Thailand: Patents – Deadline Extension

Due to the current outbreak of COVID-19, which is becoming increasingly spreading in Thailand, and the implemented public health countermeasures, Thailand Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) has announced an extension for office action response and document submission for: Patent for Invention, Petty Patent and Design Patent to help ease burden of applicants affected by COVID-19.

This announcement became effective on July 12, 2021. The detail of this announcement is summarized below.

  1. New Extension Date: Any deadlines for office action response or document submission as requested by the examiner that originally fall between July 12 – August 31, 2021
    will be automatically postponed to August 31, 2021.
  2. New Response/Submission Date: Applicants with the response or submission deadline as mentioned in (1) may also provide office action response or submit the required document within September 1 – 30, 2021.

Any applicants that do not wish to take advantage of this extension may still submit the office action response or submit the required document as per the original deadline.

In conclusion, applicants that are eligible as stipulated in (1) will now have until September 30, 2021 to respond to office action or submit the required document. If you need further assistance, please contact: ipgroup@ilct.co.th