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Brand and Trademark Protection

IDG offer a full range of legal services for the registration, protection, commercialization,
and enforcement of intellectual property and brand assets.

Trademark Registration In Thailand And Over 120 Foreign Countries

  • Professional Certified Attorney and over hundreds of partnered firms and attorneys to handle foreigner cases
  • Trademark Search by Experienced Agent
  • Legal Opinion on Availability and Success of Your Trademark registration
  • Effectively respond to Office Action
  • Renewal and Assignment
  • IP specialists ready to answer all your questions throughout the application process

Trademark Registration Through Madrid System

  • Extending protection to new territories up to 120 countries.
  • Handle by professional Attorney with years of experience with Madrid application
  • Trademark Search by Experienced Agent
  • Legal Opinion on Availability and Success of Your Trademark registration
  • Effectively respond to Office Action
  • Renewal and Assignment
  • IP specialists ready to answer all your questions throughout the application process

Copyright


  • All work receives a digital certificate with reference number
  • Free Affidavit (in event of court action)
  • Copyright usually lasts for the life of the author + 50 more years
  • Register via WIPO PROOF – Trusted Digital Evidence to provides a date – and time-stamped digital fingerprint of any file.
  • IP specialists ready to answer all your questions throughout the application process

Legal Business
Advisory

  • Free IP consultation Services
  • Contact/legal document Drafting
  • Enforcement of right and Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property management
  • Company secretary
  • Legal Analytics
  • Global Brand Monitoring

Recording Your Trademark Registration With Customs And Border Protection

The recordation process is a tool to protect intellectual property rights at the border.

Some imported goods bear trademarks that are counterfeits or infringing of registered trademarks. The importation of such goods threatens the economy, in some cases, the health and safety of consumers.

If your business’s products are likely targets for international counterfeiters, consider applying to record your trademark registration with Customs and Border Protection.

Recording your trademark registration helps Customs detain and seize imported goods if they violate your recorded trademark.

Why is it important to register trademark in Thailand?

• Trademark is a valuable intangible asset that grows over time. Once you have registered the trademark, No one else can register again or to use it without your permission. With limited numbers of word combination that can be registered, trademark functions similarly to a real estate. Protect your Trademark before it’s too late.

Copyright Protection

Copyright protection service that helps protect against global copyright theft of creative work, such as logo’s, songs, lyrics, books, artwork, designs, photos, training course material or a website.

You can register your work at any time but is most effective before releasing your work into the public domain on social media and websites such as: Facebook, YouTube, Spotify.

WHAT CAN BE PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT?

LOGOS & MARKETING MATERIAL

Logos, Website Design And Content, Manuals, Course Material.

MUSIC

Music, Songs, Sound And Lyrics.

ART WORK

Designs, Drawings, Illustrations, Photos, Paintings, Sculptures.

DRAMATIC WORKS

Videos, Film, TV, Dramatic Works

LITERATURE

Books, Blogs, Poems, Articles, Plays, Screenplays, Scripts.

SOFTWARE

Apps, Websites, Code And Databases

GLOBAL BRAND

MONITORING

A System Monitoring Trademark Hijacking Around the World

With the latest AI, we can provide monitoring and notification of similar trademark registration in more than 100 countries around the world which helps you make an objection or withdrawal of illegal trademark registration in due time, preventing you from damages caused by trademark hijacking around the world.

Copyright

Copyright protection service that helps protect against global copyright theft of creative work, such as logo’s, songs, lyrics, books, artwork, designs, photos, training course material or a website.

You can register your work at any time but is most effective before releasing your work into the public domain on social media and websites such as: Facebook, YouTube, Spotify.

LOGOS & MARKETING MATERIAL

Logos, Website Design And Content, Manuals, Course Material.

MUSIC

Music, Songs, Sound And Lyrics.

ART WORK

Designs, Drawings, Illustrations, Photos, Paintings, Sculptures.

DRAMATIC WORKS

Videos, Film, TV, Dramatic Works

LITERATURE

Books, Blogs, Poems, Articles, Plays, Screenplays, Scripts.

