Apiwatt is an acclaimed intellectual property lawyer who champions human creativity, whether it manifests in brands, artistic works, or innovations. His expertise in IP laws is highly respected, especially in the area of trademarks in Thailand.
He currently serves as a partner at his firm, leading the trademark prosecution teams and providing comprehensive services to clients globally. Apiwatt’s leadership is pivotal in protecting intellectual property rights both in Thailand and internationally. He is particularly skilled in trademark prosecution, valuing effective communication as much as legal knowledge. His approach focuses on understanding business needs and delivering practical, cost-effective solutions that enable swift, informed decision-making. Apiwatt is known for his direct, clear, and solution-focused legal counsel.
His expertise extends beyond Thailand, helping businesses in various sectors secure trademark protection worldwide. Apiwatt is active in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam, collaborating closely with local partners. His deep understanding of trademark practices allows him to develop successful brand strategies for Thai businesses in international markets. He has skillfully handled complex trademark disputes, reclaiming client brands from trademark squatters in countries like China and Vietnam.
In addition to his legal practice, Apiwatt contributes significantly to the development of IP laws in Thailand. He serves as Vice President of the Intellectual Property Association of Thailand (IPAT). He has been instrumental in enhancing public understanding of IP laws and collaborating with the government to advance intellectual property laws and practices.
Apiwatt’s career in intellectual property has been marked by continuous progression. His contributions as a member of both the Copyright Committee and Trademark Committee for the Thailand Recognized Group of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) led to a significant career advancement. In 2023, he was appointed as one of the five councilors for the Thailand Recognized Group of APAA, highlighting his growing influence in the international IP community and his dedication to advancing IP law.
Building on his remarkable career, Apiwatt embodies his firm’s ethos of “Trusted Partner. True Protection.” His dedication to safeguarding intellectual property and his deep commitment to client success make him a reliable ally in the complex world of IP law. His work not only offers robust legal protection but also builds lasting trust, truly reflecting the firm’s foundational principles.