Industrial Design

Thailand

BASIC FACTS

Registrable Designs as per the Act
Followings are the Registrable Subject Matter for Industrial Design Protection: 1. An arrangement of colours or lines which gives a distinctive appearance to an industrial or handicraft object.
Designs not Registrable
Industrial Design Protection excludes the following: 1. Designs the use of which may undermine public order or offend public morality.
Non-convention Application
Yes
Convention Application
Yes
Utility Model Protection is provided under Industrial Design
No
Type of Application
N/A
Requirement for Novelty
N/A
Time Period
10 Years
Effective Date
Application Date

PROSECUTION

Number of Views Required
7
Power of Attorney (In case of individual applicant, copy of passport is required)
Notarized
Deed of Assignment
Signed (For individual applicant, a Deed of Assignment is not required, but a Statement of Applicant Right will be required instead.)
Priority Document, with required translation
Certified
Incorporation Certificate, with required translation
Notarized
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate, with required translation
No
Declaration of Use
No
Declaration of Ownership
No
Declaration of Nationality
No
Copy of Inventor's Passport
No
Other Documents
No
Applicability of Examination
Mandatory
Time of Examination
Pre-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
1.5-2 Years
Deadline to File the Reply
3 Months
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
Yes
Period of Permissible Extension
Two extensions of 3 Months and 2 Months each respectively.
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A
Applicability of Examination
Mandatory
Time of Examination
Post-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
3-4 Years
Deadline to File the Reply
3 Months
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
Yes
Period of Permissible Extension
Two extensions of 3 Months and 2 Months each respectively.
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A
Applicability of Publication
Yes
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
18-24 Months
Applicability of Publication
No
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
N/A

OPPOSITION

Opposition Period
3 Months
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
No extension is granted. When Notice of Opposition was issued, the applicant must submit a reply within 2 Months from the date of receipt of the Notice.
Period of Permissible Extension
No
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A

RENEWAL

First Renewal will be due in the year
5th Year
Subsequent Renewal will be due in the year
6th Year
Grace Period
6 Months
Time Frame for payment of Renewal before Due Date
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Certificate
N/A
Power of Attorney
N/A
Registration Certificate
N/A
Declaration / Affidavit of USE
N/A

RECORDALS

Recordals are Permissible for pending Application
Yes
Time Frame for Issuance of Certificate
Certificate of recordal will not be issued. The Patent Office only reflects the recorded recordal in the next official documents.
Change of Name / Legal form / Address
Power of Attorney Notarized
Certified copy of extract from Registrar of Companies, with required translation Notarized
Assignment
Power of Attorney Notarized
Deed of Assignment Notarized (**Signed only is acceptable for a recordal of a pending application)
Merger
Power of Attorney Notarized
Deed of Merger Notarized
License
Power of Attorney Notarized
License Agreement Notarized