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Introduction of the Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court 泰國中央智慧財產權及國際貿易法院介紹

The Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court (“CIPITC”) is established in 1997, and it handles intellectual property cases and international trade cases all over Thailand. The relevant law related to CIPITC is the Act for the Establishment of and Procedures for the Intellectual Property and International Trade Court B.E. 2539 (1996).

泰國中央智慧財產權及國際貿易法院(簡稱” CIPITC”) 於1997年成立,主要處理泰國與智慧財產權以及國際貿易有關的案件。與CIPITC有關的法律為佛曆2539年(西元1996年) 《智慧財產權及國際貿易法院的成立及程序法》。

According to section 7 under the Act, CIPITC has power to adjudicate following cases:[1]


(1) Criminal cases regarding trademarks, copyrights, and patents;


(2) Criminal cases regarding offenses under Section 271-275 of the Criminal Code;


(3) Civil cases regarding trademarks, copyrights, and patents and cases arising from

agreements on technology transfers or licensing agreements;


(4) Civil cases in connection with Section 271-275 of the Criminal Code;


(5) Civil cases regarding international sale, exchange of goods or financial

instruments, international services, international carriage, insurance and other

related juristic acts;


(6) Civil cases regarding letters of credit issued in connection with transactions under

item (5), inward or outward remittance of funds, trust receipts, and guarantees in

connection therewith;


(7) Civil cases regarding arrest of ships;


(8) Civil cases regarding dumping and subsidization of goods or services from abroad;


(9) Civil or criminal cases regarding disputes over layout-designs of integrated

circuits, scientific discoveries, trade names, geographical identifications, trade

secrets, and plant varieties protection;


(10) Civil or criminal cases that are prescribed to be under the jurisdiction of the

Intellectual Property and International Trade Courts;


(11) Civil cases regarding arbitration to settle disputes under (3) – (10)


Cases falling under the jurisdiction of Juvenile and Family Court shall not be under the jurisdiction of the Intellectual Property and International Trade Courts.


Furthermore, there are some more details of CIPITC:


1. Every Intellectual Property and International Trade Court shall have career judges and associate judges in the number determined by the Executive Committee of the Court of justice.[2]


2. Any cases arising outside the jurisdiction of CIPITC may be filed, but CIPITC has right to determine whether to reject such cases.


3. If any party isn’t satisfied with decision made by CIPITC, an appeal may be filed before Supreme High Court.


4. It has developed a technology system to hold a trial via online conference when a witness resides in a remote place.[3]


5. Translation of a document can be neglected if it is agreed by the other party and proved that such document does not directly relate to the main issue.[4]


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