ILAWASIA Ranked in Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2022

The 2022 edition of Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific has ranked ILAWASIA Co., Ltd. in tier 4 of Commercial and Transactions category; and recognized as Recommended Firm.

By recently concluded the Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific research and finalised its rankings, it was noted in their analysis that: “The law firm is dedicated, careful and spends ample time on a case.”

A notable analysis stated that: "The firm argued for a domestic insurance company in a breach of reinsurance policy case. A construction company has instructed Somphob Rodboon and his team to assist in its criminal defence against computer-related offences. On the international arbitration front, the firm is helping an American food company enforce its award under rules of the ICC."

The firm, led by Somphob Rodboon, Managing Partner and head of Litigation Team, who was also complimented that: “He is quick to respond, dedicated and careful with his work.”

We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to all our valued clients, and business partners. They have entrusted us with challenging situation; and it has been our privilege acting for them. These recognitions reflect our legal expertise, quality of work, and commitment to our clients.

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ILAWASIA Provides Cambodia Jurisdictional Insights to the Guide on the Treatment of Insolvent Micro and Small Enterprises in Asia

On May 10, 2022, the Asian Business Law Institute and the International Insolvency Institute jointly released the Guide on the Treatment of Insolvent Micro and Small Enterprises in Asia ("Guide") as part of their Asian Principles of Business Restructuring Project.

The Guide identifies five key principles for more immediate adoption by jurisdictions as building blocks of a well-functioning micro and small enterprise insolvency framework, and six aspirational principles that should ideally be considered and adopted by jurisdictions over the longer term to provide micro and small enterprises with a more comprehensive legal and institutional environment to deal with financial distress. This tiered approach, unique among all current literature, is designed by considering the extreme diversity of institutional development of Asian jurisdictions and with the hope of assisting policymakers better digest the recommendations made in this Guide.

The Guide was produced with input from experts from Asia-pacific jurisdictions including Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as those from Canada, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and United States. International organisations like INSOL International, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law and the World Bank were also involved in consultation.

Our partner Vicheka Lay provided input from the Cambodia perspective for the Guide.

The full Guide can be read at https://payhip.com/b/bkW12


Our Cambodia Partner Attended Training Event

On 5th May 2022, Our Cambodia’s Partner, attorney LAY Vicheka attend a training event related to trademark enforcement and infringement penalties, legal and the practical aspects of trademark registration, as well as the legal and practical aspects of how to response to office action.

The training event was lectured by His Excellency LY Sophanna, prosecutor of the Ministry of Justice Cambodia and other trademark attorneys.

 


World IP Day in Laos

On 26 April 2022, Miss Viphavanh Syharath, our associate attended on behalf of the firm for World IP Day event hosted by Intellectual Property Department of Laos. ILAW LAOS office is part of the sponsorship for the event that took place at National University of Laos.

 


Vicheka Lay attended the international conference on 22 April 2022

On 22nd April 2022, our Cambodia’s Partner, attorney LAY Vicheka, attended the international conference on “the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)” and “the Cambodia-China Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA)”.

The event was organized by Cambodia-based Asian Vision Institute. The event’s panelist came from variety of relevant stakeholders, including the Cambodia’s secretary of state H.E. Sim Sokheng, commercial counsellor of the Chinese embassy in Phnom Penh, Mr. Wu Guoquan, Mr. Kavi Chongkittavorn, senior fellow of the institute of security and international studies at Chulalongkorn University, Dr. Zhou Shixin, head of the department of neighboring diplomacy, institute for foreign policy studies, Ms. Liu Siyuan, third secretary of the Chinese embassy in Cambodia, and representative from the Federation of Khmer Chinese in Cambodia.

The event elaborated the pros and con of RCEP and CCFTA, the opportunities and case studies of other countries in the region and basic comparison of RCEP and CCFTA with other bilateral and regional trading arrangements.


ILAWASIA Co.,Ltd. (Thailand office) is ranked in various tiers in the Asia IP Profiles 2021.

ILAWASIA Co.,Ltd. (Thailand office) is ranked in various tiers in the Asia IP Profiles 2021.

