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Thailand collaborates with Sri Lanka on IP matters, Thailand collaborates with Sri Lanka, Thailand collaborates on IP matters,

Thailand collaborates with Sri Lanka on IP matters

On March 28, 2024, Sri Lanka and Thailand signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) aimed at boosting economic opportunities amid Sri Lanka’s worst financial crisis in decades. The agreement, which covers aspects such as Trade in Goods, Investment, Customs Procedures, and Intellectual Property Rights, is seen as a critical step towards economic recovery for Sri Lanka. A statement from the Sri Lankan media department highlighted the FTA’s goal to enhance market opportunities. The agreement is part of Sri Lanka’s broader [...]

Thailand strengthens copyright protection through MOU with 30 copyright owners, Thailand strengthens copyright protection through MOU , copyright protection through MOU with 30 copyright owners,

Thailand strengthens copyright protection through MOU with 30 copyright owners

The Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) in Thailand, led by Director-General Vuttikrai Leewiraphan, has recently unveiled a memorandum of agreement (MOU) involving 30 copyright owners and three prominent online marketplaces—Lazada, Shopee, and TikTok Shop. This collaborative effort aims to intensify the fight against piracy and counterfeit goods in Thailand. Additionally, the DIP is actively engaged with Facebook to develop technologies capable of detecting and removing counterfeit products to address copyright concerns. These measures are expected to enhance the country’s competitiveness and [...]

Thailand plans to obtain more UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage besides Songkran, Thailand plans to obtain more UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage , UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage ,

Thailand plans to obtain more UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage besides Songkran

Thailand recently concluded the Maha Songkran World Water Festival 2024, also known as the Songkran Festival, with vibrant cultural displays, grand processions, and historical performances celebrating the country’s rich heritage. Tourism and Sports Minister Sudawan Wangsuphakijkosol highlighted the festival’s significance as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage event, inviting people from around the globe to join in the festivities. The festival showcased traditions from 16 provinces, captivating visitors with its colorful processions. Thailand now aims to designate Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen, Chon [...]

The procedure of trademark renewal in Thailand, procedure of trademark renewal in Thailand, trademark renewal in Thailand, Thailand trademark renewal

The procedure of trademark renewal in Thailand

A trademark registration is valid for 10 years from the date of application. Since the Thai Trademark Act (No.3) came into force on July 28, 2016, renewal applications must be submitted during the 90-day period before the expiration date. The trademark may be renewed an indefinite number of times. The New Act provides for a grace period of six months after the expiration date. The grace period cost is 20% in addition to the normal official fee. While no declaration or [...]

Thailand is set to register Phuket’s famous 7-colour lobster as geographical indication

Thailand is set to register Phuket’s famous 7-colour lobster as geographical indication

Vuttikrai Leewiraphan, Department of Intellectual Property (DIP)’s director-general, recently disclosed that officials have visited the southern island province to observe the cultivation of the seven-colour lobster and gather information from local businesses. In line with the government’s soft power policy and to further enhance tourism and the local economy, the DIP aims to register this distinctive crustacean, which has become a sought-after delicacy among visitors frequenting Phuket eateries, as the country’s latest GI product. Leewiraphan stated, “Phuket is Thailand’s foremost tourism [...]

Thailand's Copyright Act is officially in effect, Thailand's Copyright Act , Thailand's Copyright Act is in effect,

Thailand’s Copyright Act is officially in effect

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 [...]

New PCT International Application Filing Fees in Thailand

New PCT International Application Filing Fees in Thailand

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, [...]

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Guide on how to deal with IP counterfeiting from China to the Southeast Asia region

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 finalizes new Trademark Examination Manual, new Trademark Examination Manual of Thailand, Trademark Examination Manual of Thailand, new Trademark Examination Manual

Thailand finalizes new Trademark Examination Manual

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 [...]

Keynotes learned from the Champagne trademark battle, Champagne trademark battle, IP battle of champagne, Champagne legal problem

Keynotes learned from the “Champagne” trademark battle

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 [...]

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