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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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Condominium Ownership by Foreigners

Buying condominium in Thailand is a particularly attractive option for foreigners wishing to reside in Thailand since, unlike the ownership of land, Thai law does not prevent foreigners from gaining freehold ownership of condominium units. However, Thai law still restricts foreign ownership of condominium units to the extent that it prohibits foreigners from owning more […]

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Recognition of Foreign Divorce in Thailand for US Citizens

There is a great number of Americans married to foreigners. As such, there are also numerous divorces applied for and granted to Americans in foreign jurisdictions. There is no legal obligation for states to recognize foreign judgments of divorce issued by other countries. However, most states in the US recognize divorces granted to its citizens […]

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The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in the Thailand Context

Americans doing business in Thailand must remember that they are not only subjected to Thai law but that in certain situations, U.S. laws still apply as well. For example, U.S. employment laws, environmental laws, antitrust laws, and tax laws all potentially apply to American companies doing business abroad. However, one of the most important laws […]

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ASEAN Economic Community: An Update on the Current Challenges Facing the Economic Integration

The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) has been the buzzword in the political and business arena for some time. With 2015 fast approaching, governments in all the ASEAN countries are rapidly assessing their progress in line with the AEC 2015 blueprint. Thailand is, by no means, any different. Regarded in the region as the center, in […]

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BOI Promotion of the Motion Picture Industry

Thailand has been thriving as a destination for film production companies. Its beautiful natural scenery, exotic locale, and cheaper production costs make it an attractive option for many foreign filmmakers. Another reason is that Thailand already has a developed film production infrastructure in place, which makes it less necessary to import equipment from outside the […]

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Foundation in Thailand Overview

In Thailand, registration of a foundation is mainly governed by “The Civil and Commercial code, B.E. 2535 (1992)” and “The Ministerial Regulations of Regulations, Operation and Registration of the Foundation B.E. 2545 (2002)”. Article 110 of TCCC specifies a foundation as “A foundation consists of property specially appropriated to a public charity, religious affairs, art, […]

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Importance of Dowry in Thai Marriage

Deeply rooted in Thai culture is the system of showing respect to the parents and family of the Thai bride by proving that the groom can fully support his would-be wife, be a good provider and husband. This is through the so-called Thai Dowry system, more commonly known as “Sin Sodt”. This system has been linked […]

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Grounds for Divorce in Thailand

When the marriage has turned the other way and no matter how much effort the spouses exert to keep the marriage intact, there are times when nothing will work and the best solution the spouses feel is the right thing to do is file a divorce. This resort is accepted in Thailand and there are […]

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