November 2, 2023   Satyapon & Partners and the firm’s lawyers were honored to receive awards at the 2023 Asia IP Awards event on November 2 in Singapore. The firm was ranked as the 2023 Patent Firm of the Year – Thailand / Tier 1 – Patent Prosecution and Contentious, and Tier 1 Trademark – […]

Thailand – New Trademark Examination Guidelines / Manual

In a major update which will be pleasing for trademark applicants interested in obtaining protection for their brands in Thailand, the Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) has announced the new Trademark Examination Guidelines, which shall be used going forward, to examine distinctiveness of the marks by the Trademark Registrars. The guidelines became effective January 17, […]

Department of Intellectual Property conducts annual destruction ceremony to destroy over 500 million baht worth of infringing goods

On Monday morning, September 13, 2021, the Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) along with the Internal Security of Operations Command (ISOC), the Royal Thai Police, the Customs Department, and the Department of Special Investigations organized its annual destruction ceremony to destroy infringing intellectual property goods worth millions of Thai baht. Due to the massive surge […]


Exciting news for genuine rights owners in Thailand! The Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) has, effective March 1, 2021, implemented Fast Track Trademark Renewals for straight forward renewals. The key points are: The total number of goods and services for the mark must not exceed 30 items No changes can be made, ie) change of […]


The current Thai Patent Act first came into force on September 12, 1979 (B.E. 2522).  It has been amended several times over the years, with the latest amendments carried out in 1999. Amendment is required due to the advancement of technology, emergence of new technologies and also to improve efficiencies in the handling of the […]

Thailand Excluded From Notorious Market List in 2020

Encouraging Signs for IP Right Holders in Early 2021 amid the Covid-19 pandemic! In a heartening news for the IP right holders in Thailand, the recently released 2020 Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy conducted by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has not found any markets in Thailand that […]

2020 Asia IP AWARDS

We are thrilled to announce that Satyapon & Partners has been named Thailand Trademark Firm of the Year 2020, this is the second time in the last three years our firm has been granted this prestigious award by Asia Intellectual Property (Asia IP) Awards, we also won in 2018. This is the 4th year in […]

3 million counterfeit sunglasses seized from multiple locations!

On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, we are very pleased to report that Satyapon & Partners crack team of investigators was called upon by the DSI to join these major raids and perform on the spot verification of the authenticity of over 3 million pairs of name brand eyeglasses seized from the BMC Dao Khanong Cinema, […]

The Legal500

The 2021 Legal500 rankings for Asia Pacific in the category of “Intellectual Property” have been announced and we can, finally, now proudly display the above icon. Our heartiest congratulations to all the other great firms in Thailand that made the cut, or moved up in the rankings. We all work hard every day, and this […]

MOU on Protecting IP rights on the Internet Signed

Yesterday, January 11, 2021 the combined efforts of the Department of Intellectual Property, the Department of Business Development, and Department of International Trade Promotion saw months of hard work come together with the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights on the Internet. This jointly sponsored MOU brought the […]