World Trademark Review 1000 2021

The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals - a unique guide that identifies the top trademark professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.

Thailand

Given Thailand’s position as a hot spot for businesses looking to expand into the wider Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region and the fact that local government departments have stayed open throughout the pandemic, IP practitioners have remained busy. The Thailand Department of Intellectual Property acted early on to...

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Given Thailand’s position as a hot spot for businesses looking to expand into the wider Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region and the fact that local government departments have stayed open throughout the pandemic, IP practitioners have remained busy. The Thailand Department of Intellectual Property acted early on to relieve some of the pressure on businesses: anyone directly affected by covid-19 has been able to take advantage of a grace period applying to all IP prosecution process deadlines. With the situation driving firms to get creative, some have been exploring new options, with more and more now taking the leap and going digital – although an uptick in online enforcement matters is the unfortunate result of infringers doing the same. With regard to the Madrid Protocol, office actions are now rolling in while details are still being ironed out by the Trademark Office in an effort to further standardise examinations.

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