Thad Chaloemtiarana Partner
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Harvard Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1996; Technical Editor, Harvard International Law Journal)
Pennsylvania State University (B.A., with highest distinction and honors, 1993; Phi Beta Kappa)

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Thad Chaloemtiarana

"Thad listens with genuine interest and an intense focus on his clients’ needs before taking actions to appropriately mitigate risk and build asset value, employing strategies that optimise benefit for any given budget. He is an outstanding mentor with an amazing work ethic and really invests in relationships both with his patrons and his peers."

World Trademark Review, 2022

''Thad Chaloemtiarana acquits himself superbly on contentious engagements but also doubles as a percipient adviser. ''

World Trademark Review, 2018

''When internet issues crop up, first port of call; he has an encyclopaedic knowledge of domain name and IT law.''

World Trademark Review, 2016

Thad Chaloemtiarana has focused his entire career on trademark, unfair competition, copyright and information technology matters. His experience includes both federal court litigation and transaction work, including negotiation and licensing of all kinds of intellectual property rights in a wide variety of areas. He manages, prosecutes and enforces the worldwide trademark portfolios for several international companies.

Thad has litigated cases involving trademark and trade dress infringement, counterfeiting, false advertising and unfair competition, dilution, unauthorized importation of grey market goods, copyright infringement, breach of contract, and domain name cybersquatting. He also has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating many types of transactions, including technology development, integration and licensing agreements; website development and hosting agreements; on-line content and branding agreements; and trademark license, manufacturing and distribution agreements.

Thad currently serves as Chair Elect for the American Bar Association’s Section of Intellectual Property Law–the largest intellectual property association in the world.  As Section Chair Elect, and in his prior positions as Membership Officer and a member of Council, Thad is responsible for establishing the public policies and positions of the Section. For many years, Thad was an Adjunct Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Northwestern University School of Law, where he taught a class on Trademarks and Unfair Competition Law.