With increasing international trade and borderless transactions over the Internet, the theft of intellectual property has become more profitable and pervasive. Now more than ever, defining and protecting innovation and creativity are strategic bottom line issues.
At Baker & McKenzie, we understand the issues as well as the stakes. Patents, trademarks, and copyrights are the foundation of many major businesses, and critical assets in many more. We help some of the world’s most prominent intellectual property (IP) owners identify, manage and protect their IP assets in Thailand and the Asia Pacific region. We also provide proactive and innovative solutions in all areas of Thai IP law. We can help with:
- IP enforcement – Arranging market surveys and investigations, coordinating with police and government departments and lobbying government agencies involved in IPR enforcement; conducting major raids against manufacturers, screening facilities, printing and storage facilities; litigating IP cases in the Intellectual Property & International Trade Court
- IP portfolio management – Conducting trade/service mark searches, registrations, oppositions and cancellations; recording copyrights in Thailand and abroad; advising on the protection of copyright works; assisting with patent, petty patent and design registrations
- Commercial IP matters – Handling the licensing of IP, providing advice on all legal aspects of franchising, setting up distributorship arrangements, providing advice on distributorship concerns; negotiating and drafting all kinds of IP-related agreements such as franchise, distributorship, patent, and trademark license and sub-license agreements