- What are the main requirements for Patent/Petty-Patent?
Under the Thai patent Act B.E.2522(1979) , the amended patent Act(No.2) B.E. 2535(1992) and the amended patent Act(No.3) B.E.2542(1999).
Patent shall be granted for:
a: any inventions which are new , involve an inventive step and capable of industrial application.
b: any designs which are new for industry including handicraft.
Petty-Patent shall be granted for any inventions, which are new and capable of industrial application.
- What should I avoid doing before filing my patent/petty-patent application?
If you decide you might want to apply for a patent you should not publicly disclose your invention /design before you have filed your application since this could prevent the grant of patent or could invalid a grant of patent.
- Who may obtain a patent/ petty-patent?
The inventor/designer or the employer of those who invented/designed or assignee may obtain a patent. If the inventor/designer collaborated with someone else that person may be named in patent application.
- May a foreigner apply for a Thai patent/ petty-patent?
Yes, but he must be:
a: a nationality of a country which is an associate member of Convention or Agreement concerning the Protection of Patent which Thai also is an associate member.
b: a nationality of a country which allows persons of Thai nationality or a juristic person who has a head office in Thailand to apply for patent in that country.
c: a domicile or in between industrially or commercially by reality in Thailand or a country which is an associate member of Convention or Agreement concern