If a foreigner is operating a business in Thailand, it is important for them to register their trademark for availing the following benefits:
Now the questions arise whether the foreign companies can operate their businesses with the foreign trademark. The answer to this question is yes, but it is to be noted that it will only provide them with limited protection.
For completely enjoying the rights over the trademark, the companies operating in Thailand need to apply for getting one. The best part of registering the trademark for your business in Thailand is that you get secured the moment you file an application, despite the procedure being a lengthy one.
The applicants need to adhere to the following rules for registering a trademark for their business in Thailand.
For the trademark registration process to be complete, your application will be published for a certain period of time in the Thai Trademark Gazette. The proposed trademark will only be registered if no objection is filed by anyone during this duration that is 90 days.
Once the whole documentation process is completed, the Trademark Registrar will be taking in account our opinions and explanations on your behalf. They depend on your timely and accurate provision of the required information will help in the hassle-free trademark registration process.
As per the 11th edition of the Nice Classification System in Thailand, that came into force on January 1st, 2017, goods and services have been divided into various classifications. You need to know which class your product(s) and/or service(s) fall in before applying for trademark registration.
All the chemicals used in various industries fall under this class. The major sectors that use chemical include:
The products listed under this class include:
The products that fall under this class are the materials used for laundry use i.e. soaps, polishing etc. and in the manufacturing of bleach. Furthermore, essential oils, hair lotions, and cosmetic products also fall under class 3.
Lubricants, fuels, industrial oils, candles, dust absorbing, binding and wetting composition, and greases fall under this particular class.
It mainly includes products for pharmaceutical industry and to be used in preparation for veterinary and medical purposes.
Some of the major inclusions in this class are:
The unwrought and partly wrought metal products make up this class. However, some common metals made up products also fall under this category.
The products in class 7 mostly comprise of the machine and machine tools. Parts of engines and motors also fall under this category.
The hand operated implements that are used as tools in various professions are included in Class 8; for example, cutlery of some precious metals and electric clippers and razors.
Class 9 includes the following products:
The Class 10 in NICE classification contains products that are:
Class 11 lists the products that mainly used for the following purposes:
The products that fall under the class 12 are:
Firearms and pyrotechnical products make up the major products of this class.
Class 14 has products made of precious metals i.e.
Class15 feature musical instruments.
Cardboard and paper made products fall under this particular class. Certain office requisites also come under class 16.
Certain insulating materials such as electrical, thermal and acoustic that are used in the manufacturing of sheets, rods, and blocks fall under class 17. Plastic and some other products that are made of gum, rubber, mica etc. also fall under this category.
Business card cases, luggage tags, carrying bags, sling bags, traveling bags, trunks, leather boxes, wallets and other such products fall under this category.
Most of the non-metallic building materials are included in Class 19 i.e. non-metallic monuments, non-metallic transportable buildings etc.
Furniture and its various parts fall under the class 20 category such as:
This class includes small domestic kitchen and toilet use equipment and utensils that are hand-operated. Glassware products also fall under this class.
Stuffing materials, apart from rubber and plastic, fall under this class. Other products include ropes, tents, nets, tarpaulins, sacks, bags, string, awning etc.
Threads and yarns that are used in textile industry fall in class 23
The textile goods that are not included in other classes are included in this class for example; table covers, bed sheets etc.
Class 25 consists of products that fall under clothing, headgear, and footwear categories.
Dressmakers articles such as ribbons, embroideries, buttons, hooks, pin, needles, lace, artificial flowers etc. are the products that Class 26 features.
Non-textile wall hanging products and articles that cover the floors i.e. carpets, matting, rugs etc. make up the class 27.
Materials used in making sports equipment and products that do not fall in other categories are included in class 28. Christmas trees decoration articles also fall in this class.
Class 29 has foodstuff from animal origins and fruits/vegetables such as meat extracts, jellies, milk products, edible oils, preserved food, poultry, fish, meat, dried fruits, and vegetables etc.
Plant origin foodstuff, whether for consumption or conversion purposes, is included in class 30. The products include:
Unprocessed land and sea products i.e. fresh fruits and vegetables, natural plants, animal’s foodstuff, malt, live animals etc. are included in class 31.
Non-alcoholic beverages and beers are mainly included in class 32.
Class 33 includes all the alcoholic beverages apart from beers.
The materials used in smoker’s products, tobacco, and matches fall under this class.
Class 35 to 45 feature various services.
Class 35 includes the services provided by independent organizations for conducting advertising and business purposes.
The organizations that are dealing with financial affairs, insurance, and real estate businesses come under this class.
Class 37 includes the organizations providing labor work in form of construction of buildings, repairs, and various installation services.
All the services related to telecommunication industry come under class 38.
The organizations providing the services of transport and storage of goods i.e. storehouses and warehouses are included in class 39.
The services that are not included in other classes such as treatment of materials fall under this category.
Services related to entertainment and education field are included in class 41
Services provided by chemists, computer programmers, engineers, industrial designers, physicists etc. are included in this class.
Temporary accommodation arrangement and food and drink for consumption purposes services are included in this class.
Class 44 includes the services in relation to veterinary, medical treatment, maintenance, gardening etc.
Class 45 includes the services provided by various organizations for physical protection and tangible assets protection.
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