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Apiwatt Kongsoowan

  • Firm: Domnern Somgiat & Boonma Law Office Limited
  • Practice Area: Trademark
  • Country: Thailand
  • Email: [email protected]
  • 719 Si Phraya Road, Bangrak, Bangkok, 10500.

About Apiwatt Kongsoowan

Practice Areas:

  • Trademarks
  • Brand strategies
  • Copyright



  • Monash University (LL.M. (Commercial Law))
  • Monash University (LL.M. (IP))
  • Thammasat University (LL.B.)
  • Admitted to Bar Thailand, 2003


Apiwatt is an acclaimed intellectual property lawyer who champions human creativity, whether it manifests in brands, artistic works, or innovations. His expertise and dedication in the field of IP laws have earned him recognition by ManagingIP as Thailand’s IP Stars in the realm of Trademarks across multiple years.


Currently, Apiwatt is a Partner leading the firm’s trademark prosecution teams, offering comprehensive services to clients worldwide. His leadership and expertise make him a key figure in protecting and advocating for intellectual property rights at both the national and international levels.


At the heart of Apiwatt’s legal practice is a robust trademark prosecution service. He places immense value on effective communication, considering it as crucial as legal expertise. His approach involves a deep understanding of business needs, crafting solutions that are practical, cost-effective, and enable clients to make informed decisions swiftly. Apiwatt’s legal counsel is renowned for being direct, clear, and solution-oriented.


Apiwatt’s proficiency extends beyond Thailand, assisting businesses across various sectors to secure trademark protection globally. He is particularly active in neighboring countries, including Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam, working closely with local associates. His comprehensive understanding of trademark practices allows him to formulate successful brand strategies for Thai businesses in foreign markets. Apiwatt has demonstrated exceptional skill in navigating complex international trademark disputes, successfully reclaiming client brands from trademark squatters in China and Vietnam, among others.


Beyond his law practice, Apiwatt is a committed contributor to the development of IP laws in Thailand. He serves as Vice President of the Intellectual Property Association of Thailand (IPAT). Since 2013, 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 journey in the intellectual property landscape has seen a progressive ascent. After making substantial contributions as a committee member in both the Copyright Committee and Trademark Committee for the Thailand Recognized Group of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), his expertise and dedication led to a pivotal career milestone. In 2023, Apiwatt was appointed as one of the five councilors for the Thailand Recognized Group, a role that marks a significant elevation in his influence within the international IP community. This new position reflects his deep commitment to advancing IP law.

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