Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Thailand sees Hong Kong, Singapore and China as examples in IP

'Putting pirates behind bars is the best deterrent' is the title of an article by Achara Ashayagachat in the Bangkok Times.

Beside praising Hong Kong and Singapore's approach of criminal sanctions to IP infringements the article cites law firm Franck Fougere, Vidon & Partners, that is operating in Thailand and China, about the source of origin of all the fake products seized in the EU: China remains the leading source with 30%, Thailand ranked second with 20% followed with Hong Kong (8%), Turkey (7%), US (4%) and Malaysia (3%).

According to this firm Thailand could learn from China's efforts to adopt international IP conventions and promoting public awareness, although Thailand had provided training to Chinese judges

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