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  Trademark Act B.E. 2534 (1991)

  As Amended by the Trademark Act (No. 2) B.E. 2543 (2000)

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  All laws, regulations and other rules insofar as they are provided for herein or are

  contrary to or consistent with the provisions hereof shall be superseded by this Act.

  4(2). In this Act:—

  “mark” means a photograph, drawing, device, brand, name, word, letter, manual,

  signature, combinations of colors, shape or configuration of an object or any one or

  combination thereof;

  “trademark” means a mark used or proposed to be used on or in connection with goods

  to distinguish the goods with which the trademark of the owner of such trademark is used

  from goods under another person’s trademark;

  “service mark” means a mark used or proposed to be used on or in connection with

  services to distinguish the services using the service mark of the owner of such service mark

  from services under another person’s service mark;

  “certification mark” means a mark used or proposed to be used by the owner thereof on

  or in connection with goods or services of another person to certify the origin, composition,

  method of production, quality or other characteristics of such goods or to certify as to the

  nature, quality, type or other characteristics of such services;

  “collective mark” means a trademark or service mark used or proposed to be used by

  companies or enterprises of the same group or by members of an association, cooperative,

  union, confederation, group of persons or any other state or private organization;

  “licensee” means a person licensed under this Act by the owner of a registered

  trademark or service mark to use such trademark or service mark;

  “competent officer” means the person appointed by the Minister to act under this Act;

  “Registrar” means the person appointed by the Minister to be registrar to act under this

  Act;

  “Director General” means the Director-General of the Department of Intellectual

  Property;

  “Board” means the Trademark Board;

  “Minister” means the Minister having charge and control of the execution of this Act.

  5(3). The Minister of Commerce shall have the charge and control of the execution of

  this Act and shall have the power to appoint the Registrar and competent officers, issue

  ministerial regulations prescribing fees no higher than those given in the schedule annexed

  hereto and prescribing other matters and issue notifications in order to carry out the provisions

  of this Act.

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  Chapter I

  Trademarks

  Part 1

  Trademark Applications

  6. To be registrable, a trademark must

  (1) be distinctive;

  (2) not be prohibited under this Act;

  (3) not be the same as or similar to a trademark registered by another person.

  7(4). A distinctive trademark is one which enables the public or users to distinguish the

  goods with which the trademark is used from other goods.

  A trademark having or consisting of any one of the following essential characteristics

  shall be deemed distinctive:—

  (1) a personal name, a surname not being such according to its ordinary signification, a

  name of juristic person or tradename represented in a special manner;

  (2) a word or words having no direct reference to the character or quality of the goods

  and not being a geographical name prescribed by the Minister in the Ministerial Notifications;

  (3) a combination of colors represented in a special manner, stylized letters, numerals

  or invented word;

  (4) the signature of the applicant for registration or some predecessor in his business or

  the signature of another person with his or her permission;

  (5) a representation of the applicant or of another person with his or her permission or

  of a dead person with the permission of his or her ascendants, descendants and spouse, if any;

  (6) an invented device.

  Names and words not having the characteristics under (1) or (2) if used as trademarks

  with goods which have been widely sold or advertised in accordance with the rules prescribed

  by the Minister by notification and if it is proved that the rules have been duly met shall be

  deemed distinctive.

  8(5). Trademarks having or consisting of any of the following characteristics shall not

  be registrable:—

  (1) state arms or crests, royal seals, official seals, Chakkri emblems, emblems and

  insignia of the royal orders and decorations, seals of office, seals of ministries, bureaus,

  departments or provinces;

  (2) national flags of Thailand, royal standard flags or official flags;

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  (3) royal names, royal monograms, abbreviations of royal names or royal monograms,

  or

  (4) representations of the King, Queen or Heir to the Throne;

  (5) names, words, terms or emblems signifying the King, Queen or Heir to the Throne

  or members of the royal family;

  (6) national emblems and flags of foreign states, emblems and flags of international

  organizations, emblems of head of foreign states, official emblems and quality control and

  certification of foreign states or international organizations, names and monograms of foreign

  states or international organizations, unless permission is given by the competent officer of

  the foreign state or international organization;

  (7) official emblems and emblems of the Red Cross or appellations “Red Cross” or

  “Geneva Cross”;

  (8) a mark identical with or similar to a medal, diploma or certificate or any other mark

  awarded at a trade exhibition or competition held by the Thai government or a Thai

  government agency for public enterprise or any other government organ of Thailand, a

  foreign government or international organization unless such medal, diploma, certificate or

  mark has been actually awarded to the applicant for goods and is used in combination with the

  trademark;

  (9) any mark which is contrary to public order, morality or public policy;

  (10) a mark registered or not, which is identical with a well-known mark as prescribed

  by the Ministerial Notifications, or so similar thereto that the public might be confused as to

  the owner or origin of the goods;

  (11) trademarks similar to those under (1) (2) (3) (5) (6) or (7);

  (12) geographical indications protected under the law on geographical indications;

  (13) other trademarks prescribed by the Ministerial Notifications.

  9. An application for registration of a trademark may be made for specific goods in one

  class or in different classes but the particular kinds of goods for which protection is sought

  shall be clearly specified.

  An application may not cover goods of different classes.

  The classification of goods shall be as prescribed by the Ministerial Notifications.

  10. For a trademark to be registrable, the applicant or his agent shall have an office or

  address for communication by the Registrar in Thailand.

  11(6). Applications for trademark registration shall comply with the rules and

  procedures prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations.

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  In cases where Thailand acceded to an international convention or agreement

  concerning trademark protection, the trademark application which is in compliance with the

  requirement of such international convention or agreement shall be deemed to be a trademark

  application under this Act.

  12. In considering trademark applications, the Registrar shall have the following

  powers:—

  (1) ask by a letter or summon the applicant to give an oral statement or submit a written

  statement or submit any document or evidence concerning the application for examination or

  consideration;

  (2) require the applicant to translate any document or evidence in a foreign language

  into Thai within such period or time as he may deem appropriate;

  (3) invite any person to give information, explanations, advice or opinions.

  If the applicant does not, without sufficient reason, comply with an order of the

  Registrar under (1) or (2), the application shall be deemed to be abandoned.

  13. Subject to Section 27, where the Registrar finds that the trademark for which on

  application for registration is filed:

  (1) is identical with a trademark already registered by another person; or

  (2) is so similar to a registered trademark of another person that the public might be

  confused or misled as to the owner or origin of the goods, and such application is for goods of

  the same class or for goods of a different class found by the Registrar to be of the same

  character, he shall not register such trademark.

