Exemption of Surcharge for Trademark Renewal and Patent Annual Fee for the year 2022

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On 24 January 2022, Cabinet has approved Draft Ministerial Regulations in relation to the exemption of official surcharge fee of trademark and patent which the owner/holder will have to pay additional charges in case the trademark registration is not renewed and patent annual fee is not paid within the time stipulated by law. This aims to reduce the burden and to relieve the suffering economic effect caused by COVID-19.

No.MatterExemption of SurchargeEffective date
First DraftTrademark, service mark, certification mark, and collective mark renewal feeExempts 20 percent of the surcharge for late filing of renewal in the grace period.Effective from the day following the date of its publication in the Government Gazette until 30 September 2022.
Second DraftPatent and petty patent annual feeExempts 30 percent of the surcharge for late payment of the patent/ petty patent annual fee in the grace period.

Remark:

  1. These two ministerial regulations have no effect on extending the application submission period and the payment of renewal/annual fees.
  2. Trademark owner and patents and petty patents’ holder must submit renewal/ annual fee application form and the renewal/annual fee must be paid within the time specified by law.

Somphob Rodboon
Managing Partner
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ILAWASIA Co., Ltd.

Nattaya Mahakunakorn
Senior Associate
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ILAWASIA Co., Ltd.

Patthariya Sirinunthaphapakorn
Associate
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ILAWASIA Co., Ltd.

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