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Patent is a government authority or license conferring a right or title for a set period, especially the sole right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention.
Quality Plus offers patent registration service in Thailand to assure your protection of original innovative and creative product. Our team will assist our customer in every processes and procedures involved in the acquiring the patent of your product.
A patent protection gives you the right to stop others from copying, manufacturing, selling or importing your invention without your permission. The customer applying the one time Thai Patent in Thailand can be used in other countries under membership of the Patent Cooperation of Treaty.
There are three types of patents are protected under the Thai Patent Act B.E. 2522 (1979):
- Invention patent: one that creates a new product or process or improves on a known product or process, involves an inventive step and is capable of industrial application.
- Design patent: any form or composition of lines and/or colours which give a product a special appearance and can serve as a pattern for an industrial product or handicraft.
- Petty patent: for an invention that is new and capable of industrial application, but does not involve an inventive step, and protected for the shorter time period.
Invention and design patents protection period is for 20 years and petty patents protection period is for 10 years.
The Department of Intellectual Property will undertake a preliminary examination for the filed Thai patent application before publishing the application but may require further details and clarification. It usually takes one year for the application to proceed for publishing, and during the 90-day publication period, anyone can file an opposition. A patent is then granted after a prior arts search and a positive substantive examination and all fees are paid. Depending on the complexity of the invention, the substantial examination can take 3-5 years. For a patent application with no foreign prior claim, patent approval can take up to 10 years. For a patent application using a foreign prior claim, the time frame for approval can be 1-2 years.