  14. In the event registered or pending trademarks of the same owner covering goods of

  the same class or different classes but the same character so similar to one another that the

  public might be confused or misled as to the owner or origin of the goods of used by different

  persons, the Registrar shall require the trademarks to be registered as associated trademarks

  and shall in writing notify the applicant without delay.

  15. If, in the opinion of the Registrar,

  (1) any unessential part of a trademark applied for is not registrable under Section 6, or

  (2) any application for registration is contrary to Section 9 or Section 10 or is not in

  accordance with the rules and procedures prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations issued

  under Section 11,

  The Registrar shall require and, without delay, in writing notify the applicant to amend

  the application within ninety days from the date of receipt of the order.

  16. If, in the opinion of the Registrar, the entire trademark or any essential part thereof

  is not registrable under Section 6, the Registrar shall refuse registration and shall, without

  delay, in writing notify the applicant of the order giving the grounds therefor.

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  17. If, in the opinion of the Registrar, a trademark considered as a whole is registrable

  under Section 6 but contains one or more parts which are common to the trade for some types

  or classes of goods such that no applicant should have exclusive right thereto or which are not

  distinctive, the Registrar shall make either of the following:

  (1) order the applicant, within ninety days from receipt of the order, to disclaim

  exclusive right to use of such part of the trademark;

  (2) order the applicant, within ninety days from receipt of the order, to make such other

  disclaimer as the Registrar may consider necessary for the purpose of defining the rights of

  the owner under such registrations.

  For the purpose of implementing the provisions of the first paragraph, the Registrar

  shall have the power to declare by notification what is common to the trade with respect to

  certain types or classes of goods.

  The Registrar shall, without delay, in writing notify the applicant of any order under the

  first paragraph giving the grounds therefor.

  18. The applicant may appeal against the Registrar under Sections 14, 15, 16 and 17 to

  the Trademark Board within ninety days from receipt thereof. Decisions of the Trademark

  Board shall be final.

  If the Board has decided that an order of the Registrar under Section 14 is correct, the

  Registrar shall proceed to process such application.

  If the Board has decided that an order of the Registrar under Section 15 or 17 is correct,

  the applicant shall comply with the order of the Registrar within ninety days from receipt of

  the decision of the Board.

  If the Board has decided that an order of the Registrar under Sections 14, 15, 16 and 17

  is incorrect, the Registrar shall proceed to process such application.

  19. If the applicant does not appeal under the first paragraph Section 18, and does not

  comply with an order of the Registrar under Section 15 or 17, as the case may be, or if the

  applicant files an appeal under the first paragraph of Section 18, but does not comply with

  Section 18, paragraph three, the application shall be deemed abandoned.

  20. Subject to Sections 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 35 and 41, where several applicants file

  applications for registration of trademarks which in the opinion of the Registrar are identical

  or so similar that the public might be confused or misled as to the owner or origin of the

  goods and the applications cover goods in the same class or goods in different classes having,

  in the opinion of the Registrar, the same character, the prior applicant shall be entitled to be

  registered as the owner.

  21. If, in the opinion of the Registrar, the identical or similar trademarks under

  Section 20 are all registrable under Section 6 and the applications are in conformity with the

  provisions of this Act, the Registrar shall order the applicants to comply with Section 24 and

  shall inform the applicants in writing without delay.

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  An applicant who does not agree that his trademark is identical with or similar to other

  trademarks under Section 20, may appeal against the order of the Registrar under the first

  paragraph to the Board within ninety days from receipt of the order. In such case, Sections 18

  and 19 shall apply mutatis mutandis.

  22. If, in the opinion of Registrar, one or more of identical or similar trademarks under

  Section 20 fall under Section 15 (1) or (2) or Section 17 but others are registrable under

  Section 6 and the applications are in compliance with the provisions of this Act, the Registrar

  shall order the applicants of the trademarks which fall under Section 15 (1) or (2) or

  Section 17 to comply with Section 15 or 17, as the case may be, and shall delay the

  registration of the registrable trademarks and the processing of the duly filed applications.

  The Registrar shall, without delay, notify the applicants in writing. In such a case, the

  provisions of Section 21 paragraph two shall apply mutatis mutandis.

  If it appears that an applicant whose trademark is found by the Registrar to fall under

  Section 15 (1) or (2) or Section 17 has compiled with the order of the Registrar under

  Section 15 or has filed an appeal under Section 18 paragraph one and the Board has decided

  that the order of the Registrar is incorrect, the Registrar shall order the applicant and the

  applicants whose applications have been delayed under the first paragraph to comply with

  Section 24 and shall without delay notify the applicants thereof in writing.

  If it appears that all of the applicants whose trademarks found by the Registrar to fall

  under Section 15 (1) or (2) or Section 17 have abandoned their applications under

  Section 19:—

  (1) In the case where there are several applications which have been delayed under the

  first paragraph, the Registrar shall order the applicants to comply with Section 24 and shall

  without delay notify the applicants in writing;

  (2) If there is only one application which has been delayed under the first paragraph,

  the Registrar shall order the publication of that application under Section 29.

  23. If the Registrar finds that all of the applications for identical or similar trademarks

  under Section 20 fall under Section 15 (1) or (2) or Section 17, the Registrar shall order the

  applicants to comply with Section 15 or Section 17, as the case may be, and shall without

  delay notify the applicants in writing and Section 21 paragraph two shall apply mutatis

  mutandis.

  If it appears that two or more applicants have complied with the order of the Registrar

  under Section 15 or 17 or have appealed under Section 18 paragraph one and the Board has

  decided that the order of the Registrar is not correct, the Registrar shall order the applicants to

  comply with Section 24 and shall without delay notify the applicants in writing. But if it

  appears that only one of the said applicants has compiled with the order of the Registrar under

  Section 15 or 17 or has appealed under Section 18 paragraph one and the Board has decided

  that the order of the Registrar is not correct, the Registrar shall order the publication of that

  trademark application under Section 29.

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  24. Within ninety days from the date of receipt of the order of the Registrar under

  Section 21 paragraph one, Section 22 paragraphs two or three (1) or Section 23, the applicant

  shall agree as to which one shall be the sole of the trademark and any one of them shall

  inform the Registrar in writing within such period whether or not agreement has been reached.

  25. In the case where the Registrar has been informed within the period specified in

  Section 24 as to which applicant is allowed by agreement to register, the Registrar shall order

  the application of such applicant to be published under Section 29.

  In the case where the Registrar has been informed within the period prescribed in

  Section 24 that no agreement has been reached or has not been informed within the said

  period, the Registrar, under Section 29, shall order the publication of the first applicant or of

  the first among those who have not abandoned their applications, as the case may be.

