16 months to 6 months, New Fast Track System for Trademark Registration and Trademark Renewal in Thailand

No additional fees incurred with terms and conditions applied.

Recently, the Thailand Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) made a Declaration announcing a Fast Track system for both Registration and Renewal of Trademarks. The new system came into effect on the 23rd of February 2021.

The Declaration are as follows:

  • Trademark Registration in Thailand Fast Track System :

Prior to the system, the timeframe for a Trademark Registration in Thailand is about 16 months, as stated in the DIP Manual.

Based on the declaration, under the new Fast Track system a trademark application will automatically be reviewed provided the application meets the two required conditions, in other words, no additional request is required. Thus, shortening the timeframe from 16 months to 6 months in order to receive approval of the trademark application.

The two requirements are:

  1. The total number of goods or services must not exceed 30 items
  2. Goods or services must be selected from the DIP Website
  • Trademark Renewal in Thailand Fast Track System :

The initial timeframe for Trademark Renewal in Thailand as according to the DIP Manual is between 3 to 6 months.

However, the Declaration provides that under the new Fast track system, the examination of Renewal Applications and grant of Certificate of Renewal will now be completed within “45 minutes” upon filing of the Renewal Application with the DIP and does not incur additional fees subject to certain conditions.

The conditions are:

  1. The total number of goods or services must not exceed 30 items
  2. The particulars of the trademark registration has not been changed, such particulars include the name, address, re-classification of goods and  various others
  3. The Renewal Application must be filed at the DIP by either the (1) owner, (2) an appointed attorney (general or specific); whereby, in the latter case, the Power of Attorney (POA) must clearly authorise the attorney to (1) file the Renewal Application and (2) collect the Certificate of Renewal on the owner’s behalf.
  4. The request for a Fast Track Examination must be requested with the DIP officer upon filing the Renewal Application
  5. All the required Official Fees of the Renewal Application are fully paid.

Read more on Trademark Applications in Thailand by downloading a free copy of Pintas TrademarkHandbook or contact us today to find out how to benefit from the new Trademark Fast Track System in Thailand.