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 major online platforms operating in Thailand, Lazada, Shopee and JD Central, to the table with every prominent intellectual property law firm in the Kingdom, and the genuine rights holders they represent, to reach a consensus on commitment to further crackdown on online infringement on the platforms.
The MOU calls for greater cooperation and self-policing by the signing online platforms to hold themselves more acountable for illegal activity on their websites.
It is the hope of all parties concerned that this will pave the way to reducing the amount of infringing goods found on the platforms, and facilitate prosecution of those found to be using the sites to sell illegal goods.
Our Managing Partner, Satyapon Sachdecha, as a leading member of the IP community in Thailand, was on hand for the signing.