negotiations and meditations, and assists clients with publicity releases, warning advertisements and all other IP-related matters.

As the firm practises exclusively in the area of IP law, its members are highly experienced and boast an unrivalled depth of knowledge in the field. The firm understands the importance of intellectual property as one of its clients’ most valuable assets and aims to provide the highest standard of diligent, ethical and professional services in the best interest of its clients.

Accolades 

In recent years, the firm has had the honour of being recognised as a Tier 1 firm by many legal ranking publications around the world, including World Trademark Review and The Legal 500. In addition, our managing partner was recently inducted into The Legal 500’s Asia Pacific Hall of Fame. The firm earned Patent Firm of the Year Thailand 2019 from AsiaIP Magazine for its record shattering patent seizure on behalf of Global Fortune 500 Japanese client Panasonic. The seizure made the headlines in Thailand, prompting secondary infringers which distributed the products to voluntarily remove all suspect inventory from their sales showrooms.

Key clients

Key clients include Aston Martin, Inditex (Zara), Pernod Ricard, Panasonic, Twitter, NFL Properties, Juventus Football Club, World Wildlife Fund, Anglo American (De Beers), the government of Chile, the government of Japan and Yamaha Motors. We represent many other global innovation leaders in many scientific fields for their patent work in Thailand, however under strict confidentiality agreements, particularly those in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

International

In the past four years the firm has moved aggressively into regional IP portfolio management, particularly into the surrounding developing countries of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. This rapidly growing practice area has been very well received by multinational clients, both foreign and domestic. In fact, in addition to new and existing foreign clients retaining us to manage their portfolio, this approach has also led to many new domestic multinational companies turning to the firm for all their IP needs, which in turn has led to an increase in outgoing filings.

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