Category: Company Registration

Notary Public in Thailand

In many countries, a notary public is an official who is licensed by the government to authenticate signatures or documents, and witness affidavits or statements of persons under oath. In general, a Thailand notary public has no authority to act when not in the jurisdiction of the government where the notary is licensed. Notarization of […]

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How to Start a Business in Thailand

If you want to start a business in Thailand, you can set up your business in a number of ways. If you have an international business, you may wish to set up a Thai branch office, Thai representative office or Thai regional office to take advantage of local business opportunities and possible tax advantages. Sole […]

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Foreign Business Licenses

According to Section 17 of the Foreign Business Act, B.E. 2542 (1999), foreigners may apply for a license to operate businesses that would normally be prohibited to them under Lists 2 and 3 of the Act. Between March 3, 2000 to February 29, 2012, a total of 2,928 licenses were issued to foreigners (1,091 licenses […]

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Registering a Trademark in Thailand, Part 2

The previous article discussed Section 6 of the Trademark Act of of B.E. 2534 (1991), as amended until B.E. 2543 (2000), which listed the criteria for determining whether a trademark was registrable. In short, Thai law allows for a trademark to be registered if it is distinctive, not prohibited by law, and not the same […]

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Registering Trademarks in Thailand

The trademark is an important legal concept in the world of business and commerce. Trademarks allow companies to distinguish their goods and services from competitors and thereby enhance the goodwill of the public towards their particular brand. Accordingly, trademark law seeks to protect both consumers, by allowing them to identify the origin of products sold […]

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Abandonment of Business in Thailand (Article 1273/1)

If the company fails to submit the financial statement three years in a row, there is a possibility that the officer might consider the company as abandoned and struck the company’s name off the record. The step of striking the company’s name off the record is seen in article 1273/1 as read: “Where the registrar […]

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Ordinary and Extraordinary Shareholders Meeting

Both ordinary meeting and extraordinary meeting are a shareholders meeting. The differences are that the ordinary meeting shall be held in two cases. The first ordinary meeting is held within six months after the business is incorporated, the following ordinary meetings are held after the first ordinary meeting and will be held at least once […]

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Factory License in Thailand Overview

There are three (3) types of factory under Factory Act, B.E. 2535 (1992). The first type of factory can operate or manufacture any time upon their wish. However, the manufacturer has to follow the regulation under ministerial regulations. The second type of factory, even there is no need to ask for permission before any manufacturing, the […]

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Abandonment of Business: An Overview

Once the business is incorporated, the company has many duties as a juristic person, business entity, to be followed. Those duties are specified in the Thailand Civil and Commercial Code. One of the most important duties is submitting a financial statement, a balance-sheet, every year. As read in article 1196 of TCCC “A balance-sheet must […]

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Non-Tax Privileges under the (BOI) Board of Investment in Thailand

When the applicant is informed of the writing approval notification by the office of Board of Investment, the applicant will be also be given the detailed conditions, privileges, and benefits from the Board of Investment in writing. Whether the promoted project is granted, the tax privileges or non-tax privileges or both depends on the type […]

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