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April 19, 2011

Anti-counterfeiting 2008 – A Global Guide, Thailand Chapter

World Trademark Review

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 ability to adapt and evolve, thus allowing them to withstand these efforts at suppression. Since 2006 each year over 2,000 cases—mainly relating to trademark infringement—have been brought to justice, but still large numbers of counterfeit goods continue to reach the market and are exported to other countries. Infringement activities are frequently related to other crimes, such as illegal immigration, child labor, and money laundering. This results in a complex web of interrelated legal, economic, and social problems.

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