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Intellectual property in Thailand

Intellectual Property

National Organisations
The institution responsible for the registration and protection of industrial property is the Trade Department in the Ministry of Commerce. Information on the regulation body, the Department of Intellectual Property, can be found on its website.
Regional Organisations
Thailand has signed the ASEAN Framework Agreement on Intellectual Property Cooperation.
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
 Patent Act (No.3) B.E.2542 (1999)
20 years Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Trademark Act B.E. 2534 (2000)
10 years renewable
Patent Act B.E. 2522 (1979), as amended by Patent Act (No. 2) B.E. 2535 (1992) and Patent Act (No. 3) B.E. 2542 (1999)
10 years  
Copyright Act B.E.2537 (1994), as last amended in 2015 (B.E.2558)
50 years Berne convention For the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Industrial Models
Patent Act BE 2522 (1999)
10 years  

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