Justice Vichai Ariyanuntaka
Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court of Thailand
Vichai Ariyanuntaka is a Senior Judge of Thailand’s Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court, the court with exclusive jurisdiction in IPRs and international trade disputes in the country. Judge Vichai received his basic legal education and training in Thailand and the UK where he qualified as a Barrister-at-Law in both jurisdictions. Chulalongkorn, Aberystwyth and the London School of Economics are the universities that he is proud to be associated with in his student’s days. His practice as a judge and administrator at some points in the career includes arbitration, intellectual property and commercial disputes. Some of the positions held were Chief Judge of the Central Labour Court, Secretary-General to the President of the Supreme Court and Secretary-General of the Asean Law Association, an Asean-wide law association of judges, attorneys and legal practitioners. He was appointed Professor of Law at Thammasat University and spends part time teaching at various legal institutions including the Thai Bar.