Region: Thailand

First virtual broadcast of counterfeit goods destruction ceremony

Destruction ceremonies are important tools in deterring bad-faith actors from becoming players in the counterfeit goods trade, and making such ceremonies available to watch online could become common practice in the future.

10 December 2020

Surge in counterfeit imports into Southeast Asia: crucial customs strategies for brand owners

Exports of counterfeit goods from China are increasingly heading to Southeast Asia. This guest analysis explores the strategies that rights holders should employ.

04 November 2020

Enforcement data reveals destination shift for counterfeits originating in China

The true scope of the illicit trade of fake goods is hard to define, but analysis by Rouse indicates that Southeast Asia is a fast-rising hotspot.

07 August 2020

International trademark registration under the Madrid System in Thailand: practical points for brand owners

With the Madrid System now in its third year in Thailand, this update identifies the practical points for brand owners to consider when deciding which channel – the Madrid System or the direct national route – is the most efficient.

01 July 2020

Franchisors take note: new standards for franchise businesses under trade competition law

A notification issued by the Thai Trade Competition Board with the aim of preventing unfair trade practices in the franchising sector came into force on 4 February 2020.

03 March 2020

A year in review: trademark experts in Asia-Pacific reveal their expectations for 2020

With the Summer Olympics taking place in Tokyo and the protection for geographical indications on the horizon in Russia, we head east to determine what experts in Asia and Oceania have learned from 2019 and how brand owners in these jurisdictions can best prepare for the next 12 months.

19 December 2019

Seven counterfeit hotspots in Thailand that brand owners need to know about

Featured in Physical marketplace counterfeit hotspots

In the next edition of our series on physical marketplaces across the world that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods, we head to Thailand.

14 November 2019

KIPO’s crackdown on Korean copycats and what it means for foreign brands

A Korean government crackdown on alleged copycat brands has seen two businesses have offices shut down, and product seizures in shops operating overseas. WTR consulted Korean practitioners to ascertain how foreign brands need to adapt to stay safe of the campaign.

04 November 2019

Trademarks and Thailand’s new medicinal cannabis sector

Under the new Thai regime for medicinal cannabis, it appears that applications for goods related to cannabis for medical purposes are proving acceptable, while those made up of words or images relating to cannabis are not.

05 September 2019

Changes to Thailand's trademark registration practices - what mark owners need to know

Minor and sometimes undisclosed changes in the practice of Thailand's Trademark Office have recently been revealed. These changes should be closely monitored as they can have a substantial effect on applicants and the trademark registration process generally.

11 July 2019

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