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franck fougere - Managing Partner

franck fougere

Managing Partner

In creating Ananda Intellectual Property in 2011, Franck lays the groundwork for our services with his extensive experience. Franck brings to Ananda Intellectual Property over fifteen years of experience as Managing Director and intellectual property expert of international IP firms in Asia. His practice area includes patent prosecution, patent litigation, anti-counterfeiting and litigation. He graduated from Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Strasbourg) in France and College of Europe (Bruges) in Belgium and trained with a major international law firm before moving to Thailand in 2002.

In addition to servicing several high profile multinational corporations in Europe, China, and Southeast Asia, Franck is a frequent speaker of cutting-edge IP issues at professional symposiums and conferences. A recognized expert, Franck is a regular lecturer in patent law for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and an advisor to the European Union (ECAP) and to the French Government on IP issues. He has authored numerous expert studies and articles as well as two IP guides for Thailand published in 2011 and 2013. Franck Fougere is former President of the Franco Thai Chamber of Commerce (FTCC), former Vice-Chairman of EABC Working Group on Intellectual Property and active member of APAA Copyright and Emerging IP Rights Committees. In 2013, Franck Fougere received the ILO Client Choice award for best patent practitioner of Thailand in addition to Legal 500 and Asia Law Leading Lawyer awards. He was appointed in 2015 French Foreign Trade Advisor.

Dr. Benjapol Kongsombut

dr. benjapol kongsombut

Senior Patent Attorney / Head of Patent Department

Benjapol Kongsombut is a senior patent attorney and Head of Patent Department at Ananda IP. He is a registered Thai patent agent with over six years of patent/design patent prosecution experience, representing a broad range of clients both domestically and abroad and from individual business owners to publicly traded companies.

Mr. Benjapol holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering with 1st-class honor from Rangsit University and a Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from Chulalongkorn University. He focused on intellectual property laws and obtained a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from the Lawyers Council of Thailand.

Prior to joining Ananda IP, Mr. Benjapol worked as a patent agent at a major law firm in Thailand where he acquired valuable experience on patent prosecution, patent litigation and valuation. At Ananda IP, Mr. Benjapol is responsible for managing the firm patent practice and overseeing the firm development in the fields of patent, design patent and petty patent. Mr. Benjapol's practice focuses preliminarily in the areas of patent procurement, opinions, due diligence, valuation and litigation.

Nuttakorn Sorakun

nuttakorn sorakun

Head of Litigation Practice

Nuttakorn is a graduate of Assumption University, where he obtained a LLB (2006). He has advised Thai and foreign clients for the past 10 years in Corporate, Labor, Immigration and Commercial Law. He has also an extensive expertise in litigation and dispute resolution related to Business, Civil, Criminal and Intellectual Property Law. Nuttakorn is a member of the Law Society of Thailand since 2008 as well as a Notarial Services Attorney since 2009. These last years, Nuttakorn handled very significant IP litigation cases relating to patent, trademark and copyright infringement.

Woralux Teansawad

woralux teansawad

Office Manager

Woralux is a graduate of Bangkok University where she obtained in 2003 a Master of Communication Arts in Public Relations. Woralux worked for 12 years for a top IP investigation firm in Bangkok and has experience in assisting lawyers, investigators and raid teams as well as to prepare police and court documents in relation to IP infringement cases. She joined Ananda IP in 2014 in the position of Office Manager and is fluent in English.

Kritchakorn Nimwenai

kritchakorn nimwenai

Patent and Trademark Attorney

Kritchakorn acquired the highest admission score to Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University in 2011, where he majored in business law and graduated with LL.B. (honours) in 2014. During his academic milestones, he had an internship at the Intellectual Property Department of Tilleke&Gibbins, where he acquainted himself with IP enforcement, IP litigation, and IP investigation. Prior to our firm in 2015, he worked at one of the top-tier IP law firm in Thailand for the intellectual property overseas section, where he was in charge of the prosecution of international trademarks and patents.

Kritchakorn handles, prosecutes and completes the prescribed procedures for registration of local and international trademark and patent applications. He also advises on strategies and courses of actions for both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property related matters. Kritchakorn possesses Attorney-at-Law License issued by the Lawyers Council of Thailand and Patent Agent License issued by Thai Department of Intellectual Property (DIP). He is also a qualified Notarial Services Attorney. Kritchakorn is proficient in English and intermediate in German.

