Satyapon & Partners
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On Wednesday morning, September 9th, 2020, despite COVID, the Thai Government held its annual Intellectual Property Rights Infringing Goods Destruction ceremony.
We have all been waiting many years for proper protection of trademarks in the Union.
Increasing patent registration activity suggests that patents are an effective tool for providing market advantage to patent owners.
Last Thursday Sept. 12, 2019 the Thai Government held its annual Intellectual Property Rights Infringing Goods Destruction ceremony.
“Lazada” is cooperating with the DIP to solve the issue of counterfeit products on their website after receiving a large number of complaints about counterfeit products
“Lazada” is cooperating with the Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) to solve the counterfeit product issues on their website after customers filed many complaints with the DIP that they bought products and found that the products bore either counterfeited or imitated trademarks.
The first of its kind in Thailand the Thailand Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) was passed into law by National Legislative Assembly on February 28, 2019 and was finally published in the Royal Gazette on Monday, entering into force Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
Trademark registration in Thailand is a little more difficult than you would expect, the conservative Trademark Registrars and Trademark Board often issue disclaimers and outright rejections for marks that leave business operators from other jurisdictions scratching their heads in puzzlement as their mark is globally recognized and registered in many countries around the world.
It is good to see Intellectual Property continuing to be a hot topic in Thailand.
Over the last three years there have been sweeping changes to Intellectual Property Law in Thailand but what does that mean for business?
We are very pleased to inform you that we are starting to see some real progress at the Thai Patent Office. The changes in internal procedures and quadrupling of patent examiners are starting to have an impact.
The amended Copyright Act (No.4) B.E. 2561 (2018) has been officially published in the Royal Gazette and will go into force 120 days from November 11, 2018.
On behalf of our Managing Partner, Satyapon Sachdecha, the partners, Sukhprem Sachdecha, Kritsana Mingtongkhum, and Kritchawat Chainapasak, our associates and staff we wish to humbly thank all our clients, esteemed colleagues, friends and family whose continued support over the years has resulted in our firm taking home the Trademark Firm of the Year Award 2018 from AsiaIP.
The current Thai government continues its relentless pursuit of improving the intellectual property landscape for rights holders in Thailand. On the heels of accession to the Madrid Protocol, amendment of the Trademark Act, and draft amendment of the Patent Act, copyright changes are coming. The Cabinet approved accession to the WIPO Copyright Treaty in its weekly session yesterday. The next stage is review and deliberation before the National Legislative Assembly.
Great news for European Patent holders and companies considering an investment in Cambodia as of March 1st, 2018, for a nominal additional fee of 180 EUR, it will be possible to validate European patent applications and patents in Cambodia.
On Monday, April 23rd, 2018 Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), visited Bangkok, Thailand and met with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to congratulate him on the improvements to intellectual property protection in Thailand, as well as discuss further collaboration between the organization and Thailand.
Roughly a week ago, in the early evening hours, members of the Economic Crime Division of the Royal Thai Police, and the Department of Intellectual Property executed a blitz raid exercising warrants against 5 infringing shops both openly selling, and selling goods in either hidden back rooms or concealed spaces in Bangkok’s infamous Patpong tourist area.
We are very pleased to announce that Satyapon & Partners is the first law firm in Thailand to partner with the Asian Law Students’ Association (ALSA)’s STEP internship program. The Student Trainee Exchange Program offers internship opportunities for Asian law students in foreign jurisdictions.
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced Friday, Dec. 15th, 2017 that the Trump Administration has downgraded Thailand from the Priority Watch List to the Watch List, a triumph for the current government in Thailand who has been heavily pushing reforms to improve trade relations with all Nations through sweeping IP changes in the last few years.
Dear Colleagues, We would like to inform you that on August 7, 2017, the Thai Ministry of Commerce deposited Thailand’s instrument of accession to the
The Thailand Department of Intellectual Property is carrying out a publication consultation on the Patent Act Amendment Bill and Copyright Act Amendment Bill until February 28, 2018.
We are very pleased to inform you that on Friday, March 10, 2017, Satyapon Sachdecha and other members of Satyapon & Partners enforcement team attended the destruction ceremony of IPR infringing goods, which was held at the 11th Infantry Regiment, Royal Thai Army Base in Bangkok.