|July 3, 2015||
When determining whether trademarks are identical or similar, trademark registrars and the Board of Trademarks used to be very consistent in their decision-making. In most cases, if a registrar...
|July 1, 2015||
Protection for Well-Known Trademarks in Myanmar (Publication)
Darani Vachanavuttivong, Yuwadee Thean-ngarm
Myanmar still has no Trademark Act—a law was expected to come into effect in 2013, but was then postponed with as yet no firm date as to when it will be enacted. Despite this, many rights holders...
|June 29, 2015||
Kien Trung Trinh, Tu Ngoc Trinh
Kien Trung Trinh, senior attorney-at-law, and Tu Ngoc Trinh, attorney-at-law, in Tilleke & Gibbins’ Hanoi office, have co-authored the Vietnam chapter of The International Comparative...
|June 26, 2015||
In Franz Kafka's novel The Castle, the protagonist tries in vain to get in touch with a mysterious group of administrators who run a small village from a castle. The character is...
|June 22, 2015||
When registering a trademark in Thailand, applicants often face obstacles both in proving trademark distinctiveness and in avoiding citations for similarity to preexisting marks. Although the Thai...
|June 18, 2015||
New Customs Enforcement Regime (Publication)
Linh Duy Mai
On January 30, 2015, the Ministry of Finance introduced Circular 13/2015/TT-BTC guiding the implementation of regulations in the new Law on Customs on Customs enforcement against IP infringement....
|June 12, 2015||
We are approaching the halfway mark of 2015, and many in the international business community—particularly those with investments in Southeast Asia—have questions about the current status of the...
|June 3, 2015||
Global Agriculture Law (1st Ed.) – Vietnam Chapter (Publication)
Kien Trung Trinh, Dung Thi Kim Vu, Linh Duy Mai
Global Agriculture Law (1st Ed.), a guide that presents a Q&A-style overview of agriculture law in 22 jurisdictions around the world, has been published. The Vietnam chapter of the...
|June 3, 2015||
Global Agriculture Law (1st Ed.) – Thailand Chapter (Publication)
The first edition of Global Agriculture Law, a Q&A-style guide that provides detailed overviews of agriculture law worldwide, has been published. The guide covers key practical issues...
|May 29, 2015||
Completing Your Construction Project in Thailand (Publication)
Before you embark on designing and building your dream home—or business—in Thailand, pause for a moment. As exciting and full of potential as your...