Tier 2: Copyright
Tier 2: Trademark Prosecution
Tier 3: Trademark Contentious
Tier 3: Patent Prosecution
Tier 3: Patent Contentious

Based on feedback and recommendations received from corporate counsel, IP owners, brand portfolio managers from around the region and around the world.

"Founder and managing partner Somphob Rodboon is engaging, thorough and creative in his search for solutions, whether the problem lies in IP, corporate and commercial or other aspects of business law. The firm has branch offices in Vientiane, Phnom Penh and Yangon," AsiaIP complimented.

All through the years, ILAWASIA usually worked with our clients to establish best practices for protecting your intellectual property portfolio. ILAWASIA team of legal professionals and administrative support team will manage every aspect of IP matters, with client service centers in Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, and across CLMV countries. We offer our liability to protect your IP rights, so you can be sure your IP rights are safe.

 


Somphob Rodboon has been ranked as the Recommended Individual for the Enforcement and Litigation area in Thailand.

WTR 1000 - the World's Leading Trademark Professionals - a unique guide that identifies the top trademark professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe.

For the year 2022, Somphob Rodboon, Managing Partner of ILAWASIA, has been appointed as the Recommended Individual for the Enforcement and Litigation area in Thailand.

"Somphob Rodboon applies exceptional rigour in protecting his patrons' intellectual property in Thailand and, through his firm's affiliates, across South East Asia. His strategies for successful trademark registration are tried and tested," WTR complimented.

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.


Our Cambodian Partner has been appointed as new panel (Overseas Arbitrator)

We are delighted to announce that Vicheka Lay, our Partner, has been appointed as the new panel (the 7th Cohort) of the 上海仲裁委员会 Shanghai Arbitration Commission (Overseas Arbitrator).

Congratulations to Vicheka Lay! This will be a significant contribution to the development and improvement of arbitration practice.

#SHAC #Arbitration #InternationalArbitration


Thailand promotes awareness-raising activities on respecting rights in intellectual property through the streaming platform.

On 18 February 2022, the Thai Department of Intellectual Property Director-General has informed that The Kingdom of Thailand and 20 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member countries are supporting to prescribe the measures to tackle the problem of copyright violation; and to aim to protect online contents that are in the face of streaming-service hacking and other kinds of infringements.

The Department of Intellectual Property of Thailand joined in pushing the issue at the APEC meeting to emphasize that Thailand is ready to develop the country's intellectual property system to keep up with trade and technology in the present era; and match the needs of entrepreneurs in all forms who are ready to support soft power policies that are beneficial to Thai entrepreneurs and Thai people in all aspects.

The meeting occurred after numerous hacking attacks of online streaming services and cases of illegal access to online content. The APEC members also discussed measures to prevent the production and sale of devices used in copyright violations of online content. Thai digital content industry has presently potential worth about 200 billion baht; and streaming activity is another channel to disseminate the work of the Thai digital content whether it's music, movies and Thai series as it is convenient, fast, and meets the needs of today's consumer behaviors.
Shortly, The Department of Intellectual Property will promote awareness-raising activities on respecting rights in intellectual property through streaming and the internet to the wider public.

Somphob Rodboon
Managing Partner
Somphob.R@ilawasia.com
ILAWASIA Co., Ltd.

Nattaya Mahakunakorn
Senior Associate
Nattaya.M@ilawasia.com
ILAWASIA Co., Ltd.

Patthariya Sirinunthaphapakorn
Associate
Patthariya.S@ilawasia.com
ILAWASIA Co., Ltd.


ILAWASIA is ranked firm in tier 2 of the Asia IP Copyright Survey 2022.

It’s been another challenging year for everyone, but that has not stopped some exceptional IP-related work being done.

Based on feedback and recommendations received from corporate counsel, IP owners, brand portfolio managers from around the region and around the world, as well as submissions from law firms in the global/regional IP community.

We are delighted to achieve Tier 2 of the Asia IP Copyright Survey 2022 Ranked Firm.

All through the years, ILAWASIA has advised some of our clients to obtain all benefit of their copyright assets through registration and licensing, enforcing their copyrights where needed, and preventing infringement of the copyrights of others by recordal the copyright in the Thai Department of Intellectual Property online system.

We usually work with our clients to establish best practices for protecting, and using and litigate copyright cases in the areas of information technology, and consumer products, so you can be sure your IP rights are safe.