Unlike in other national jurisdictions, in Thailand, industrial designs and invention patents are subject to the same legal provisions, set out in the Patents Act. Although the term of the design patent is 10 years from the filing date –which is less than the term of invention patent– the design patent provides the same rights and benefits to its owner.

Among the three types of patents available in Thailand, the enforcement of design patent is the easiest as the scope of protection can be established based on the drawings; whilst the scope of protection of patents and petty patents is deduced from claims presented by attorneys at law and interpreted by judges. Further to this advantage at the enforcement stage, the cost and time required to obtain a design patent are lower than for patents and petty patents.

Our team is perfectly equipped to assist you in obtaining a design registration in Thailand and enforcing your rights.