Category Archives: Intellectual Property

THAILAND’S COURT “GOES PRO”

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GoPro, Inc. really needs no introduction: the California-based company’s action cameras under their “GOPRO” brand has topped all major tech rankings. But, curiously, despite the brand’s global success, the company has been unsuccessful in registering its house mark, “GOPRO”, in Thailand – until a court has now decided the mark is registrable. WE IP has […]

Three Ages of Incertitude – Thailand’s Struggles to Protect Translation Rights for Foreign Literary Works

Translation Rights for Foreign Literary Works

EPISODE 2 The Second Age (1978 – 1994): A Spider Caught in Its Own Web In 1978, the Copyright Act B.E. 2521 (A.D. 1978) came into force, with the following provision: Section 42: Works protected by copyright under the laws of a country which is party to a convention on protection of copyright to which […]

Three Ages of Incertitude – Thailand’s Struggles to Protect Translation Rights for Foreign Literary Works

Translation Rights for Foreign Literary Works

EPISODE 1 The First Age (1931 – 1978): Quietly Opening the Floodgates Thailand acceded to the Berne Convention in 1931 – the 36th country to have done so in history. In the same year, the first international-style Copyright Law was enacted. Nine decades on, that first incarnation of the Berne principles has undergone immense transformations, […]

WE IP Open House 2021

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So that we could thank our clients, friends, and families for their support in person, WE IP organized an all-day Open House at our brand-new office last Friday 5 February 2021. Guests were welcomed in rounds to prevent overcrowding. Temperatures were taken, and “Face masks with everything” was the dress code. International snack selections served…under […]