Annual Technical Report 2004 on Trademark Information Activities submitted by Thailand (SCIT/ATR/TM/2004/TH)
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I. Evolution of registration activities
Changes experienced in terms of application filings and registrations with respect to the previous year
2004 - 23,532
Trends or areas experiencing rapid changes with respect to the previous year
Continuing growth in on-line filing of applications for registration.On-line filing application will be come into service in January 2005.
II. Matters concerning the generation, reproduction, and distribution of secondary sources of trademark information, i.e., trademark gazettes
Publishing, printing, copying techniques
The Thai Official Journal of Trade Marks (the trade mark gazette) is published weekly.
Main types of announcements of the Office in the field of trademark information
Applications Accepted for Registration
Trade Marks Registered
Renewal of Registration of Trade Marks
Mass storage media and microforms used
Word processing and office automation
Techniques used for the generation of trademark information (printing, recording, photocomposing, etc.)
III. Matters concerning classifying, reclassifying and indexing of trademark information
Thailand classifies goods and services according to Nice Edition 8th.
Thailand uses the Vienna Classification to classify the figurative elements of marks.
Each device term may then be used as a search criteria,either singularly or in combination,in order to locate marks with similar device characteristics.
Use of electronic classification systems to check the classification symbols furnished by an applicant and which are contained in the lists of goods and/or services
This process is performed manually,largely because applicants are not obliged to use pre-defined classification terms.(NICE and Office Determinations).
Obligation for applicants to use pre-defined terms of the classification applied
There is no obligation for applicants to use pre-defined terms.
Bibliographic data and processing for search purposes
Classification of goods and/or services can be searched for by using the "CD of lists of goods and services",which stores the names of goods and/or services previously adopted.This CD is also used to confirm the classification of designated goods and/or services that are described in filing documents.
The Vienna Classification showing figure elements is used for figure classification,and is granted as a search code for retrieving the figure trademarks.
IV. Trademark manual search file establishment and upkeep
Storage, including mass storage media
Documentation from other offices maintained and/or considered part of the available search file
V. Activities in the field of computerized trademark search systems
In-house systems (online/offline)
Trademark Registration Online System
Administrative management systems (e.g., register, legal status, statistics, administrative support, etc.)
Register, Administrative support, Search, Publication, Opposition, Report,
Amendment, Renewal , Issuing of Certifications
Equipment used (hardware, including the types of terminal and network used, and software), carriers used
1. Database Server
1.1. Intel Pentium III 1.266 Ghz with Cache 512 KB 2 Processors
1.2. Harddisk 36 GB
2. Web Server
2.1. Intel Pentium III 1.266 Ghz with Cache 256 KB 1 Processors
1. Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
2. Oracle 9i Database Standard Edition
3. Oracle 9i Application Server Enterprise Edition
VI. Administration of trademark services available to the public (relating to facilities, e.g., for lodging applications, registering trademarks, assisting clients with search procedures, obtaining official publications and registry extracts)
DIP Thailand has Provincial Offices in each of the provinces providing public access to range of services,including filing,searching,official publications,registers and general advice and information.Increasingly,DIP Thailand is using its web site as a means of providing an alternative means of public access to these services.
VII. Matters concerning mutual exchange of trademark documentation and information
International or regional cooperation in the exchange of trademark information, e.g., in the form of official gazettes
Exchange of machine-readable information
VIII. Matters concerning education and training including technical assistance to developing countries
Promotional activities (seminars, exhibitions, visits, advertising, etc.)
Training courses for national and foreign participants
Assistance to developing countries (sending consultants and experts, receiving trainees from developing countries, etc.)
IX. Other relevant matters