IAM Patent 1000 2021

Patents are essential business commodities and knowing how to obtain, enforce and monetise them has become mission critical. The IAM Patent 1000 has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent expertise.

Thailand

Thailand’s Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) has remained open throughout the pandemic, clearing a sizeable backlog and issuing an increasing number of office actions, thanks to the hiring of additional patent examiners. Although overall filing numbers have decreased over the past year, the country remains an attractive market for international...

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Thailand’s Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) has remained open throughout the pandemic, clearing a sizeable backlog and issuing an increasing number of office actions, thanks to the hiring of additional patent examiners. Although overall filing numbers have decreased over the past year, the country remains an attractive market for international corporations. In September 2020, the DIP published the latest draft amendments to the Patent Act, which include preparations for Thailand’s accession to the Hague Agreement.

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