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April 19, 2011

Political Uncertainty Affects IP Owners

Thailand: IP Developments, Tilleke & Gibbins Client Newsletter

Ever since the military coup of 2006, Thailand has been subject to many dis­ruptions. The Council for National Security dissolved the constitution and appointed an interim civilian govern­ment in which retired civil servants were responsible for the management of each ministry. This government has taken a number of steps—particularly the issuance of compulsory licenses on certain pharmaceutical products—that are jeopardizing Thailand’s investment climate and its trade relations with the United States. This article examines the government’s incoherent and disjointed IP policies.

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