Registering Sounds as Trademarks

As part of recent amendments to the Trademark Act B.E. 2534 (A.D. 1991), sounds may be registered as trademarks in Thailand.  While there was a significant lag between enactment of the amendments and the creation of the relevant infrastructure at …

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Protecting Trademarks In Thailand Through the Madrid Protocol

Having to protect trademarks in multiple jurisdictions has historically been a headache for multinationals.  The Madrid Protocol for the International Registration of Marks has made the process easier by allowing applicants to file a single international application and pay a …

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What is the Department of Intellectual Property?

The Department of Intellectual Property (the “DIP”) (in Thai: กรมทรัพย์สินทางปัญญา) is the government agency responsible for intellectual property (IP) matters, from creation to commercialization to protection against and suppression of IP violation to human resource development and to investment. To …

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Are Your IP Assets Giving You a Competitive Advantage in Thailand?

Intellectual property (IP) is increasingly recognized as a valuable, intangible asset that can give companies a competitive edge.  To best harness and exploit IP assets, however, it is essential to first identify the company’s IP assets and protect them appropriately. …

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Intellectual Property Rights

Thailand recognises intellectual property rights and, in general, intellectual property protection legislation is consistent with international practice, although there are local peculiarities. Thailand is a signatory to several international agreements and conventions pertaining to intellectual property rights. Despite this legislative …

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