MEMO ON TRADEMARK REGISTRATION IN THAILAND
I. REQUIREMENT DOCUMENTS
a. Name, address and nationality of applicant;
b. The country and filing date of the priority application and priority documents if the right of priority is claimed.
c. Notarized Power of Attorney from the applicant;
d. A certified true copy of the applicant’s passport or applicant’s identity card with a simple English translation (If the applicant is individual);
e. The trademark details and clear copy of the logo;
f. The designated class/goods thereof.
NOTE: The signing on behalf of any foreign legal entity must be notarized as to its juristic status, the authority of the signatory and the authenticity of the signature.
II. GENERAL TIME FRAME OF TRADEMARK REGISTRATION IN A SMOOTH CASE
The approximate time from application to registration (for a regular prosecution, without opposition) is 12 to 18 months, assuming that no Office Action is needed.
III. VALIDITY TERM
The duration of the protection of a trademark right is 10 years from the date of registration of the trademark, which is renewable for the same time periods an unlimited number of times.
Request for the renewal of a trademark must be filed within 90 days before the expiration of the current validity term or within 6 months after registration expiration date by paying 20% surcharge. The grace period for late renewal is not stipulated.
After the application is filed, it would take approximately 6 to 8 months before the Trademark Registrar would examine the application.
The Trademark Registrar would check the formality and then examine as to whether or not the trademark is distinctive enough to acquire registration, as to whether or not the trademark is similar to prior registered trademark and as to whether the trademark is contradict to the provision for registration or not and issue official notice of instruction, if any.
If there is no official instruction or the applicant completely complies with official instruction, the application shall be published in the official Trademark Gazette for 90 (ninety) days. If no opposition is made within 90 (ninety) days from the date of publication, the registration of the mark will be mature to registration.
The certificate of registration will be issued to the applicant.
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