LAW UPDATE: 14 March 2024


In a remarkable showcase of expertise and dedication, Domnern Somgiat & Boonma (DS&B) has secured two of the most prestigious accolades in the intellectual property domain. The firm has been awarded the Gold ranking in the WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals for 2024 and achieved a Tier 1 ranking in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024 for Intellectual Property in Thailand. These accolades serve as a testament to DS&B’s commitment to trademark excellence and its comprehensive suite of IP services, reinforcing our position as a leader in the IP field. Under the guidance of our esteemed practice heads and through the exceptional efforts of our team, DS&B continues to pave the way in delivering unparalleled IP solutions to our clients worldwide.

1. DS&B Awarded Gold in the 2024 WTR 1000 Rankings

DS&B has been recognized with the prestigious Gold ranking in the 2024 edition of the WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. This accolade is a testament to our firm’s enduring commitment to trademark excellence, a journey that spans almost eight decades of pioneering and safeguarding brand protection for a diverse array of global clients.

It’s a recognition not just of our firm’s collective achievements but also of the individual accolades awarded to our colleagues for their unparalleled contributions to the field.

Rutorn Nopakun: A “contentious matters specialist” whose “insightful advice is a major draw for marquee brands.”
Nathapong Tongkaew: Brings “two decades of experience” to his “talented enforcement” efforts.
Apiwatt Kongsoowan: A “high-level strategist and prosecution specialist” sought after across ASEAN for brand protection.
Sarinya Nilubol: An “invaluable source of advice” on the Madrid system.
Chalermphong Jitkuntivong: Stand out as a “commercially minded contentious expert” known for his role in “several precedent-setting cases.”

The World Trademark Review 1000 distinguishes itself as the definitive guide for those seeking world-class trademark professionals. Now in its 14th year, the WTR 1000 is revered for its meticulous research and analysis, shining a spotlight on the firms and individuals who lead the way in the intricate world of trademark law. DS&B’s recognition in the Gold tier reflects our firm’s significant market presence, depth of expertise, and the high-caliber work we’re known for.

2. DS&B Ranked Tier 1 in The Legal 500’s Asia Pacific – 2024 Intellectual Property in Thailand

DS&B has achieved a distinguished Tier 1 ranking in The Legal 500’s Asia Pacific 2024 guide for Intellectual Property in Thailand. Under the visionary leadership of Rutorn Nopakun, Chakrapat Mongkolsit, Prabjote Busdee, Apiwatt Kongsoowan, and Nathapong Tongkaew, our firm has cultivated a robust offering that encompasses commercialization, prosecution, litigation, and a substantial portfolio of filing work. Our practice heads bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise, with special mentions for Nathapong Tongkaew as a “Leading Individual” and Rutorn Nopakunrecognized in the “Hall of Fame,” highlighting their exceptional contributions to the trademark and patent domains, respectively.

Our team’s dedication to excellence is further reflected in the glowing testimonials from our clients, who commend our responsive, experienced, and competent approach. The ability to provide sensible, strategic, and commercial solutions, coupled with our speed and responsiveness, sets DS&B apart as a leader in the IP field.

The Legal 500, renowned for its rigorous and impartial analysis, serves as the benchmark for excellence in the legal profession, making this accolade particularly prestigious. The Legal 500 meticulously evaluates law firms across the world, assessing strengths in specific legal fields. This makes its rankings one of the most respected and sought-after in the legal industry, offering a trusted resource for clients looking for top-tier legal services.

As we celebrate this milestone, we extend our heartfelt thanks to our exceptional team, whose hard work and dedication have made this achievement possible. It is not just a reflection of our past success but a foundation for our future endeavors in safeguarding and advancing our clients’ intellectual property rights. Thank you to everyone who has been part of this journey. Together, we look forward to continuing to serve our clients with the highest standard of excellence, innovation, and commitment.