Thailand: New Deputy Director Joins Tilleke & Gibbins International Ltd
Last Updated: 5 February 2002

Edward J. Kelly, has recently joined Tilleke & Gibbins International Ltd., the oldest and one of the largest independent law firms in Thailand, as Deputy Director of the Intellectual Property Division, with primary responsibilities in the area of IP Enforcement. Ed is a graduate of Duke University and the Boston University School of Law. He obtained an LLM in International Law (focusing on IP law) while studying under Dr. Sompong Sucharitkul (the former Ambassador of Thailand) at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California, and has completed coursework in comparative (Thai/US) intellectual property law at a joint program sponsored by Chulalongkorn University and Golden Gate University in Thailand. He has also completed post-graduate coursework in intellectual property law at the University of San Diego. Mr. Kelly was formerly a partner with a New York litigation firm and has ten years of trial litigation experience, with over thirty jury trial verdicts. He has also served as the Director of the Contracts, Licensing and Exports Department for the global communications technology supplier, Harris Corporation in Bangkok Thailand and Redwood Shores, California. Mr. Kelly is admitted to practice law in both New York and California and is an active member of the American Bar Association's International Intellectual Property Rights Committee and Southeast Asia Law Committee, the Computer Law Association, the Anti-Counterfeiting Group and the American Chamber of Commerce (Thailand) IPR Committee.

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