  26. In the case where Registrar has already notified the applicants in writing to comply

  with Section 24 and another applicant files an application for a trademark which the Registrar

  finds to be identical with those of the other applicants or so similar thereto that the public

  might be confused or misled as to the owner or origin of the goods, the goods being of the

  same class or of the same character in a different class, the Registrar shall refuse registration

  and shall, without delay, inform the applicant in writing. In such a case, the provisions of

  Section 21 paragraph two shall apply mutatis mutandis.

  27. If the Registrar is of the opinion that there has been honest concurrent users to

  special circumstances which make it proper to do so, the Registrar may allow the registration

  by more than one owner of a trademark which is identical with or similar to a registered

  trademark under Section 13 or to trademarks applied for under pending applications under

  Section 20 in respect of goods of the same class or goods of a different class but found by the

  Registrar to be of the same character subject to such conditions and limitations as to the mode

  or place of user or such other conditions and limitations as the Registrar may think fit to

  impose. The Registrar shall without delay notify the applicants and registered trademark

  owner in writing giving the grounds thereof.

  The applicant or registered trademark owner may appeal an order of the Registrar under

  the first paragraph to the Board within ninety days from the date of receipt thereof.

  Decisions of the Board under paragraph two shall be final.

  28(7). A person who has filed a trademark application in a foreign country and files an

  application for the registration of the trademark in Thailand within six months from the first

  foreign application, he may claim the first foreign filing date as the filing date in Thailand if

  he possesses one of the following qualifications:

  (1) being a Thai national or a juristic person having its headquarters located in

  Thailand;

  (2) being a national of a country party to a convention or international agreement on

  trademark protection to which Thailand is also a party;

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  (3) being a national of a country which accords the same rights to Thai nationals or

  juristic persons having their headquarters located in Thailand;

  (4) being domiciled or having a real and effective industrial or commercial

  establishment in Thailand or a country party to a convention or international agreement on

  trademark protection to which Thailand is also a party.

  In the case where the first foreign application has been refused, or withdrawn or

  abandoned by the applicant, he may not claim the rights under the first paragraph.

  In the case where a trademark application is filed in a foreign country for the same

  trademark which a previous application has been refused, or withdrawn or abandoned by the

  applicant within six months from the date of the first foreign application, the applicant may

  claim the rights under the first paragraph provided that:

  (1) no claim for the right of priority under the first paragraph has been made for the

  trademark application under paragraph three; and

  (2) the application under paragraph three may not be processed under the trademark

  law of the country where the application was filed; and

  (3) the refuse, withdrawal or abandonment of the application has not been disclosed to

  the public.

  28bis(8). In the case where goods bearing a trademark are exhibited at an international

  exhibition held in Thailand or a country party to a convention or an international agreement

  on trademark protection to which Thailand is also a party and organized by a government

  agency, public enterprise or any other government unit of Thailand or the member country or

  recognized by the government of Thailand, the trademark owner may claim the rights under

  the first paragraph of Section 28 provided that he files a trademark application for the goods

  exhibited in such exhibition within six months from the date of introduction of the goods into

  the exhibition or the first foreign filing date, whichever is earlier. In such a case, the

  application shall not be used to extend the time period prescribed in Section 28.

  The organization of exhibitions of goods to be regarded as international exhibitions and

  the application under the first paragraph shall comply with the rules, conditions and

  procedures as prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations.

  Part 2

  Trademark Registration and the Effect of Registration

  29(9). When an application for registration of a trademark is considered acceptable, the

  Registrar shall be order the application to be published.

  The publication of applications shall be in accordance with the procedures prescribed in

  the Ministerial Regulations.

  30. If, after the trademark application has been ordered published under Section 29

  paragraph one, it appears to the Registrar that the trademark is not registrable under Section 6

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  or the application does not comply with the provisions of this Act making necessary to cancel

  the order and if the trademark has not been registered, the Registrar shall cancel such order

  and shall without delay notify the applicant in writing stating the grounds of such

  cancellation.

  In the case where a cancellation order is made after the publication under Section 29,

  the cancellation order shall be published in the manner prescribed in the Ministerial

  Regulations.

  31(10). The applicant shall be entitled to appeal a cancellation order under Section 30

  paragraph one to the Board within ninety days from the receipt of the notification.

  In the case where the applicant does not appeal under the first paragraph or where the

  applicant has appealed the order under the first paragraph and it is decided by the Board that

  the order of the Registrar is correct, the Registrar shall proceed to process the application.

  If the Board decides that the cancellation order of the Registrar is nor correct, the

  Registrar shall:—

  (1) proceed with the publication of such application if the Registrar has made the

  cancellation order under Section 3 paragraph one before the publication of the application

  under Section 29;

  (2) republish the application if the cancellation of the order of the Registrar has been

  published under Section 30 paragraph two. Decisions of the Board under paragraphs two and

  three shall be final.

  32. If the Registrar’s cancellation order under Section 30 is given after an opposition is

  filed under Section 35, the Registrar shall notify the opposer in writing without delay.

  33(11). In cases under Section 32, if the Registrar has not made a decision on the

  opposition, the decision shall be delayed until the expiration of the period for appeal under

  Section 31 paragraph one or, until a decision of the Board is given under Section 31

  paragraph two or three, as the case may be.

  If the Board decides that the cancellation order of the Registrar under Section 30 is

  correct, the Registrar shall dismiss the opposition and shall inform the opposer in writing

  without delay. Such order shall be final.

  If the Board decides that the cancellation order of the Registrar under Section 30 is not

  correct, the Registrar shall proceed to make a decision on the opposition.

  34. In cases under Section 32, if the Registrar has made a decision on the opposition

  and an appeal is made against the Registrar’s decision under Section 37, the Registrar shall

  inform the Board and Section 33 shall apply mutatis mutandis.

  35. After the publication of a trademark application under Section 29, any person who

  thinks that he has better right in the trademark than the applicant or that the trademark is not

  registrable under Section 6 or that the application is not in conformity with the provisions of

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  this Act may, within ninety days from the date of publication under Section 29, file a notice of

  opposition with the Registrar stating the grounds of the opposition.

  Oppositions under the first paragraph shall comply with the rules and procedures

  prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations.

  36(12). If an opposition is filed under Section 35, the Registrar shall send a copy thereof

  to the applicant without delay.

  The applicant shall, within ninety days from the date of receipt of the copy of the

  opposition, file a counterstatement, in the form prescribed by the Director-General, stating the

  grounds on which he relies in support of his application. The Registrar shall send a copy of

  the counterstatement to the opposer without delay. If the applicant fails to comply with the

  requirement under paragraph two, he shall be deemed to have abandoned his application. In

  considering and determining the opposition, the Registrar may order the opposer and

  applicant to give additional statements, written explanations or evidence. If the applicant or

  opposer fails to comply with the order of the Registrar within ninety days from the date of

  receipt of the order, the Registrar shall proceed to consider and decide on the opposition on

  the basis of the existing evidence.

