South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk

Updates on Thailand's Trade mark Registration Practices

The current version of Thailand’s Trade mark Act came into force on July 28, 2016. The most recent amendments to the trade mark laws introduced multiple-class filings, registration of international trade marks, new methods to calculate official fees, and the acceptance of sound marks. What did not change were the formality requirements and the general examination practices of the Thai Trade mark Office. Nevertheless, we have recently come across certain issues that require increased scrutiny from trade mark owners.

Full story by Kasama Sriwatanakul of Tilleke & Gibbins: