Industrial design plays an important role in identifying and differentiating goods in the Thailand market, a potential market for the consumer manufacturing industry. In the following article of Viet An Law, we will present an overview of industrial design registration services in Thailand.
Design is a form of creativity in the form of the physical appearance of a product a constituent element of a design or the color of a design that makes a difference from other designs. previously created.
Similar to the protection mechanism in the U.S., industrial designs in Thailand are also protected in the form of patents, called Design patents, governed by the Patent Act. This is an object with a similar protection mechanism to industrial designs in Vietnam, the only difference is the name of the object and the name of the protection certificate.
Of the three types of patents available in Thailand, protection of industrial design patents is the easiest because the cost and time of registration are lower and the scope of protection can be established based on the original patent. draw. Meanwhile, the actual scope of patent and utility protection is difficult to determine and is often inferred from claims filed by lawyers and interpreted by judges.
An industrial design protection title is an important document issued by the Department of Intellectual Property of Thailand (DIP) to protect industrial designs that are suitable for protection conditions.
The registration of industrial design protection in Thailand goes through the following main steps:
Therefore, the total time to carry out the industrial design registration process in Thailand is from 16 to 24 months. However, in reality, this time may be longer depending on the DIP’s ability to process the application and complaints, objections, and additions that arise during the application process.
An industrial design application dossier must include the following documents:
Note: The latest deadline for submitting the above additional documents is within 90 days from the date of filing the industrial design registration application.
According to data provided by intellectual property agents in Thailand, we summarize the following average reference price lists:
|Professional fee fees
|Design Patent Application
|250 – 350
|Late filing of formal documents (if any)
|50 – 100
|100 – 140
|60 – 100
|80 – 120
|Suspension of publication
|100 – 200
|80 – 120
Yes. Although not yet an official member of this Agreement, DIP has still used this classification since 1990 for similar registration in Vietnam.
For foreign applicants, Thailand law is similar to Vietnamese law, requiring them to apply through an intellectual property representative legally registered in Thailand to proceed with the application procedure.
The applicant will conduct the trademark registration procedure at DPI responsible for receiving and processing industrial property protection claims. Current DPI application forms use:
This is different from industrial design protection titles in Vietnam. Because protection is based on the mechanism of invention, industrial designs in Thailand also need to pay fees to maintain exclusive protection.
The maintenance fee in Thailand is regulated as follows:
|Late payment amount (paid within 120 days after the end of the protection year)
Refer to updated fees on DIP’s website:
If you need to apply for industrial design registration in Vietnam or abroad, please contact Viet An Law for the most effective support.
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