  37. The Registrar shall in writing notify the applicant and opposer of his decision with

  the grounds thereof without delay.

  The applicant or opposer may appeal the decision of the Registrar to the Board within

  ninety days from the date of receipt of the notification. The Board shall decide the appeal

  without delay.

  38. When the Board has given its decision, the decision and the grounds thereof shall,

  without delay, in writing be notified to the applicant and opposer.

  The applicant or opposer may appeal the decision of the Board to the court within

  ninety days from the date of receipt of the decision.

  A case may be filed under paragraph two after the procedures prescribed in Section 37

  paragraph two have been taken.

  39. In the case where no appeal against the decision of the Registrar is taken within the

  period prescribed in Section 37 paragraph two or no appeal has been taken against the

  decision of the Board within the period prescribed in Section 38 paragraph two, the decision

  of the Registrar or of the Board, as the case may be, shall be final.

  40. In the case where there is no opposition under Section 35 or there is an opposition

  under Section 35 leading to a final decision or judgement that the applicant is entitled to

  registration, the Registrar shall order the registration of the trademark.

  When an order to register a trademark has been made under the first paragraph, the

  Registrar shall notify the applicant in writing and the registration fee shall be paid within

  thirty days of receipt of the notification. If the applicant fails to pay the fee within the

  prescribed period, the application shall be deemed abandoned.

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  The registration of trademarks shall be in accordance with the procedures prescribed in

  Ministerial Regulations.

  41. In the case where the opposer under Section 35 has also applied registration of a

  trademark which is identical with or similar to the trademark opposed and a final decision or

  judgement has been made to the effect that the opposer has better rights than the opposed

  applicant and if the opposer’s trademark is registrable under Section 6 and the application

  conforms to the provisions of this Act, the Registrar shall register such trademark in

  accordance with the procedures prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations without need to

  publish the application of the opposer again.

  42(13). A trademark when registered shall be deemed registered as of the date of

  application for registration. For the case under Section 28 or 28bis, the date of application in

  Thailand shall be deemed to be the date of registration of such trademark.

  43. Upon registration of a trademark, the Registrar shall issue to the applicant a

  certificate of registration in the form prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations.

  If a registration certificate is materially damaged or lost, the trademark may apply to the

  Registrar for a substitute thereof.

  The issue of a substitute of a registration certificate shall be in accordance with the rules

  and in the form prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations.

  44. Subject to Sections 27 and 68, a person who is registered as the owner of a

  trademark shall have the exclusive right to use it for the goods for which it is registered.

  45. A trademark registered without limitation of color shall be deemed to be registered

  for all colors.

  46. No person shall be entitled to bring legal proceedings to prevent or to recover

  damages for the infringement of an unregistered trademark.

  The provisions of this Section shall not affect the right of the owner of an unregistered

  trademark to bring legal proceedings against any person for passing off goods as those of the

  owner of the trademark.

  47. No registration under this Act shall interfere with any bona fide use by a person of

  his own personal name or surname or the name of his place of business or that of any of his

  predecessors in business or the use by any person of any bona fide description of the character

  or quality of his goods.

  Part 3

  Changes in Registration of Trademarks

  48. The right to a pending trademark application may be assigned or transferred by

  succession.

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  The assignment of the right to an application under the first paragraph shall be notified

  to the Registrar prior to registration by the assignor or assignee.

  In the event of the death of the application, any heir of the administrator of the estate

  shall, prior to registration, notify the Registrar in order to give effect to the right to inherit the

  application.

  The transfer or inheritance of rights to trademark applications under paragraph one shall

  be in accordance with the rules and procedures prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations.

  49. The right to registered trademark may be assigned or transferred by succession with

  or without the business concerned in the goods for which the trademark is registered.

  50. Associated trademarks may be assigned or transferred by succession only when all

  of them are assigned or transferred together.

  51. The assignment or transfer by succession of a registered trademark shall be

  registered with the Registrar.

  Applications to register the assignment or transfer by succession of trademark under the

  first paragraph shall be in accordance with the rules and procedures prescribed in the

  Ministerial Regulations.

  52. The owner of a registered trademark may request the Registrar to amend any of the

  following particulars of registration:

  (1) the specification of goods by way of canceling some items;

  (2) the name, nationality, address and occupation of the owner of the trademark and his

  agent, if any;

  (3) the office or address for communication by the Registrar;

  (4) other particulars as may be prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations.

  Applications to amend the particulars of registration under the first paragraph shall be in

  accordance with the rules and procedures prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations.

  Part 4

  Renewal and Cancellation of Trademark Registration

  53. The registration of a trademark shall have a term of ten years from the date of

  registration under Section 42 and may be renewed under Section 54.

  The term of a trademark registration under the first paragraph shall not include the

  period during which court proceedings are taken under Section 38.

  54. The owner of a trademark who wants to renew the term of his trademark

  registration shall apply to the Registrar within ninety days before the expiration of the term.

  When an application for renewal is filed within the prescribed period, the trademark shall be

  deemed registered until the Registrar orders otherwise.

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  The renewal of trademark registration shall be in accordance with the rules and

  procedures prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations.

  55. In the case where the owner of a trademark has applied for renewal within the

  period prescribed in Section 54 paragraph one, and the Registrar finds that the application

  complies with the rules and procedures prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations under

  Section 54 paragraph two, the Registrar shall renew the registration for a further period of ten

  years from the date of expiration of the registration or of the last renewal thereof, as the case

  may be.

  In the case where the owner of a trademark has applied for renewal within the period

  prescribed in Section 54 paragraph one, but the Registrar finds that the application is not in

  compliance with the rules and procedures prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations under

  Section 54 paragraph two, the Registrar shall require the owner to correct the application

  within thirty days from the date of receipt of such order and notify, without delay the owner in

  writing. If the owner does not comply with the order within the time prescribed, the Registrar

  shall order the cancellation of the trademark registration.

  In case of necessity making the owner unable to comply with the order of the Registrar

  within the period prescribed under paragraph two, the Registrar may extend the period as may

  be necessary under the circumstances.

  56. In the case where the trademark owner does not apply for renewal of the trademark

  registration within the period prescribed under Section 54 paragraph one, the registration of

  the trademark shall be deemed cancelled.

