Publications

Favipiravir: Patent rejection in Thailand

Favipiravir (or T-705; 6-fluoro-3-hydroxy-2-pyrazinecarboxamide) is a broad-spectrum antiviral drug used in the treatment of multiple diseases, and is the first drug approved by countries around the world as an emergency option for Covid-19 cases. Thailand’s Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) has since rejected a Thai patent application filed under the compulsory license system for a […]

What to Expect When the Personal Data Protection Act B.E. 2562 Is Fully Enforced in June 2022

Incidents of unauthorized disclosure of personal information to third parties has raised concern over personal data security across the globe. In 2015, the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) was published, being the first personal data protection law passed to protect all European Union citizens. To comply with international standards, Thailand has adopted the provisions of […]

Thailand’s Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) issue a new “Fast Track System” for Trademark Registration and Trademark Renewal

As per the recent Department of Intellectual Property (DIP)’s Declaration, the DIP has announced a Fast Track system for (1) Trademark Registration and (2) Trademark Renewal (effective from 23th February 2021), which can be summarised as follows: Trademark Registration Fast Track System– The usual timeframe for Trademark Registration as per the DIP Manual (as issued […]

Patentability of Computer Related or Implemented Inventions (CRIs or CIIs) in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, and India

Patent legislation and practice in the patentability assessment of computer related or implemented inventions differ from country to country. “Computer Related Inventions” (“CRIs”) or “Computer Implemented Inventions” (“CIIs”) has been given an explicit definition in some countries such as in Philippines and India. These countries both define CRIs or CIIs as those inventions involving computers, […]

Marijuana Patent Requests Suspended in Thailand

A special executive order was issued by the Thai government on 28th January 2019 directing the Department of Intellectual Property (“DIP”) to invalidate all pending marijuana-related patents applications within 90 days. This comes less than 3 months after the Thai National Legislative Assembly (“NLA”) approved the “Medical Marijuana” bill to be used for medical and […]

Inter-Office Training

At the beginning of 2018, Mirandah Asia kept up its regular practice of uniting delegations of staff from across our various offices, to ensure that common procedures are followed and that teamwork is kept to a high standard. The training programs united staff from our offices in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.

Mirandah Asia Malaysia Hosts UKM Law Students

Mirandah Asia Malaysia was proud to host law students from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) for legal internships across the ASEAN region. The chosen interns spent one month in the Malaysia office, before being received for a week in the Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand offices respectively. CEO Patrick Mirandah gave a well-received lecture at the UKM […]