Alice Razon

alice razon

International IP Consultant

Alice a law degree from the University of Essex and a master’s degree in International Commercial Law from the University of Kent. In parallel to her studies, she was highly engaged in pro-bono work.

Prior to joining Ananda IP, Alice completed a summer internship with the Intellectual Property Enforcement Team at Tilleke & Gibbins. She worked alongside many IP lawyers and gained great exposure to IP matters both contentious and non-contentious.

Alice is fluent in English, French and Thai, and manages international client IP portfolios. She also attends training, conferences and provides advice on IP issues particularly on trademarks.

Thanyaluk Angsupankosol

thanyaluk angsupankosol

Trademark Attorney

Thanyaluk joined our firm in 2015 after she obtained a master degree (LL.M. with Merit) in Computer and Communications Law from Queen Mary University of London. She is a practising attorney specialising in intellectual property; technology, media, telecommunications (TMT); and information technology laws. She is a qualified lawyer in Thailand since 2013, and working in the trademark department providing trademark registrations, trademark clearance searches, and trademark prosecutions. Thanyaluk graduated from Thammasat University in 2010 with civil and commercial specialisation. She was a summer intern at the U.S. Embassy, Bangkok in 2009. Thanyaluk is a member of Society for Computers and Law (SCL), Thai Bar Association, and the Lawyers Council of Thailand.

Kassinee Khantiviriyat

kassinee khantiviriya

Trademark Attorney

Kassinee obtained a bachelor degree of law from Bangkok University in 2013. She has more than 3-years’ experience in intellectual property law, business law and litigation by working in the top-class multinational law firms in Thailand.

Additionally, she used to work as a corporate lawyer. Thus, she has in-depth understanding of corporate client needs. In May 2017, she joined Ananda Intellectual Property as Trademark Attorney.

Poom Kerdsang

poom kerdsang

Patent Lawyer

Poom graduated with a Bachelor of Law’s degree (honors) from Chulalongkorn University majoring in business law. During his academic years, he had an internship in Patent section, Intellectual Property Department of one of Thailand;’s main IP practice where he practiced in filling and prosecution of Patents in Thailand as well as overseas. Before joining our firm, he worked as a Legal Officer in one of the Mechanical Engineering company handling task such as drafting and reviewing business contracts.

Poom is responsible for preparing patent applications, filing and prosecution, conducting patent searches and other tasks regarding patent prosecution. He is fluent in English.

Titapa Chamnithurakarn

titapa chamnithurakarn

Trademark Attorney

Titapa graduated with an LL.B. from Prince of Songkhla University in 2016. She was an intern at International Legal Consulting Thailand (ILCT) in Litigation, Corporate and IP Department. She has work experience in Food Service Department at Sixflags Great Adventure,USA.

Titapa is responsible for assisting trademark attorneys with the prosecution of Trademark case(filing,registration,amendments,appealing and renewals),performing trademark search,communicating and reporting to clients both for domestic and international applications. Titapa is fluent in English.

Thipawan Rattanaton

thipawan rattanaton

Office Manager Assistant

Miss Thipawan Rattanaton graduated from Assumption University in Communication Arts majoring in Advertising. She has two years’ experience in the field of Marketing Communication and Human Resources with well-known companies. She has expertise in coordinating and communicating with various organizations. She is good command in English and Thai. In 2016, she joined Ananda Intellectual Property as an Office Manager Assistant.

Alexandre Dupont

alexandre dupont

Alexandre is a graduate of the Faculty of Law, University of Lille (II), where he obtained a LLM in International and European law (1999).

He has advised and assisted clients in Foreign investment, Corporate and Commercial matters, contractual drafting and negotiation in Asia, particularly in Thailand and Hong Kong, for more than 15 years.

Alexandre is serving the Franco-Thai Chamber of Commerce as President. He has lectured on and authored several academic, commercial articles and presentations at Business forums and currently represents the firm at Interlegal International network.

Alexandre is also a founding Partner of Orbis Alliance and Orbis Thailand.

Danai Triamchanchuchai

danai triamchanchuchai

Partner

A graduate of Chulalongkorn University and a member of the Law Society, Danai is a qualified lawyer which extensive experience in Business Law and Thai law. His areas of expertise include Corporate Establishment, Real Estate Transactions, Business Promotion, and Trademark Law. At the head of a team of over 15 employees, Danai serves both local and multinational companies and is a founding partner of Law Solutions Limited, a well-established corporate law firm associated with Ananda IP. Danai is a key advisor to our firm on trademark, contracts and litigation issues.