  57. The owner of a trademark may request the Registrar to cancel his trademark

  registration but in the case where the trademark is the subject of a registered license

  agreement, the consent of the license shall be required unless the license agreement provides

  otherwise.

  Requests for cancellation of a registered trademark under the first paragraph shall be in

  accordance with the rules and procedures prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations.

  58. If it appears to the Registrar that the owner of a registered trademark violates or

  fails to comply with the conditions or restrictions prescribed by the Registrar upon

  registration, the Registrar may order the cancellation of the trademark registration.

  59. If the owner or his agent ceases to have in Thailand the office or address as

  registered, the Registrar shall order the cancellation of the trademark registration.

  If the Registrar has a reasonable cause to believe that the owner of a registered

  trademark or his agent has ceased to have the office or address in Thailand as registered, the

  Registrar shall notify the owner or his agent in writing at the register office or address to give

  a written explanation to the Registrar within fifteen days from the date of receipt of the

  notification.

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  If no reply is received within the period prescribed in paragraph two, the Registrar shall

  publish that the trademark is to be cancelled in accordance with the procedures prescribed in

  the Ministerial Regulations.

  If still no reply is received within fifteen days from the date of publication under

  paragraph three, the Registrar shall order the cancellation of the trademark registration.

  60. An order to cancel a trademark registration under Section 55 paragraph two,

  Section 58 or 59 paragraph one, stating the grounds therefor, shall be notified in writing to the

  proprietor without delay.

  The trademark owner may appeal the Registrar’s order under the first paragraph to the

  Board within ninety days from the date of receipt of the notification. If no appeal is filed

  within the period prescribed, the order of the Registrar shall be deemed final.

  Decisions of the Board under paragraph two shall be final.

  61(14). An interested person or the Registrar may petition the Board to order the

  cancellation of any trademark if it appears that at the time of registration the trademark:

  (1) was not distinctive under Section 7;

  (2) contained or consisted of a prohibitory characteristics under Section 8;

  (3) was identical with a trademark registered by another person for goods of the same

  class or of different class with the same character;

  (4) was so similar to a trademark registered by another person that the public might be

  confused or misled as to the owner or origin of the goods for goods of the same class or of

  different class with the same character.

  62. Any person who is of the opinion that any trademark is contrary to public order or

  good morality or to public policy may petition the Board to cancel the trademark registration.

  63. Any interested person or the Registrar may petition the Board to cancel a trademark

  registration if it is proved that at the time of registration the owner of the trademark had no

  bona fide intention to use the trademark with the goods for which it was registered and in fact

  there was no bona fide use whatsoever of the trademark for such goods or that during the

  three years prior to the petition for cancellation there was no bona fide use of the trademark

  for the goods for which it was registered unless the owner can prove that such non-use was

  due to special circumstances in the trade and not to an intention not to use or to abandon the

  trademark for the goods for which it was registered.

  64. After the receipt of a petition under Sections 61, 62, or 63, the Board shall, in

  writing, notify the owner and licensees, if any, to submit a reply to the Board within sixty

  days from the date of receipt of the notification of the Board.

  65. An order of the Board to cancel or not to cancel a trademark registration under

  Sections 61, 62, or 63 shall, without delay, be notified in writing to the petitioner for

  cancellation, the owner of the trademark and licensee, if any.

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  The petitioner for cancellation, the trademark owner or licensees may appeal the order

  of the Board under the first paragraph to the court within ninety days from the date of receipt

  of the notification. If no appeal is filed within the prescribed period, the order of the Board

  shall be deemed final.

  66. Any interested person or the Registrar may petition the Court to cancel a registered

  trademark by showing that at the time of filing the legal action the trademark had become

  common to the trade for certain kinds or classes of goods to the extent that to the trade or in

  the public eye the trademark had lost its meaning as a trademark.

  67. Within five years from the date of the Registrar’s order to register a trademark

  under Section 40, any interested person may petition the court to cancel a trademark

  registration by showing that he has better rights in the trademark than the person registered as

  its owner.

  If the petitioner can prove that he has better rights for only some of the goods of the

  class in which the mark has been registered, the court shall restrict the registration to the

  goods that the petitioner cannot prove that he has better rights than the trademark owner.

  Part 5

  Trademark Licensing

  68. The owner of a registered trademark may license another person to use the

  trademark for all or some of the goods for which the trademark is registered.

  Trademark license agreements under the first paragraph shall be in writing and

  registered with the Registrar.

  Applications to register a license agreement under paragraph two shall comply with the

  rules and procedures prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations and shall show at least the

  following particulars:

  (1) conditions or terms between the trademark owner and licensee to insure effective

  control by the registered owner of the trademark over the quality of the goods of the licensee;

  (2) the goods for which the trademark is to be used.

  69. In the case where the Registrar finds that Section 68 would not cause the public to

  be confused or misled and is not contrary to public order or morality or to public policy, the

  Registrar shall order registration of the agreement and for such purposes may impose

  conditions or restrictions. But if the Registrar finds that the license agreement will confuse or

  mislead the public or is contrary to public order or morality or to public policy, the Registrar

  shall refuse to register the license.

  Orders of the Registrar under the first paragraph shall be promptly notified in writing to

  the owner of the trademark and persons who have applied to be registered as licensees. In the

  case where the Registrar has imposed conditions or restrictions or has refused registration, the

  said persons shall also be informed of the reasons such refuse.

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  The trademark owner or licensee applicant may appeal the order of the Registrar under

  the first paragraph to the Board within ninety days from the date of receipt of the notification.

  If no appeal is filed within the prescribed period, the order shall be deemed final.

  Decisions of the Board under paragraph three shall be final.

  70. The use of the trademark on goods by the licensee in his business shall be deemed

  as the use by the trademark owner.

  71. The trademark owner together with the licensee may apply to the Registrar to

  amend the registration of a trademark license agreement in respect of the goods covered by

  the license or other conditions and restrictions included by the owner and Section 69 shall

  apply mutatis mutandis.

  The application to amend the registration of a license agreement under the first

  paragraph shall comply with the rules and procedures prescribed in the Ministerial

  Regulations.

  72. The trademark owner together with the licensee may apply to the Registrar to

  cancel the registration of a license agreement.

  Either the trademark owner or the licensee may apply to the Registrar to cancel the

  registration of a license agreement if it can be proved to have expired.

  Any interested person or the Registrar may petition the Board to cancel the registration

  of a trademark license agreement if it is shown that:—

  (1) the use of the trademark by the licensee has confused or misled the public or is

  contrary to public order or morality or to public policy, or

  (2) the trademark owner can no longer exercise effective control over the quality of the

  goods under the license.

  Cancellation of trademark licenses under this Section shall comply with the rules and

  procedures prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations.

