South-East Asia IPR Basics Series: Design Rights Protection in Thailand

Following on from our last IPR Basics post, today we’d like to talk about protection for design rights in Thailand.

Design rights, otherwise referred to as ‘design patents’ protect the distinctive shape, pattern, or colour (or combination of these elements) of a given product. Protection does not usually last as long as for true ‘invention’ or ‘utility model’ patents, however the protection given can still represent a significant commercial advantage to rights holders.

In this article, we look at the core protection available for rights holders, as well as registration procedures and enforcement options in South-East Asia’s second largest economy.

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As always, if you like this article and have more questions regarding design rights or any other IPRs in Thailand, or South-East Asia generally, feel free to take a look at the materials on our website, or get in touch with an expert today!

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South-East Asia IPR Basics Series: Using Customs Controls In Vietnam

dreamstime_m_24720610Our final article for the Vietnam series covers how SMEs can work with Vietnamese authorities to use customs controls as an effective tool against infringement.

Customs can provide a last line of defence against infringement, stopping existing infringing goods from leaving or entering a country. This brief article gives an overview of Vietnam’s existing customs controls and gives some advice on how SMEs can work with the authorities to prevent the spread of infringing goods.

If, after reading you still feel all at sea, just get in touch with our experts and they’ll put you back on track!

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