Thailand’s Copyright Act is officially in effect since August 23, 2022. This amendment to the Copyright Act of Thailand is expected to have tremendous impacts on the protection of works as well as the rights of authors, and creators of the protected works within Thailand’s jurisdiction.
One of the most important changes in the Copyright Act of Thailand is the update on the legislation in relations to the current counterfeiting market in this country.
Thailand is one of the most crowded [...]
The Thai Department of Intellectual Property (“DIP”) has announced new filing fees notice on 8 August 2022 (“Announcement”) with immediate effect to be in compliance with the fees imposed by the International Searching Authorities (“ISA”) and current exchange rate.
New PCT International Application Filing Fees
The Announcement’s main points are as follows:
The International Application Filing Fees including International Filing Fee, Search Fee, and Transmittal Fee for the Thai Receiving Office (“RO”) are updated as per the attached Annex.
The late payment fee, [...]
China is one of the biggest counterfeiting markets in the entire world. Fake, copycat products from China are spread throughout the world. However, in the South East Asia region respectively, the status of counterfeiting is ranting uncontrollably, creating heavy damage to the producers as well as consumers in the country. In this article, we will give a brief guide on how to deal with IP counterfeiting from China to the South East Asia region.
In a report by Europol, by [...]
Thailand’s Department of Intellectual Property (“DIP”) released its finalized trade mark Examination Manual (“Examination Manual”) on January 17, 2022. The final Examination Manual is an improvement over the prior Manuals and Draft.
The Examination Manual gives examiners guidance for trade mark examination in areas where the Trademark Act leaves it up to them. Since January 17, 2022, all trade mark applications, including those filed prior to that date, have been examined using the new Examination Manual.
The final Examination Manual is [...]
Champagne has always been one of the most favored drinks in the history of mankind. However, not all things that are too famous and good are ‘good’. As the decisions relating to the IP conflicts of champagne have come to a close, we now take a closer look at the keynotes learned from the “Champagne” trademark battle.
In the IP field, when something is too famous, there will be many parties that like to use that famous in order to [...]
As the world develops, there is also the need to amend the current regulations that might not too suitable for the developing world. Within the IP world in Thailand, there is currently a problem with some of the plants that are not compatible with the law of this country, specifically hemp and cannabis and its products.
Cannabis and hemp have been forbidden in many countries due to their lethal products and their effect on society.
However, in Thailand, from 2019 until [...]
Personal data protection is one of Thailand’s major focuses in recent times. Accordingly, this country has set out many new regulations as well as practical solutions to protect its citizen’s personal data. This also means the complete eradicate of any factors or problems that damages or can cause harm to personal data. One of the problems with data privacy regulations in Thailand is about the Data Controller and/or Data Processor that will likely be resolved in the upcoming update [...]
The term Intellectual Property (IP) refers to inventions of the human creative mind such as , literary and artistic works; inventions; designs; and commercial symbols, names, and pictures. Despite the fact that intellectual property is a tremendous tool for economic development and wealth generation, it is not being utilized to its full potential in all nations. Intellectual property has always played an important role in the globalization of social, economic, and cultural development. Building a robust intellectual property portfolio is [...]
A video game’s title is perhaps one of the most valuable assets a game developer owns. When a game title is registered as a trademark, it gives the owner exclusive rights to the title and prevents others from using it for their own games, goods, or services. However, whether a game title is descriptive of the computer game is a question that has arisen periodically in Thailand in connection with trademark applications for video game titles.
According to current practice, [...]
On September 14, 2021, INTA’s Unfair Competition Committee (UCC), Policy Subcommittee voted to approve a Board Resolution, prohibit various forms of unfair competition even though the national statutes or governing laws are diverse in nature.
Specifically, the data in the Unfair Competition Quick Guide covers 24 countries, including those in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Sponsored by INTA’s Unfair Competition Committee (UCC) —Policy Subcommittee, the resolution focuses largely on obligations contained in the TRIPS Agreement and is a [...]
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