Thailand is a member country of the Berne Convention; hence, there will be no formalities needed to qualify for copyright protection as all member countries are afforded ‘national treatment”, in which case the laws of each member country are applied to protect foreign copyright holders in the same manner that the rights of native citizens’ are protected.
However, it is highly recommended to record the ownership of copyright works with the Department of Intellectual Property to strengthen the protection. While such copyright recording is not deemed as absolute evidence of ownership in their copyrighted works, it can be treated as relevant evidence when there is a dispute.
According to Thai Copyright Act, the copyright term is the life of author plus 50 years. When the author is a legal entity or an anonymous person, the copyright term is 50 years from the date of publication.
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