We have great news for all local brand owners. The much awaited entry into Madrid Protocol by Thailand has taken place. On 7th August 2017, the Director General of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has officially announced the use of Madrid Protocol to register their trademarks in all 115 countries, starting 7th November 2017 onwards.
Not only that the Madrid System reduces the time taken to file a trademark, but it also simplifies the entire process with a single international application and one set of fees when registering products or services in Thailand, or worldwide. However, that the decision as to whether or not an applied mark is registrable in Thailand will still be based on the Thai Trademark Act, as amended since 28th July 2016.
KASS International is here to help with both local and foreign clients who are looking into expanding their businesses, services or products in Thailand via the Madrid Protocol System.
Thailand becomes the 99th member of the Madrid system and the latest country in ASEAN to join. The six other ASEAN countries that already joined the Madrid Protocol are Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam. Learn more about the Madrid Protocol here
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