The EABC Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Sector Committee provides a cross-sectoral, business-driven platform for interactive discussion and formulation of consolidated positions on key IP issues facing inventors, manufacturers, importers and enterprises in Thailand. The IPR Working Group works in close coordination with other EABC Working Groups, particularly the Working Groups on Healthcare & Pharmaceutical and Food & Beverages.

Aiming towards strengthening of the legal framework and law enforcement to protect intellectual property rights in Thailand, key issues under discussion of the IPR Working Group include:

  • Legislative and regulatory reform aimed at combating counterfeiting and piracy
  • Strengthening IP enforcement
  • Enhancing the IP system towards sustainability
  • Ensuring new and proposed regulations by the different government agencies do not impede on intellectual properties


Position Paper 2019

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Information about Working Group Recent Works

Consultative Meeting with DIP

IP Key SEA Launch event


Information about Working Group Chairperson

Kengkran has been working over 5 years with Japan Tobacco International (JTI), Thailand as Director of Corporate Development. His works covered Tobacco Tax, Regulation, and Government Affairs. Prior to joining JTI, he worked as Diplomat at Ministry of Foreign Affairs for 8 years serving Legal and Treaty Affairs Department as well as Thai Mission in China and India. He started his first job as a lawyer at International Legal Counselor Thailand (ILCT) specialize in Banking, M&A, and IP for 5 years. His education background was law degrees in LL.B. (Hons), LL.M. and Ph.D under British Council Scholarship and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Scholarship.