Following the commitment with the ASEAN Intellectual Property Right Action Plan 2016-2025, the Cabinet has recently approved Thailand’s accession to the Geneva Act (1999) of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (the “Hague Agreement”), which allows applicants to register an industrial design by filing a single application to receive protection in multiple countries that are contracting parties.
In addition, in order to facilitate the accession, the Cabinet has approved the proposed draft amendment of the Patent Act (no. ..) B.E. …. (the “Amended Act”), which will improve the efficiency of patent registration and examination processes, as well as design patent application system, to be consistent with international standards (i.e. Hague Agreement, TRIPs Agreement, Convention on Biological Diversity, and Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing).
The most notable changes are as follows: Read more