THAI

TRADEMARK REGISTRATION & PROTECTION

A Thai trademark registration protects your local or foreign brands in Thailand against any kind of infringement and counterfeiting of your intellectual property. Registering a trademark enables you to enforce your rights and makes sure that you don't accidentally infringe on the trademark held by others.

When registering a foreign trademark, the Thai law can only provide limited protection at its best. Thailand is not obligated to international conventions or treaties that provide reciprocal enforcement associated with trademarks. Only with the trademark registration, you can be assured of your enforceable rights. While the registration of the trademark can be a lengthy and cumbersome process in Thailand, your trademark is protected from the day your registration application is submitted.

For the registration of the trademark, the business should have a principal address in Thailand. Foreign applicants can only apply for trademark registration by appointing a Thai agent and granting him the power of attorney. The trademark application must be filed in the Thai language.

Cloud 7 Legal Services will assist you throughout the registration process to ensure fast approval of your trademark registration. Before forwarding your trademark registration application to the Trademark Registrar, we ensure that the trademark to be registered is not similar to any other mark that has already been registered. Upon subsequent submission of the application, our legal experts will give explanations, statements and suggestions to the Trademark Registrar on your behalf. Our proactive involvement and response to queries of the Trademark Registrar ensure timely approval of your application.

For the trademark registration, the applicant needs to file an application in the Thai language with the Department of Intellectual Property. Additionally, the application must bear the principal address of the applicant and an attachment of a sample product. If the applicant is a foreigner, the business office or premises will be considered as the domicile.

A duly filed registration application will be published in the Trademark Gazette for 90 days and the payment of the registration fee will be due as long as no one files an objection during this period of time.

For the registration application, the applicant is required to produce certain documents/information as given below:

  • The Trademark logo with accurate color.
  • A copy of company affidavit if the applicant is a foreign company and an original company affidavit if the applicant is a Thai company.
  • A duly signed passport copy of the authorized director(s).
  • A duly signed Power of Attorney. It should be notarized if it is signed from abroad.

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TRADEMARK CLASSES

The trademark registration applications are coordinated by the current 11th edition of the Nice Classification system hence making filing simpler as the goods or services will be classified as same in all countries who use this system. Additionally, the Nice Classification is available in several languages making it easy for the applicants when filing from abroad. If the applicant needs to file for more than one class, a separate application for each classification must be filed.

