Thailand Department of Intellectual Property provides temporary extension on Office Action deadlines

Please be informed that, due to the increasingly serious Covid-19 pandemic situation in Thailand, the Department of Intellectual Property issued on 12 July 2021 a notification extending the deadline for submitting documents and amendments in response to Office Actions to the DIP in order to ease the burden on Applicants for patents, petty patents, and design patents.

According to the notification, all Office Action deadlines falling between 12 July 2021 and 31 August 2021 will automatically be extended until 31 August 2021 and Applicants may submit their responses to Office Actions from 1 – 30 September 2021. In spite of this advantage, the Applicants may still choose to submit their responses within the deadline as originally given in the Office Actions.