The 3rd edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Patents provides practical cross-border insight into patent law, across 31 jurisdictions, and is presented in Q&A form. Nandana Indananda and Nuttaphol Arammuang, partner and attorney-at-law in the Tilleke & Gibbins intellectual property team, have contributed to this year’s chapter on patent law in Thailand.
The chapter predominantly covers patent enforcement: the process of how and before which tribunals patents can be enforced against an infringer; an overview of the pre-trial procedural stages; the differences between criminal proceedings and civil proceedings; and the preceding events and circumstances that can and might occur (ranging from disclosure of evidence to invalidity of a patent). The chapter also provides some detail about licensing and compulsory licenses, as well as patent terms, patent prosecution, border control measures, antitrust laws, and any other significant developments in relation to patents, in Thailand, in the last year and expected in the future.
This article appeared in the 2013 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Patents, published by Global Legal Group Ltd., London. www.iclg.co.uk