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Successful Registration of “DTSWISS” in Thailand just in time for World IP Day Focus on Sports

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.

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AustChamThailand

It is with great pleasure that we announce our newly approved membership at the Australian-Thai Chamber of Commerce, AustCham.

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Thailand’s Accession to the WIPO Copyright Treaty Approved by Cabinet

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.

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IP Improvements in Thailand Recognized by Francis Gurry of WIPO

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.

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Major Raid of Infringing Goods in 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.

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Asian Law Students’ Association

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.

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Thailand Removed from US Priority Watch List for IP

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.

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