Name: Fougere, Franck
Firm: Ananda Intellectual Property
Location: Bangkok, Thailand and Hong Kong
Franck is managing partner and founder of Ananda Intellectual Property, one of Thailand’s leading IP law firms. His practice includes patent and trade mark prosecution, anti-counterfeiting and complex IP litigation (notably patent and copyright infringement) in Thailand and throughout Asia. Franck graduated from Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Strasbourg) in France and College of Europe (Bruges) in Belgium. Before moving to Thailand in 2002, he trained at the European Court of Justice and with Linklaters & Alliance.
In addition to servicing several high profile multinational corporations, Franck is a frequent speaker on cutting-edge IP issues at professional symposiums and conferences as well as a lecturer in various universities. Franck serves as expert on IP issues for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the European Union, the French and Swiss Governments. He has authored numerous articles, expert studies and guides such as the European-Asean Business Centre (EABC) Guidebook on Intellectual Property in 2013. Franck served as President of the Franco Thai Chamber of Commerce (FTCC) from 2010 to 2013 and is now a Foreign Trade Adviser from the French government. He is active in various IP organizations across Asia and in particular as Thailand country representative for the Asian patent Attorney Association (APAA) chair on Emerging IP Rights. Franck joined the Helpesk network in August 2013.