Name: Earterasarun, Somboon
Firm: Tilleke & Gibbins
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Somboon serves as the Director of the Tilleke & Gibbins’ Jakarta office. He has extensive experience handling a diverse range of IP matters across a multitude of Southeast Asian countries, particularly Indonesia. Somboon is well known for his vast knowledge of IP protection and he has presented on the topic to numerous organizations based in ASEAN. He is also an expert in formulating strategies for the successful management of worldwide trade mark portfolios as well as employing customized techniques for protecting and enforcing clients’ trade mark rights on a global basis. He specializes in international trade mark registrations, licensing, assignments, copyright recordal, software recordal, and in reviewing and constructing distributorship contracts.
Somboon represents several giant Thai companies (private and public) in investing and protecting their trade marks in both domestic and overseas markets. He also devotes much time to teaching Thai entrepreneurs about the importance of intellectual property rights. Somboon is an active member of the Intellectual Property Association of Thailand (IPAT), the Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES), ASEAN Intellectual Property Association (AIPA), and Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), and is a qualified Patent Agent certified by the Department of Intellectual Property. Somboon joined the Helpdesk network in November 2013.