Basic Knowledge About Patent Registration

Patents are legal documents issued to protect new inventions and product designs. A patent provide exclusively rights to its owner to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering for sale or importing the patented invention or industrial design. Patentable matter can be a functional product, and product manufacturing or improvement process, or ornamental (non-functional) design—including shape, pattern, and color—of the product. In exchange for such rights, the patent owner must provide full disclosure of the matter to be patented. Without a patent, it is next to impossible for any inventors or product designers to protect their ideas and make considerable profits when licensing it out to others.

Under the patent law of Thailand, there are 3 kinds of patents which applicants are eligible to obtain: