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Registering a Trademark in Thailand

Registering a trademark in Thailand

 If you are setting up business and you are taking it seriously then applying for a trademark to protect your branding is essential.

Lawyers for Expats Thailand will offer this service as part of your consultation for setting up the company together with other options and ideas to protect you and your business.

Our business team has many years of experience in company formation and offering business solutions.

Whether you are a small or mid-sized company or a larger corporation we have the experience and knowledge to assist in many areas.

Registering a trademark protects your branding and sets you apart from your competitors.

Registering a trademark in Thailand provides legal protection against counterfeiting and infringement of your intellectual property. A registered trademark greatly strengthens your ability to enforce your rights, as well as ensuring that you are not unknowingly infringing on a trademark held by another.

Registering a trademark in Thailand.

Although Thai law recognizes foreign trademarks, they provide limited protection. Thailand is not closely bound by international conventions or treaties providing reciprocal enforcement with regard to trademarks. Only by registering a Thai trademark can you truly be assured of protection. Whilst this process can be lengthy, the good news is that your trademark is protected from the day the application is submitted.

An applicant for a trademark must have a fixed place of business in Thailand. Non-resident applicants can only register a trademark by appointing an agent who is a Thai resident and granting them a power of attorney. Trademark applications must also be completed in Thai language.

Before Lawyers for Expats Thailand submit your application, we must first perform a trademark search to ensure that a similar Trademark has not already been registered.

In order to be able to register the trademark, an official form has to be completed in Thai and filed with the Department of Intellectual Property. A sample of the trademark must be attached, and the address of the applicant in Thailand should be provided. If the applicant is not domiciled in Thailand, the business office or premises will be considered as the domicile. A duly filed application will be published in the Trademark Gazette for 90 days. If no one files an objection within that period of time, the trademark will be registered and the payment of the registration fee will be due.

Required documents.

For the application, we would require the following information/documents from you:

A logo of the trademark in the exact color

A copy of the company affidavit of the applicant (if based abroad) and an original set of the company affidavit in case the applicant is a Thai company

Signed passport copy of the authorized director(s)

A signed power of attorney (should be notarized if signed from abroad)

Thailand trademark classes.

Thailand has implemented classification manuals in line with the 10th edition of the Nice Classification system. There are 34 different classifications of goods and eight different classifications of services. If a trademark is intended for more than one class, a separate application is required for each classification.

Class 1   Chemicals used in industry, science and photography, as well as in agriculture, horticulture and forestry; unprocessed artificial resins, unprocessed plastics; manure; fire extinguishing compositions; tempering and soldering preparations; chemical substances for preserving foodstuffs; tanning substances; adhesives used in industry.

Class 2   Paints, varnishes, lacquers; preservatives against rust and against deterioration of wood; colorants; mordents; raw natural resins; metals in foil and powder form for painters, decorators, printers and artists.

Class 3   Bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use; cleaning, polishing, scouring and abrasive preparations; soaps; perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics, hair lotions; dentifrice.

Class 4   Industrial oils and greases; lubricants; dust absorbing, wetting and binding compositions; fuels (including motor spirit) and illuminants; candles, wicks.

Class 5   Pharmaceutical, veterinary and sanitary preparations; dietetic substances adapted for medical use, food for babies; plasters, materials for dressings; material for stopping teeth, dental wax; disinfectants; preparations for destroying vermin; fungicides, herbicides.

Class 6   Common metals and their alloys; metal building materials; transportable buildings of metal; materials of metal for railway tracks; non-electric cables and wires of common metal; ironmonger, small items of metal hardware; pipes and tubes of metal; safes; goods of common metal not included in other classes; ores.

Class 7   Machines and machine tools; motors (except for land vehicles); machine coupling and transmission components (except for land vehicles); agricultural implements (other than hand-operated); incubators for eggs.

Class 8   Hand tools and implements (hand-operated); cutlery; fork and spoon; side arms; razors.

Class 9   Scientific, nautical, surveying, electric, photographic, cinematography, optical, weighing, measuring, signaling, checking (supervision), life-saving and teaching apparatus and instruments; apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of images or sound; magnetic data carriers, recording discs; automatic mechanisms machines; coin-operated apparatus; cash registers, calculating machines, data processing equipment; fire-extinguishing apparatus.

Class 10  Surgical, medical, dental and veterinary apparatus and instruments, artificial limbs, eyes and teeth; things used in physical therapy; orthopedic articles; suture materials.

