LAW UPDATE: 24 October 2023


On September 21, 2023, Domnern Somgiat & Boonma, represented by Nutthakarn Phongphunpunya, participated in an event organized by the Thai Customs Department in which approximately 680,000 IP-infringing items were destroyed. Their value was estimated to be THB 66,540,000 (approximately USD 2,000,000). Some of the goods were displayed before the participating representatives of IP owners and the press and all were later destroyed by crushing with a steam-roller or transported to a power plant to be incinerated. This event affirms the Thai Customs Department’s commitment to actively combat IP infringement by eliminating counterfeit goods from circulation.

We encourage trademark owners to record their trademarks with the Customs Department. We have long provided the trademark recordation service to clients from various industries. For more detailed information, we invite you to read the following articles on our website:

New Customs Recordation Procedure in Thailand
(published September 28, 2022)
New Customs Department Notification on Trademark or Copyright Infringing Goods 
(published August 19, 2022)

Should you have any inquiries regarding Customs recordation or any related matters, please contact Rutorn Nopakun (, Nutthakarn Phongphanpunya ( or Oraphan Chayanuwat (