Thailand IP Office unveils new fast-track registration process

On April 16, 2021, the Department of Intellectual Property announced a new expedited examination process for trademark applications. Under this fast-track scheme, a trademark will be examined within as few as 6 months from the Thai filing date – instead of the standard 10 to 16 months.

This fast-track system is automatically and only applied to applications (filed in person, online or via mail letters) where no more than 10 goods or services are listed, and if all items are included in the traditional list of goods and services used by the Thai Trademark Office. A bilingual list (Thai-English) has recently been made available to the public.

If the application is submitted together with evidence of use, or amended or assigned during these 6 months, it will be processed following the traditional timeline.