Class 11 Apparatus for lighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying, ventilating, water supply and sanitary purposes.

Class 12 Vehicles; apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water.

Class 13 Firearms; ammunition and projectiles; explosives; fireworks.

Class 14               Precious metals and their alloys and goods in precious metals or coated therewith, not included in other classes; jewelry, precious stones; timekeeping and chronometrical instruments.

Class 15 Musical instruments.

Class 16                Paper, cardboard and goods made from these materials, not included in other classes; printed matter; bookbinding material; photographs; stationery; adhesives for stationery or household purposes; artists’ materials; paint brushes; typewriters and office requisites (except furniture); instructional and teaching material (except apparatus); plastic materials for packaging (not included in other classes); playing cards; printers’ type; printing blocks.

Class 17               Rubber, gutta-percha, gum, asbestos, mica and goods made from these materials and not included in other classes; plastics in extruded form for use in manufacture; packing, stopping and insulating materials; nonmetallic flexible pipes.

Class 18               Leather and imitations of leather, and goods made of these materials and not included in other classes; animal skins; trunks and travelling bags; umbrellas, parasols and walking sticks; whips, harness and saddler.

Class 19  Building materials (non-metallic); non-metallic rigid pipes for building; asphalt, pitch and bitumen; non-metallic transportable buildings; non-metallic monuments.

Class 20 

 Furniture, mirrors, picture frames; goods (not included in other classes) of wood, cork, reed, cane, wicker, horn, bone, ivory, whalebone, shell, amber, mother-of-pearl, meerschaum and substitutes for all these materials, or of plastics.

Class 21               Household utensils and containers (not of precious metal or coated therewith); combs and sponges; brushes (except paint brushes); brush-making materials; articles for cleaning purposes; steel wool for polish or rub glass (except glass used in building); glassware, porcelain and earthenware not included in other classes.

Class 22               Ropes, string, nets, tents, awnings, tarpaulins, sails, sacks and bags (not included in other classes); padding and stuffing materials (except of rubber or plastics); raw fibrous textile materials.

Class 23               Yarns and threads, for textile use.

Class 24               Textiles and textile goods, not included in other classes; bed and table cover.

Class 25 Clothing, footwear, headgear.

Class 26               Lace and embroidery, ribbons and braid; buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles; artificial flowers.

Class 27               Carpets, rugs, mats and matting, linoleum and other materials for covering existing floors; wall hangings (non-textile).

Class 28               Games and playthings; gymnastic and sporting articles not included in other classes; decorations for Christmas trees.

Class 29  Meat, fish, poultry and game; meat extracts; preserved, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jellies, jams; eggs, milk and milk products; edible oils and fats, salad seasoned sauces, preserved food.

Class 30               Coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar, rice, tapioca, sago, artificial coffee; flour and preparations made from cereals, bread, pastry and confectionery, ice cream; honey, treacle; yeast, baking-powder; salt, mustard; vinegar, (excepted salad seasoned sauces); spices; ice.

Class 31  Agricultural, horticultural and forestry products and grains not included in other classes; live animals; fresh fruits and vegetables; seeds, natural plants and flowers; foodstuffs for animals, barley and malt.

Class 32               Beers; mineral and aerated waters and other non-alcoholic drinks; fruit flavor drinks and fruit juices; syrups and other preparations for making beverages.

Class 33               Alcoholic beverages (except beers).

Class 34  Tobacco; smokers’ articles; matches.

Class 35  Advertising and business.

Class 36               Insurance and financial affairs, real estate business.

Class 37               Building construction; repair; installation services.

Class 38  Telecommunications.

Class 39  Transport and storage of goods.

Class 40               Treatment of materials.

Class 41  Education and entertainment.

Class 42               Scientific and technological services, including research and design related to industrial research arid analysis services; designing and development of computer and computer program; legal services.

Class 43                Services in relation to provision of foods and drinks; arrangement of temporary accommodation.

Class 44  Medical treatment services; veterinary services; human’s or animal’s beauty and sanitation maintenance; agricultural services; gardening and forestry.

Class 45 

 General services according to the objectives of persons and society; security; service.

If you are setting up business in Thailand then contact us for a free consultation

Brian Ramsden our General Manager of Foreign Affairs is available to assist and guide you and arrange a convenient time to meet.

Tel +6695658038 WhatsApp & Line

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