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Intellectual Property Rights in Thailand

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Thailand became the 142nd country to ratify the Patent Cooperation Treaty. This makes life very simple when obtaining a patent as one filed in Thailand is now applicable worldwide. This was not the case before.

Thailand’s membership to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property took place on December 24th, 2009. The question now on most inventors minds is the following – what does it entail and how does it simplify the process globally:

  1. You now only file with the Department of Intellectual Property in Thailand and it is valid in all PCT countries;
  2. Costs are reduced as before you had to file a patent in Thailand and the US and EU. That has been made away with;
  3. Database searches are also now international and not local only;
  4. The process is now faster and streamlined;

Certain changes still need to be made this year with regards to the role and fees of the Ministerial Regulation No. 21 B.E. 2542. These will take effect this year and will place Thailand into the international arena. If you have any questions with regards to Intellectual Property law in Thailand, contact any of our office in Thailand. Our offices in Thailand are located in Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, and Pattaya. You can contact any of our offices below.

Bangkok Law Office
Interchange 21 Building, 23rd Floor,
399 Sukhumvit Road, North Klongtoey,
Wattana, Bangkok 10110
Tel: 02-259-8100

Phuket Law Office
123/27-28 Moo 5, Bangtao Place
T. Cherngtalay, A. Thalang,
Phuket 83110, Thailand
Tel: 07-632-6322 / 091-8212-329

Pattaya Law Office
124/80 Moo 10 Nongprue,
Banglamung, Chonburi 20150
Tel: 03-300-8830

Chiang Mai Law Office
Curve Mall 2nd/F Room C219-C220,
215/2 Chang Klan Road,
Muang, Chiang Mai 50100
Tel: 05-381-8306 / 05-382-0619
 

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