If a trademark application is filed with the Trademark Office (TMO) of Thailand’s Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) after January 1, 2022, it will be eligible for the First Action Fast Track (FAFT) inspection procedure if the filing conditions are met.
Within six months of the applicant’s filing date, the TMO will issue the first office action order for the application subject to the FAFT examination procedure.
Before the TMO issues the first office action order for a trademark application that is not qualified for the FAFT examination procedure, it may take more than six months from the filing date.
FAFT Filing Requirements:
- There must be more than 50 products or services included in the application.
- The application’s product or service requirements must adhere to the DIP’s specified product and service requirements as listed on its website (https://tmsearch.ipthailand.go.th). Read more