LAW UPDATE: 03 November 2023


In the dynamic world of intellectual property law, Domnern Somgiat & Boonma (DS&B) has been making waves with its recent achievements and accolades. We are excited to share some of our recent triumphs that reflect our unwavering commitment to the field.

1. Global IP Awards 2023 by WTR and IAM: Triumph in Trademarks

Trademark Firm of the Year

DS&B has earned the prestigious title of “Trademark Firm of the Year” at the Global IP Awards 2023. This esteemed award, presented by WTR and IAM, highlights our firm’s exceptional accomplishments in trademark work.

A Global Gathering of IP Excellence

The Global IP Awards, now in its fourth year, held a grand gala in London on October 19, 2023, to celebrate excellence in the field of intellectual property. This event has consistently acknowledged the outstanding legal expertise available to corporations worldwide, aiding them in safeguarding and capitalizing on their intellectual property assets.

Honoring 169 Winners Across 80 Jurisdictions

This year, a total of 169 award winners from 80 different jurisdictions have been recognized as the leaders in their respective regions for their exemplary work throughout 2022-2023. The selection process involved thorough research conducted by the dedicated editorial and research teams of WTR and IAM, with support from experienced journalists and researchers in key global hubs like London, Hong Kong, and New York.

Championing Excellence in IP

These accolades reaffirm our commitment to excellence and our dedication to providing exceptional service to our clients. We are honored to be among the distinguished firms recognized for their achievements over the past year, solidifying our position as defenders of intellectual property rights on a global scale.

2. Rutorn Nopakun: Among Thailand’s Top 10 Influential IP Lawyers 2023 by Business Today

Recognizing an Industry Luminary

In an ever-evolving intellectual property landscape, Rutorn Nopakun, a Partner at DS&B, has been acknowledged as one of the “Top 10 Influential Intellectual Property Lawyers Dominating Thailand’s Legal Scene 2023” by Business Today. This recognition underscores his remarkable expertise and substantial contributions to the field of intellectual property law.

The Vital Role of Intellectual Property

Intellectual property encompasses patents, trademarks, copyrights, and more, serving as a critical asset for businesses worldwide. It fuels innovation, enhances competitiveness, and encourages investment in research and development. In Thailand, where protecting IP rights is challenging due to counterfeit goods and piracy, skilled IP lawyers are essential. They not only possess a deep understanding of IP laws but also adapt to the evolving IP landscape driven by advancing technologies.

Guiding International Clients

Rutorn Nopakun plays a pivotal role in representing international clients from diverse sectors, including automotive, media, and retail. His primary focus lies in expertly handling trademark opposition proceedings and enforcement work, ensuring that businesses preserve their innovative edge.

3. DS&B’s Presence at the 2023 Asia IP Awards

At DS&B, our commitment to excellence in intellectual property law continues to drive us. We are delighted to announce our inclusion as a shortlisted contender in two significant categories at the 2023 Asia IP Awards: “Trademarks” and “Patents.” This recognition by Asia IP underscores our unwavering dedication to delivering top-tier legal services in these crucial domains.

As we witness the world’s resurgence, exceptional IP-related work continues to shape the landscape across Asia and the Pacific. The diligent team at Asia IP has conducted extensive research across major jurisdictions in the region to compile the shortlist for the 2023 Asia IP Awards.

In conclusion, DS&B remains steadfast in its commitment to delivering unmatched intellectual property legal services. Our recent accolades reflect not only our dedication to excellence but also our passion for safeguarding the intellectual property rights of our clients. We are truly honored to be recognized on both the global and regional stages and eagerly anticipate the opportunity to continue serving our clients with unwavering dedication and expertise in the years ahead. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all those who have been a part of our remarkable journey.