|February 15, 2016||
Grace Period to Pay Stamp Duty in Myanmar (Publication)
If you have existing contracts or are contemplating execution of new contracts in Myanmar, you should be aware of a recent announcement made by the Internal Revenue Department (IRD). The...
|June 15, 2007||
Innovative Trademark Protection Strategies (Publication)
Trademark law in Thailand has been designed as a tool for the protection of brands, logos, or marks used by their owners in connection with their products and services. Despite this protection,...
|October 17, 2014||
Understanding the Asean Collective Investment Scheme (Publication)
Cynthia M. Pornavalai
In the latest step towards the integration of Asean capital markets, Thailand-based fund managers can now offer retail funds directly to investors in Malaysia and Singapore —and vice versa —...
|August 10, 2016||
Vietnam: Key Changes to Reinsurance Business (Publication)
Vinh Quoc Nguyen
On July 1, 2016, the Vietnam government enacted with immediate effect Decree No. 73/2016/ND-CP guiding the Law on Insurance Business 2000, as amended in 2010 (Decree 73). Decree 73 replaces Decree...
|June 24, 2013||
10th Edition of Nice Classification Is Implemented (Publication)
As part of Thailand’s efforts to join the Madrid Protocol by 2015, on March 1, 2013, the Thai Trademark Office announced the implementation of the 10th edition of the Nice Classification of Goods...
|August 28, 2012||
3-D Printing: The Intellectual Property Challenge (Publication)
Just last month, artificial blood vessels were made on a 3-D printer at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany. One of the largest manufacturers and distributors of 3-D printers, Stratasys, has seen...
|February 26, 2010||
3D Protection in Thailand (Publication)
Three-dimensional objects are included in the definition of marks in Section 4 of the Trademark Act (1991), as amended by the Trademark Act (2000), which came into force on June 30, 2000. Since...
|September 1, 2010||
A Commitment to Protecting IP (Publication)
Thomas J. Treutler
Since Vietnam’s entry to the WTO, member countries have grumbled about Vietnam’s seemingly toothless enforcement of IP rights. In recent years, however, Vietnam has made a strong commitment to...
|April 27, 2008||
A Guide to Anti-Counterfeiting in Thailand (Publication)
Intellectual property infringement has been a problem in Thailand for a number of years. Despite collaboration between the government and the private sector, counterfeiters have demonstrated an...
|October 1, 2009||
A Guide to Pharmaceutical Trademarks (Publication)
When creating trademarks, pharmaceutical companies often choose words that are similar to the generic names of the International Nonproprietary Name (INN) system administered by the World Health...