Dej-Udom & Associates provides in-depth Intellectual Property services to both domestic and international clients. In the past, the firm’s IP business mostly dealt with Protections via Registrations and litigation cases relating to IP matters. However, the firm is now a versatile, full Intellectual Property services provider and has expanded its IP services to include IP Evaluation, Due Diligence, Domain Name Registration, Commercialization, and Monitoring Services. For the protection and utilization of IP rights, the IP team will monitor and investigate Intellectual Property infringement and work together with the firm’s Litigation Department to draft opinions and pursue lawsuits.
The Intellectual Property Department offers the following IP services:
Dej-Udom & Associates can provide the above services specifically for Thailand or for any other targeted country or targeted group of countries; for example, Indochina (Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia), ASEAN (Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia), the European Union, etc.
Dej-Udom & Associates’ IP client base includes a wide range of well-known global brands and companies, and the IP team has garnered international recognition in intellectual property work in regional reviews by the Legal 500 and the World Trademark Review. Headed by Dr. Poondej Krairit, Dej-Udom & Associates’ skilled IP team includes lawyers, engineers, and researchers who have been extensively trained through the South East Asian Patent Drafting (SEAD) Course organized by the Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and Japan’s Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS). Our office and our counselors are members of the Intellectual Property Association of Thailand (IPAT), the Intellectual Property Promotion Association of Thailand (IPPAT), the Asian Patent Attorney Association (APAA), International Trademark Association (INTA), ASEAN Intellectual Property Association (APA), and International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPA).
Copyright Protection in Thailand
In the Kingdom of Thailand, copyright protection for creative work is the life of the author/creator plus 50 years. However, if the author/creator is a legal entity or anonymous, copyright protection is only for 50 years from the date of publication. For international copyright protection in Thailand, if the author/creator is a national or resident of a country that is a signatory to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works or the WTO’s Trade Related Aspects of International Property Rights (TRIPs) or the creative work was first published in one of the signatory countries, no additional formalities are required to protect or enforce international copyright in the Kingdom as Thailand is also a signatory to the Berne Convention and TRIPs. While copyright for creative work, regardless of where it was produced, immediately becomes the property of the author/creator, copyright recordation with the Copyright Office in Thailand’s Department of Intellectual Property in the Ministry of Commerce is still recommended. Dej-Udom and Associates handles all copyright matters for Thailand including recordation process for copyrights at the Copyright Office which takes four to five months after the application has been filed. For copyright infringement, civil and criminal prosecution is possible, and the IP team works together with the Litigation Department on these matters.
Intellectual Property Department FAQ
Q. What does your IP practice cover?
A. Our IP services include both prosecution and registration work and administrative appeals for trademarks, patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and geographical indications (GI).
Q. Do you act as a trademark or patent agent for the IP owner?
A. Yes, for both local and foreign owners.
Q. What are your professional fees for IP work?
A. Our IP service charges are fixed fees for each stage of work. Our fee schedule is available on request.
Q. Is Thailand a member of the Madrid Convention?
A. Yes, Thailand ratified and joined the Madrid Convention.
Q. Is legal enforcement in Thailand against IP infringers workable?
A. Mostly yes, but it does depend on the nature of the case and the supporting evidence.
Q. Do you offer “Cat ‘n’ Mouse” work against IP infringers?
A. Yes, but only for big cats.
Q. Any more questions?
Dr. Poondej Krairit | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Telephone: (66) 2233 0055 or (66) 81 936 9206
Budsayamas Pooreesathian | Email: email@example.com | Telephone: (66) 2233 0055 or (66) 81 484 6881