Kumu Handa

Thailand Office

Profile and Expertise

Kumu has many years of experience working in Trademark Law with some experience in Patent matters in Thailand. She has advised and processed registration matters for numerous multinational companies and international brand names. Her strengths are in understanding the interpretations of the law and working with lawyers to communicate and advise clients on IP, commercial and corporate matters. She is well versed in IP, Real Estate, Company Formation and Family Law.


Practice Areas
● Intellectual Property - specialising in Thai Trademark Law - Analysing registrability of trademarks, Oppositions and Appeals, Trademark Licensing, Interpreting and reporting on decisions and rulings by the Department of Intellectual Property, Thailand
● Case Management - Supporting legal team with Company Formation in Thailand, BOI and IEAT matters, Employment and Labour, Real Estate, Contract Preparation and Structuring, Preparation of Wills, Conducting Legal Research on Legal Position
● Legal Correspondence - confirming language and meaning in legal correspondence, legal reports and notices, depositions, contracts, articles and publications - English/Thai
● Translating (multilingual) - Eng/Thai/Malay - legal documents for international use in arbitration and litigation
● Interpreting legal documents for analysis and action, research, publishing
● Liaising, Communications and Marketing

● Former Legal Correspondent (Thai Trademark Law) and Language Consultant, Intellectual Property Law Firm, Domnern Somkiat and Boonma, Bangkok, Thailand
● Former Lecturer Assumption University, ABAC, Bangkok, Thailand
● Former Lecturer, RELC Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization, Singapore
● Copywriter/Proofreader, Business in Thailand Magazine


RELC, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization, Singapore
M.A. English Literature University of Kent, Canterbury
B.A. (HONS) English Language and Literature


English, Thai, Malay, Hindi, Bengali, Spanish (basic)