Wednesday, April 24 2024   \  Published by Tilleke & Gibbins .

Enhancing the Efficiency of Court Proceedings in Thai Trademark Disputes

Enhancing the Efficiency of Court Proceedings in Thai Trademark Disputes

Trademark disputes in Thailand have undergone a significant transformation with the recent implementation of streamlined procedures aimed at expediting legal proceedings. This article explores the traditional process for resolving noncomplex trademark cases and introduces the latest regulatory amendments designed to enhance efficiency within the Thai legal framework.

Traditional Process Overview

The trademark registration process in Thailand involves several steps, including filing, examination, and granting registration. If the trademark registrar rejects an application on substantive grounds, applicants can appeal to the Board of Trademarks. If the board upholds the registrar’s decision, applicants can then pursue a civil suit with the Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court (IP&IT Court) to revoke the trademark registrar’s and the board’s orders. Read more

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