Phatthrawat NakaranuruckPartner

Phatthrawat Nakaranuruck is a founding partner of SCL Law Group (formerly known as Chavalit Law Group). He was previously a senior associate and member of the intellectual property and Information Technology Practice Group at International Legal Counsellors Thailand Ltd. (ILCT) (Russin & Vecchi). Prior to that, Phatthrawat was Senior Legal Officer with the Department of Intellectual Property (DIP), Ministry of Commerce in the Legal Affairs and Appeals Division, where he began his legal career after completing his Master of Laws at Duke University in the USA through a Royal Thai Government scholarship.

  • 1995: LLM, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA (Royal Thai Government Scholarship)
  • 1991: LLB, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Phatthrawat Nakaranuruck is an outstanding legal practitioner in the areas of IT, telecommunications and intellectual property laws. Equipped with 15 years of counsel and advocacy experience, he expertly advises multinational, international and domestic corporate clients in both the private and public sectors on legal matters involving intellectual property, particularly: trademarks; copyrights; patents; unfair competition; information technology; and media – including licensing and distributorship agreements, technology transfer transactions and global trademark policy issues.

Phatthrawat was formerly appointed to the Drafting Committee on Trademarks and Geographical Indication Laws, the Drafting Committee on Layout-Design of Integrated Circuits, the Working Group on the Preparation for Implementation of the new Patent and Trademarks Act, and the Working Group on the WTO’s New Round of Trade Negotiations. In addition, he represented the Royal Thai Government in various international negotiations and conferences at a myriad of venues, such as the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). Furthermore, Phattrawat Nakaranuruck served as a member of the working group on the Study of Laws for the Promotion of the Basic Legal Framework Committee, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology.

Over the years, Phatthrawat also has extensive experience in IP and IT litigation as well as arbitration, on several high profile matters.

Phatthrawat is a guest lecturer and speaker on business and information law at various forums and state agencies, including the Office of the Courts of Justice, the Department of Export Promotion, the Department of Intellectual Property, NECTEC, Bank of Thailand and SET.

He is also a regular special lecturer at various universities.

  • Thai Bar Association
  • Lawyers Council of Thailand
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
  • Asean Intellectual Property Association (ASEAN-IPA)
  • Intellectual Property Association of Thailand (IPAT)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property