“Petty Patent” means a document issued to grant protection for an invention or a design under the provisions
A petty patent may be granted only for invention which the following conditions
- the invention is new;
- it is capable of industrial application
The following inventions are not protected
- naturally occurring microorganisms and their components, animals, plants or extracts from animals or plants;
- scientific or mathematical rules or theories;
- computer programs;
- methods of diagnosis, treatment or cure of human and animal diseases;
- inventions contrary to public order, morality, health or welfare.
An applicant for a patent shall possess one of the following qualifications
- being a Thai national or a juristic person having its headquarters located in Thailand;
- being a national of a country party to a convention or an international agreement on patent protection to which Thailand is also a party;
- being a national of a country which allows Thai nationals or juristic persons having their headquarters to apply for patents in that country;
- being domiciled or having a real and effective industrial or commercial establishment in Thailand or a country party to a convention or an international agreement on patent protection to which Thailand is also a party.