Nuttachai Unaratana
Principal and Head of Thailand Trade Marks Group

Nuttachai is a Local Partner at Rouse Thailand, Head of Thailand Trade Marks Group and a Principal of the Rouse Network

Nuttachai is a local partner at Rouse Thailand, Head of the Thailand Trade Marks Group and a Principal of the Rouse Network. He advises clients on trade marks, including contentious and non-contentious matters. His work also includes advising clients on trade marks in foreign countries.

Before joining Rouse, Nuttachai had experience advising clients on IP-related matters including trade marks, patent and copyright. Major cases he handled include advising a leading Thai energy drink manufacturer on trade mark prosecution and litigation matters in over 160 countries. He represented one of Thailand's largest hypermarket operators on registration and protection of trade mark in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia and the Philippines. He has also advised a US developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics on patent application for genetic modifications and procedures in Thailand.

Professional qualifications

  • LL.M. (Intellectual Property Law), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (2005)

  • LL.B., Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand (2004)

  • Thai qualified lawyer

  • Registered as a Notary Services Attorney


  • WTR 1000, 2016: Ranked Silver for Prosecution and Strategy

  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific Rankings 2015: Listed as a 'Recommended Individual'

Professional memberships

  • Thai Bar Association

  • Lawyers Council of Thailand

  • Intellectual Property Association of Thailand

  • Innovation and Intellectual Property Association

  • Asian Patent Attorneys Association

  • Australian-Thai Chamber of Commerce

Personal interests