Thailand moves closer to Madrid
Thailand is amending its trade mark system to try and meet its goal of joining the Madrid Protocol next year
Changes to the country's Trade Mark Act, which have reached
the Council of State and should be passed later this year,
include allowing sound and smell trade marks and multiple class
"I am cautiously optimistic accession will happen in 2012,"
said Dan Greif, co-head of intellectual property at Siam
The Madrid System facilitates the registration of trade
marks throughout the
85 member countries.
The Thai Department of Intellectual Property first issued a
plan for accession in 2004 and then conducted a five-year study
that compared Thailand's registration procedures to the Madrid
system and looked at potential effects of the accession...
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