  73. After the receipt of an application under Section 72 paragraph two or three, the

  Registrar or Board, as the case may be, in writing shall notify the trademark owner or

  licensee, as the case may be, to submit a reply within a prescribed period of not less than

  fifteen nor more than sixty days from the date of receipt of the notification.

  In considering applications under Sections 71 and 72, the Registrar or Board, as the case

  may be, may require any person concerned to submit evidence or additional information.

  74(15). When an order is made under Section 72 paragraph two by the Registrar, the

  order together with the grounds thereof shall be promptly notified in writing to the trademark

  owner and licensees. The order shall take effect from the date of receipt of the notification.

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  The trademark owner and licensee may appeal the order of the Registrar under the first

  paragraph to the Board within ninety days from the receipt of the notification. If no appeal is

  submitted within the prescribed period, the order of the Registrar shall be deemed final.

  Decisions of the Board under paragraph two shall be final.

  75. Orders of the Board under Section 72 paragraph three, together with grounds

  thereof shall be promptly notified in writing to the trademark owner, licensees, petitioning

  interested person and Registrar. Such orders shall take effect from the date of receipt of the

  notification.

  The interested person or the Registrar may appeal the order to the Board to the court

  within ninety days from the date of receipt of the notification. If no appeal is submitted

  within the prescribed period, the order of the Board shall be deemed final.

  76. If a trademark registration is cancelled, the licensing of such a trademark shall also

  cease to have effect.

  77. If not otherwise provided in the license agreement, the trademark owner shall have

  the right to use the trademark himself and to license persons other than such licensee to use

  the mark.

  78. If not otherwise provided in the license agreement, the licensee shall have the right

  to use the trademark throughout the country for all the goods for which the trademark is

  registered and for the entire term of the trademark registration and its renewals.

  79. If not otherwise provided in the license agreement, the licensee may not transfer the

  license to third persons nor sublicense others to use the trademark.

  Chapter II

  Service And Certification Marks

  80. The provision concerning trademarks shall apply to service marks mutatis mutandis

  and the word “goods” in those provisions shall mean “services”

  81. Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, the provisions concerning trademarks

  shall apply to certification marks mutatis mutandis.

  82. The applicant for registration of a certification mark, in addition to complying with

  the provisions on registration of trademarks, shall:—

  (1) submit the regulations on use of the certification mark together with the application

  for registration and

  (2) demonstrate an ability to certify the characteristics of the goods or services as

  provided in the regulations under (1).

  The regulations under (1) shall indicate the origin, composition, method of production,

  quality or other characteristics which are to be certified including the rule, procedures and

  conditions for authorizing use of the certification mark.

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  83. The Registrar may require the applicant for registration of a certification mark to

  amend the regulations on use of the certification mark as he may think fit within sixty days of

  the date of receipt of the order and shall in writing promptly notify the applicant of the order

  with the grounds therefor. Sections 18 and 19 shall apply to appeals against orders of the

  Registrar mutatis mutandis.

  84. If the Registrar is of the opinion that the applicant for registration of a certification

  mark does not have sufficient ability to certify the characteristics of the goods or services as

  provided in the regulations on use of the certification mark or that registration of the

  certification mark would not be in the public interest, the Registrar shall refuse registration

  and shall in writing promptly notify the applicant of the order with the grounds of the refuse.

  Sections 18 and 19 shall apply to appeals against orders of the Registrar mutatis mutandis.

  85. In the publication of an application for registration of a certification mark, the

  Registrar shall indicate the essential elements of the regulations on use of the certification

  mark.

  86. The owner of a registered certification mark may apply to amend the regulations on

  use of the certification mark provided the public interest is not thereby affected.

  Amendments under the first paragraph shall comply with the rules and procedures

  prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations.

  87. If the Registrar is that an amendment of the regulations under Section 86 are

  acceptable, the Registrar shall order the registration and the publication of the essential

  elements of the regulations as amended.

  The Registrar shall in writing notify the owner of the certification mark of the order to

  advertise the amendment under the first paragraph without delay.

  88. If the Registrar is of the opinion that the regulations as amended under Section 86

  are not acceptable, the Registrar shall refuse registration and in writing promptly notify the

  owner of the certification mark giving the grounds therefor,.

  89. The owner of the certification mark or any person who has been or will be

  prejudiced by an order of the Registrar under Section 87 or 88 may appeal the order to the

  Board within ninety days from the date of publication under Section 87 or from the date of

  receipt of the Registrar’s order under Section 88, as the case may be.

  The decision of the Board under the first paragraph shall be final.

  90. The owner of a registered certification mark may not use the mark on his own

  goods or services and may not license other persons to act as certifier by authorizing the use

  of the certification mark.

  91. The authorization of others to use a certification mark for goods or services shall be

  in writing and signed by the owner of the certification mark.

  92. The right to a registered certification mark may be transferred when:—

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  (1) the transferred has been approved by the Registrar on a showing by the transferee

  that he has sufficient ability to certify the characteristics of the goods or services as indicated

  in the regulations on use of the certification mark,

  (2) the transfer is in writing, and

  (3) is registered by the Registrar.

  In cases where the Registrar does not give approval or refuses to register the transfer,

  Section 84 shall apply mutatis mutandis.

  Applications for approval to transfer rights and for registration of the transfer under the

  first paragraph shall comply with the rules and procedures prescribed in the Ministerial

  Regulations.

  93. The right to certification mark shall terminate when the owner dies or loses its

  status of a juristic person.

  Chapter III

  Collective marks

  94. Except for the provisions of Chapter I, Part 5, the provisions concerning trademarks

  shall apply to collective marks mutatis mutandis.

  Chapter IV

  Trademark Board

  95(16). There shall be a committee called the Trademark Board composed of the

  Director-General of the Department of Intellectual Property as chairman, the Secretary

  General of the Juridical Council or his representative, the Attorney-General or his

  representative and no fewer than eight nor more than twelve other qualified persons in the

  fields of law or commerce with the experience in intellectual property or trademarks

  appointed by the Council of Ministers as members.

  The qualified person members under the first paragraph, at least one third of such

  members shall be appointed from members of the private sector.

  The Board may appoint any person to be secretary or assistant secretary.

  96(17). The Board shall have the following powers and duties:—

  (1) to decide appeals against orders or decisions of the Registrar under this Act;

  (2) to consider and order on the petition for cancellation of trademarks, service marks,

  certification marks, collective marks or trademark license agreements under this Act;

  (3) to advise and counsel the Minister on the issue of Ministerial Regulations and

  notifications under this Act;

  (4) to consider other matters assigned by the Minister.