SOFTWARE

Apps, Websites, Code And Databases

No, it does not need to be register first. Once your work is created and fixed in a tangible form, it is protected by copyright and can be created directly or with the help of machinery or equipment.

The copyright protection starts from the created date and last until the end of 50 years after the day that owner dies

To use or publish other’s work, you must always refer to the origin or give credit to the original owner so it will not be considered as a copyright violation. And it must be the case that does not conflict with the normal use of copyright work by copyright owners, including must not unduly affect the rights of the copyright owner.

When a violation occurs, the copyright owner may alert the infringer to stop such action. Or the copyright owner may file a complaint with the police or file a lawsuit in court. Or may request mediation to resolve disputes using mediation services of the Department of Intellectual Property or the court.

FDA

FDA supervises health products, such as food, medicine, hazardous substances, cosmetics, drugs, medical devices, and herbal products acquire or produce by manufacturers, or importers. Whether the product is imported or manufactured for distribution in Thailand, they must first acquire permission from FDA.

If you want to import products into Thailand, you should check the classification of the product. Each country has their own laws and regulation as to what needs to be de acquire FDA license. Also, there are different specifications and product definitions for each product in different country.

Distributor Or importer Must request FDA approval Before proceeding to importing and customs clearance, it is also depending on whether the amount of goods is over certain limit. It also varies based on the destination country.

Processing time for FDA can vary from few weeks to even a year. And where to request permission Depend on the product Each product type is not the same.

International Trademark registration

   It can make sure the mark in question has not yet be registered or in use by another person/ company in the target market. It is possible that trademark office allows some new application that are similar with existing trademark due to incomplete search. Exposing your trademark to the risk of opposition can waste valuable time and cost to rebrand. It is therefore important, wherever possible, to search national trademark databases prior to using a trademark for your export operations

You do not need local trademark to register in foreign countries via Direct Route. However, registering in your own country first will give you stronger grounds to register in other countries. But when it comes to Madrid Route, you must at least own a trademark application in your country before extending the protection through the Protocol.

Direct Route and Madrid Route share the same objective, which is to have your brand protected in foreign countries. However, Madrid Route serves 3 key benefits from its single system feature, comprising of 1) Centralized management 2) Cost-effectiveness 3) Hassle-free maintenance and extension.

If you are registering trademark in multiple countries in ASEAN region, the most cost-effective way is to file through Madrid system. However, for ASEAN members, current Myanmar has yet to join the Madrid Protocol, and you cannot designate Myanmar for protection through Madrid.

You only need to file an international application in one language like English and pay single set of fee in in Swiss 

francs currency. Additionally, for long term maintenance, your will only need to renew your trademark once, and the effects shall be applied to all the granted countries. You will also be able to extend the protection through a subsequent designation, without having to file another trademark application.

Direct filing requires separate applications in different languages in different countries or regions, and paying separate fees in different currencies. There will be numbers of trademark applications you have to maintain and renew, increasing time and cost for the maintenance.

Thailand Trademark Registration

They protect different types of assets. Copyright applies to literary and artistic works, such as books and videos. Trademark protection helps define company brand items, such as logos. Protection period of trademark can last indefinitely whereas copyright protection generally ends 50 years after the death of the author.

A smooth application takes approximately 12-18 months in order to obtain the official registration certificate, nevertheless, the trademark is protected retroactively since the day of its application.

Similarity in sound, appearance, or meaning may be sufficient to support the official to reject your registration. A throughout trademark search prior to the registration can greatly reduce this risk. Once you have found similar mark is already registered. You can redesign your mark to increase its distinctiveness from other marks.

Any person or business can use the TM symbol to indicate a specific word, phrase or logo intended to be used as an identifier of the source of the product or service, and you can use it without registering a trademark. Many companies choose to use the TM symbol to indicate new goods or services before and during the application process.

The R symbol means this word, phrase or logo is a registered trademark of a product or service. It can only be used if the registered trademark is successfully registered. It must also be used only in areas where you have a valid trademark registration.

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