Class 1 Chemicals used in industry, science and photography, as well as in agriculture, horticulture and forestry; unprocessed artificial resins, unprocessed plastics; manure; fire extinguishing compositions; tempering and soldering preparations; chemical substances for preserving foodstuffs; tanning substances; adhesives used in industry.
Class 2 Paints, varnishes, lacquers; preservatives against rust and against deterioration of wood; colorants; mordents; raw natural resins; metals in foil and powder form for painters, decorators, printers and artists.
Class 3 Bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use; cleaning, polishing, scouring and abrasive preparations; soaps; perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics, hair lotions; dentifrice.
Class 4 Industrial oils and greases; lubricants; dust absorbing, wetting and binding compositions; fuels (including motor spirit) and illuminants; candles, wicks.
Class 5 Pharmaceutical, veterinary and sanitary preparations; dietetic substances adapted for medical use, food for babies; plasters, materials for dressings; material for stopping teeth, dental wax; disinfectants; preparations for destroying vermin; fungicides, herbicides.
Class 6 Common metals and their alloys; metal building materials; transportable buildings of metal; materials of metal for railway tracks; non-electric cables and wires of common metal; ironmonger, small items of metal hardware; pipes and tubes of metal; safes; goods of common metal not included in other classes; ores.
Class 7 Machines and machine tools; motors (except for land vehicles); machine coupling and transmission components (except for land vehicles); agricultural implements (other than hand-operated); incubators for eggs.
Class 8 Hand tools and implements (hand-operated); cutlery; fork and spoon; side arms; razors.
Class 9 Scientific, nautical, surveying, electric, photographic, cinematography, optical, weighing, measuring, signalling, checking (supervision), life-saving and teaching apparatus and instruments; apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of images or sound; magnetic data carriers, recording discs; automatic mechanisms machines; coin-operated apparatus; cash registers, calculating machines, data processing equipment; fire-extinguishing apparatus.
Class 10 Surgical, medical, dental and veterinary apparatus and instruments, artificial limbs, eyes and teeth; things used in physical therapy; orthopaedic articles; suture materials.
Class 11 Apparatus for lighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying, ventilating, water supply and sanitary purposes.
Class 12 Vehicles; apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water.
Class 13 Firearms; ammunition and projectiles; explosives; fireworks.
Class 14 Precious metals and their alloys and goods in precious metals or coated therewith, not included in other classes; jewellery, precious stones; timekeeping and chronometrical instruments.
Class 15 Musical instruments.
Class 16 Paper, cardboard and goods made from these materials, not included in other classes; printed matter; bookbinding material; photographs; stationery; adhesives for stationery or household purposes; artists’ materials; paint brushes; typewriters and office requisites (except furniture); instructional and teaching material (except apparatus); plastic materials for packaging (not included in other classes); playing cards; printers’ type; printing blocks.
Class 17 Rubber, gutta-percha, gum, asbestos, mica and goods made from these materials and not included in other classes; plastics in extruded form for use in manufacture; packing, stopping and insulating materials; non metallic flexible pipes.
Class 18 Leather and imitations of leather, and goods made of these materials and not included in other classes; animal skins; trunks and travelling bags; umbrellas, parasols and walking sticks; whips, harness and saddler.
Class 19 Building materials (non-metallic); non-metallic rigid pipes for building; asphalt, pitch and bitumen; non-metallic transportable buildings; non-metallic monuments.
Class 20 Furniture, mirrors, picture frames; goods (not included in other classes) of wood, cork, reed, cane, wicker, horn, bone, ivory, whalebone, shell, amber, mother-of-pearl, meerschaum and substitutes for all these materials, or of plastics.
Class 21 Household utensils and containers (not of precious metal or coated therewith); combs and sponges; brushes (except paint brushes); brush-making materials; articles for cleaning purposes; steel wool for polish or rub glass (except glass used in building); glassware, porcelain and earthenware not included in other classes.
Class 22 Ropes, string, nets, tents, awnings, tarpaulins, sails, sacks and bags (not included in other classes); padding and stuffing materials (except of rubber or plastics); raw fibrous textile materials.
Class 23 Yarns and threads, for textile use.
Class 24 Textiles and textile goods, not included in other classes; bed and table covers.
Class 25 Clothing, footwear, headgear.
Class 26 Lace and embroidery, ribbons and braid; buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles; artificial flowers.
Class 27 Carpets, rugs, mats and matting, linoleum and other materials for covering existing floors; wall hangings (non-textile).
Class 28 Games and playthings; gymnastic and sporting articles not included in other classes; decorations for Christmas trees.
Class 29 Meat, fish, poultry and game; meat extracts; preserved, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jellies, jams; eggs, milk and milk products; edible oils and fats, salad seasoned sauces, preserved food.
Class 30 Coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar, rice, tapioca, sago, artificial coffee; flour and preparations made from cereals, bread, pastry and confectionery, ice cream; honey, treacle; yeast, baking-powder; salt, mustard; vinegar, (excepted salad seasoned sauces); spices; ice.
Class 31 Agricultural, horticultural and forestry products and grains not included in other classes; live animals; fresh fruits and vegetables; seeds, natural plants and flowers; foodstuffs for animals, barley and malt.
Class 32 Beers; mineral and aerated waters and other non-alcoholic drinks; fruit flavour drinks and fruit juices; syrups and other preparations for making beverages.
Class 33 Alcoholic beverages (except beers).
Class 34 Tobacco; smokers’ articles; matches.
Class 35 Advertising and business.
Class 36 Insurance and financial affairs , real estate business.
Class 37 Building construction; repair; installation services.
Class 38 Telecommunications.
Class 39 Transport and storage of goods.
Class 40 Treatment of materials.
Class 41 Education and entertainment.
Class 42 Scientific and technological services, including research and design related to industrial research arid analysis services; designing and development of computer and computer program; legal services.
Class 43 Services in relation to provision of foods and drinks; arrangement of temporary accommodation.
Class 44 Medical treatment services; veterinary services; human’s or animal’s beauty and sanitation maintenance; agricultural services; gardening and forestry.
Class 45 General services according to the objectives of persons and society; security; service.