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  97. Members of the Board appointed by the Council of Ministers shall serve for a term

  of four years.

  The term for interim appointees, whether appointed as additional members or

  replacement members, shall be for the unexpired term of the previously appointed members.

  A member whose term has expired may be reappointed.

  98. Apart from vacating office at the expiration of their term under Section 97,

  members of the Board appointed by the Council of Ministers shall vacate office upon:—

  (1) death,

  (2) resignation,

  (3) dismissal by the Council of Ministers,

  (4) being adjudged bankrupt,

  (5) being adjudged incompetent or quasi-incompetent,

  (6) imprisonment under a final sentence of imprisonment unless for an offence of

  negligence or a petty offence.

  99(18). A quorum for meetings of the Board shall consist of at least one-half of the total

  number of members.

  If the chairman does not attend or is not at the place of meeting, the meeting shall elect

  one of the members chairman for the meeting.

  Decisions of the Board shall be by majority vote, each member having one vote. In

  case of a tied vote, the chairman of the meeting shall have an additional casting vote.

  The member of the Board who has certain interest in a matter under consideration under

  Section 96 (1) or (2) shall not attend the meeting on the matter.

  99bis(19). In performing its under Section 96 (1) and (2), the Board may appoint one or

  more specialized committees to examine appeals against orders or decisions of the Registrar

  under this Act. When the examination has been completed, the committee shall submit a

  report to the Board for issuing an order or rendering a decision.

  The provisions of Section 99 shall apply to the meeting of specialized committees

  mutatis mutandis.

  100. The Board may appoint sub-committees to consider or do whatever may be

  assigned by the Board.

  Section 99 shall apply to meetings of sub-committees mutatis mutandis.

  101(20). Appeals against orders and decisions of the Registrar and petitions for

  cancellation of trademarks, service marks, certification marks, collective marks and trademark

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  or service mark license agreements under this Act shall be submitted to the Registrar in the

  forms prescribed by the Director-General.

  The procedure for deciding appeals and petitions for cancellation of trademarks under

  the first paragraph shall be as prescribed by the Board.

  102. In the performance of its duties under this Act, the Board may inquire in writing or

  summon the Registrar, appellants or other persons concerned to give information,

  explanations or opinions or to submit relevant documents or other evidence for consideration.

  Chapter V

  Miscellaneous

  103. Any person shall be entitled, during office hours, to inspect the register of

  trademarks, service marks, certification marks and collective marks and files thereof, to obtain

  copies or certified copies of documents and apply for certification by the Registrar of

  particular of registration on payment of the fees prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations.

  104. Summonses, notices and other communications to an applicant, opposer, owner of

  a registered trademark, service mark, certification mark or collective mark, licensee or any

  other person pursuant to this Act shall be sent by registered acknowledgement mail to the

  office or address given in the application for registration or as registered, as the case may be.

  If the delivery by the means set forth in the first paragraph is not possible, service may

  be made by an officer or by again sending by registered acknowledgement mail. If service is

  by an officer, if the recipient is not present, the communication may be delivered to any

  person of legal age who lives or works in the office or at the address or it may posted in a

  conspicuous place at the office or address of the recipient.

  Seven days after delivery by the means set forth in paragraph two have elapsed, the

  communication shall be deemed to have been received by the addressee.

  105. For the purpose of filing cases to the court or legal proceedings concerning

  trademarks, service marks, certification marks or collective marks under this Act, if the

  applicant or owner is not domiciled in Thailand, the office or address of the person or his

  agent given in the application or registration shall be deemed the domicile of such person.

  106. In the case where the Registrar petitions the Board to order the cancellation of a

  trademark, service mark, certification mark or collective mark or the cancellation of a

  trademark or service mark license agreement, the Registrar shall be exempt from the payment

  of fees under this Act.

  106bis(21). In performing his duties under this Act, the Registrar or competent officer

  shall have the following powers:

  (1) To enter the place of business, place of production, place of distribution, place of

  purchasing and place of storage of any business operator or person, or any place in which he

  has a reasonable ground for suspecting that a violation of the provisions of this Act is likely to

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  occur, or to enter a vehicle of any person, or order the owner or operator of a vehicle to stop

  or park to make inspection for the enforcement of this Act or to make a search or seizure of

  evidence or property forfeitable under this Act, or to arrest in the following circumstances:

  (a) where a flagrant offence is being committed in a place or vehicle;

  (b) a person having committed a flagrant offence has, while being pursued, taken

  refuge or there is a serious ground for suspecting that such person is concealing in the place or

  vehicle;

  (c) where there is a reasonable ground for suspecting that evidence or property

  forfeitable under this Act is kept in the place or vehicle, having a legitimate reason to believe

  that by reason of the delay in obtaining a warrant of search the evidence or property is likely

  to be removed, concealed, destroyed or altered from its original conditions;

  (d) when a person to be arrested is the owner of the place or vehicle and the arrest is

  made with a warrant of arrest or can be made without such a warrant.

  For such purposes, he shall have the power to inquire or require the business operator,

  owner or operator of the vehicle or persons concerned to submit books of accounts,

  registration documents, other documents or evidence, and also order the persons in such a

  place or vehicle to act or perform as it is necessary.

  (1) In cases where there is clear evidence to believe that any provision of this Act is

  violated, to seize or confiscate goods, vehicle, documents or other evidence in connection

  with such violation. In such a case, he shall report to the Director-General for his approval

  within three days and shall comply with the rules and procedures prescribed by the

  Director-General with the approval of the Council of Ministers.

  106ter(22). In performing the duties under Section 106bis, the Registrar and competent

  officer shall produce his identification to the persons concerned.

  The identification card under the first paragraph shall be in the form prescribed by the

  Minister in the Government Gazette.

  106quarter(23). In performing his duties under this Act, the Registrar and competent

  officer shall be the competent official under the Criminal Code.

  Chapter VI

  Penalties

  107. Any person who makes a false statement to the Registrar or Board in an

  application, opposition or other document filed concerning an application for registration,

  amendment of a registration, renewal of a registration or cancellation of the registration of a

  trademark, service mark, certification mark or collective mark or a license pertaining to a

  trademark or service mark shall be liable to imprisonment not exceeding six months or a fine

  not exceeding ten thousand baht or both.

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  108. Any person who counterfeits a trademark, service mark, certification mark or

  collective mark registered in Thailand by another person shall be liable to imprisonment not

  exceeding four years or a fine of not exceeding four hundred thousand baht or both.

  109. Any person who imitates a trademark, service mark, certification mark or

  collective mark registered in the Kingdom by another person in order to mislead the public

  into believing that it is the trademark, service mark, certification mark or collective mark of

  such other person shall be liable to imprisonment not exceeding two years or a fine of not

  exceeding two hundred thousand baht or both.

