Region: Thailand

E-commerce platforms team up with brand owners and government to fight online counterfeiting in Thailand

Recent efforts in Thailand provide a prime example of how stakeholders can work together to combat the growing threat of counterfeits online.

12 January 2022

A tasty “no” to Champagne bars

Two recent decisions of the Thai registrar of trademarks represent a major win for the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne and GI owners in general.

15 December 2021

Recovering a trademark after a bad-faith registration: recent decision offers hope to legitimate brand owners

A major problem with first-to-file systems is that bad-faith applicants may be able to obtain a trademark registration before the legitimate brand owner. However, a recent decision by a Thai court shows that there is a solution to this issue.

14 October 2021

Brand enforcement takeaways from Brand Strategy Southeast Asia

This week, IPBC Southeast Asia, hosted by IAM, and WTR’s Brand Strategy Southeast Asia, were hosted simultaneously.

13 October 2021

Online marketplaces in Thailand that should be on counterfeit enforcement radars

In the next instalment in our regular series identifying the digital marketplaces that brand owners should monitor as part of their global anti-counterfeiting efforts, we head to Thailand.

27 September 2021

Domain name disputes in Thailand: how to deal with the pitfalls of the country’s domain registration policy

Domain name disputes sometimes arise between trademark owners and Thai-registered companies that exploit the gaps in Thailand’s current domain registration policy. As demonstrated in a recent dispute, court proceedings are not the only option for mark owners.

23 July 2021

Thailand IP office responds to passport data; USPTO seeks TPAC nominations; Anaqua and Aurora North team up – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a study that finds brands with feminine names may be more appealing, the Latvian IP Office making trademark images available in TMview, and much more.

25 May 2021

Fraud concern as hundreds of applicant passport numbers discoverable online, including TMview

A fraud expert has voiced concern at passport numbers of trademark applicants being published by IP offices around the world, all of which are discoverable on the EUIPO’s TMview search platform.

20 May 2021

Thailand introduces fast-track procedures for trademark examination and renewal

Thailand’s Department of Intellectual Property has introduced fast-track procedures that should enable businesses to implement their IP strategies with fewer delays and obstacles.

30 April 2021

Thailand clarifies approach to examination: Draft Examination Manual released for public comment

In a bid to solve the problems prevalent in the current trademark system, Thailand’s Department of Intellectual Property has published draft amendments to the Trademark Examination Manual.

11 March 2021

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