Blog Posts: Thailand

The Madrid Protocol: Expanding Trademark Protection for Thai Marks

A blog on Thailand's recent accession to the Madrid Protocol, what the Madrid Protocol is, how Thailand amended its Trademark Act, and what this means for the future of trademarks in Thailand and Madrid Protocol nations.
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1 Comment | Posted by Maria T. Cannon on Mon. October 24, 2016 8:00 AM
Categories: Madrid Protocol, Thailand

Thailand's prosecution in tourist deaths violated human rights

Thailand's apparent use of torture to extract murder confessions from two Burmese migrant workers was a fairly clear violation of the UN Convention Against Torture. Less clear is whether the workers or Burma will be able to seek redress.
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No Comments | Posted by Keturah T. Reed on Wed. March 2, 2016 10:26 PM
Categories: Immigration, International Human Rights, Reports (longer, analytical blog posts), Thailand

Lѐse Majesté: Antiquated Law or Dictatorial Power?

Lѐse majesté laws, which criminalize an offense against the dignity of a reigning monarch or head of state, are certainly not new laws. The question here, however, is what place these laws have in the current world regime. Thailand has some of the most strict lѐse majesté laws in the world, and it is not one of the antiquated laws that the government has simply forgotten about. The lѐse majesté laws of Thailand carry a minimum sentence of 3 years and a maximum sentence of fifteen years.

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Posted by Christopher A. Byrd on Fri. March 27, 2015 10:16 AM
Categories: Southeast Asia, Thailand

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