  110. Any person who:

  (1) imports, distributes, offers for distribution or has in possession for distribution

  goods bearing a counterfeit trademark, service mark, certification mark or collective mark

  under Section 108 or an imitation trademark, service mark, certification mark or collective

  mark under Section 109, or

  (2) gives or offers a service under a counterfeit service mark, certification mark or

  collective mark under Section 108 or an imitation service mark, certification mark or

  collective mark under Section 109, shall be liable to the penalties provided in those Sections.

  111. Any person who:

  (1) represents as registered in Thailand a trademark, service mark, certification mark or

  collective mark which is not so registered,

  (2) distributes or has in possession for distribution goods bearing a trademark or

  certification mark under (1) which he knows to be falsely represented, or

  (3) gives or offers a service under a service mark, certification mark or collective mark

  under (1) which he knows to be falsely represented, shall be liable to imprisonment not

  exceeding one year or fine of not exceeding twenty thousand baht or both.

  112. Any person who violates Section 90 shall be liable to a fine not exceeding twenty

  thousand baht.

  112bis(24). Any person who obstructs the Registrar or Competent officer in the exercise

  of his functions under Section 106bis shall be liable to imprisonment not exceeding one year

  or a fine not exceeding twenty thousand baht or both.

  112ter(25). Any person who fails to provide convenience to the Registrar or competent

  officer in the exercise of his functions under Section 106bis shall be liable to imprisonment

  not exceeding one month or a fine not exceeding two thousand baht or both.

  113. The penalty for an offence under this Act committed within five years from the

  date of passing the punishment for another offence under this Act shall be doubled.

  114(26). In the event an offender liable under this Act is a juristic person, if the offence

  is committed by an order, act, failure to give an order or failure to act as required by his duties

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  as a director, manager or any person responsible for the operation of such juristic person, shall

  also be liable to the penalty prescribed for such offence.

  115. All goods which are imported for distribution or had in possession for distribution

  in violation of this Act shall be confiscated whether or not anyone has been convicted of the

  offence.

  116. If there is clear evidence someone is committing or is about to commit an act

  under Section 108, 109 or 110, the owner of the trademark, service mark, certification mark or

  collective mark may apply to the court to stop or refrain from such act.

  Provisional Measures

  117. Trademarks which have been and continue to be registered under Trademarks Act

  B.E. 2474 on the date of entry into force of this Act shall be deemed trademarks under this

  Act.

  118. The trademark Board under the Trademarks Act B.E. 2474 in office on the date of

  entry into force of this Act shall, for not more than sixty days, continue to exercise their

  functions until there is a trademark Board under this Act.

  119. All applications for trademark registration, applications to amend registrations,

  applications to transfer rights to trademarks and applications to renew trademarks submitted

  under the Trademarks Act B.E. 2474, if, prior to the date of entry into force of this Act, the

  Registrar:

  (1) has not given any order with respect thereto, shall be treated as having been

  submitted under this Act and further action shall be taken under this Act;

  (2) has given any order with respect thereto, shall be further processed under the

  Trademarks Act B.E. 2474 until the matter becomes final.

  120. On applying for renewal of a trademark registered under the Trademarks Act B.E.

  2474 in respect of all goods in any class, the owner shall clearly specify the kinds of goods for

  which protection is desired. In such case, the provisions of Section 9 shall apply mutatis

  mutandis.

  121. Appeals against orders or decisions of the Registrar and oppositions under the

  Trademarks Act B.E. 2474 which are pending prior to the date of entry into force of this Act

  shall be governed by the Trademarks Act B.E. 2474 until they become final.

  122. Periods of time for submitting appeals, oppositions, counterstatements and

  notifications to the Registrar that agreement has been reached or legal proceedings filed under

  the Trademarks Act B.E. 2474 if not yet elapsed prior to the date of entry into force of this

  Act shall be counted anew from the date this Act comes into force.

  . All Ministerial Regulations, notifications, rules and orders issued under the

  Trademarks Act B.E. 2474 shall continue in effect insofar as they are not contrary to or

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  inconsistent with this Act until the Ministerial Regulations and notifications issued under this

  Act become effective.

  Schedule of Fees

  Baht

  (1) An applications for registration of a trademark, service for each kind of

  500

  100

  mark, certification mark or collective mark

  goods or Service

  per centimeter

  (2) Printing block for a trademark, service mark,

  certification mark or collective mark exceeding 5 cm. of excess

  in length or width (Fraction of a centimeter shall be

  counted as a centimeter.)

  (3) Opposition to application under (1)

  each

  1,000

  1,000

  (4) An application to assign a pending trademark service

  mark, certification mark or collective mark

  per application

  (5) Registration of a trademark, service mark, certification for each kind of

  300

  mark or collective mark

  goods or service

  each

  (6) A substitute of a certificate of registration

  100

  (7) Application to register assignment or transfer by

  succession of a trademark, service mark, certification

  mark or collective mark

  per application

  1,000

  (8) Amendment of particulars in a trademark registration

  under (5)

  per application

  200

  (9) Renewal of a registration under (5)

  for each kind of

  goods or service

  1,000

  (10) Petition to the Board to cancel a registration under (5) each

  500

  500

  (11) Application to register a trademark or service mark

  license

  per application

  (12) Registration of a trademark or service mark license

  agreement

  per agreement

  1,000

  (13) Amendment of particular in registration under (12)

  (14) Application to cancel registration under (12)

  (15) Amendment of applications under (1) (7) or (11)

  (16) Application to amend certification mark regulations

  per application

  per application

  per request

  200

  200

  100

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  Baht

  a) prior to registration of the mark

  b) after registration of the mark

  per application

  per application

  100

  200

  (17) Appeal

  a) against an order of the Registrar

  under Sections 16, 17, 27 or a

  decision of the Registrar under

  Section 37

  each

  2,000

  b) under other Sections

  each

  1,000

  100

  (1) Application to examine the register and files (Fraction per hour

  of an hour shall be counted as one hour)

  (2) Request for certified extract from the register of

  trademark, service mark, certification mark or

  collective mark

  per set

  200

  10

  (3) Request to make photocopies of documents

  per page

  (4) Application for certified copies of documents in the

  same matter

  a) of not more than 10 pages

  b) of more than 10 pages

  per page

  10

  per document

  100

  (1) Application for certification concerning particulars of each

  50

  registration

  (2) Any other application

  per application

  100

  (1) published in the Government Gazette Vol. 108, Part 199 on November 15, 1991

  (2 – 26) as revised by the Trademark Act (No. 2) B.E. 2543

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