Thailand: Bill Amending Trademark Act Was Approved by National Legislative Assembly

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Thailand: Bill Amending Trademark Act Was Approved by National Legislative Assembly

The National Legislative Assembly approved a bill amending the trademark act which will enter into force 90 days after the publication in the Royal Gazette.  Some important changes to be noted are:

  • The definition of a trademark will be extended to include “sound marks.”
  • It will now be possible to file multi-class applications. This is necessary to bring Thailand into conformity with the International Registration system under the Madrid Protocol.
  • Period of time allowed to respond to an office action is reduced from 90 days to 60 days.

Credit:  http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/finance/896644/amendment-to-the-trademark-act