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Alt Legal Webinar A Pacific Strategy: Securing trademarks in Southeast Asia

Alt Legal Team | May 22, 2024
2 min read

Expanding into Southeast Asia can be a vital—and profitable—step for many businesses. However, the trademark laws in the region are as varied as the cuisines. Join Alt Legal for a webinar on Thursday, July 25 at 11:00am (ET) (Note: this is a different time than usual for Alt Legal Webinars due to the presenter’s location and time difference), where Mary Thomas, a trademark attorney in both Singapore and Malaysia, will provide an overview of trademark laws in the region. Specifically, she’ll discuss requirements in The Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia. She’ll walk you through the countries’ filing and use requirements, examination procedures, priority determinations, and other important factors—and quirks—you’ll need to know about when applying. Among other topics, she’ll address:

  • Use requirements and Madrid filings in The Philippines
  • Indonesia’s first-to-file priority, including how to protect against squatters
  • Standard characters and their implications in Thailand

Everyone who’s registered for this webinar will receive an email with a link to the recording.

This webinar is pending CLE approval for 1 hour in 60-minute states and up to 1.12 hours in 50-minute states. For more information about CLE credit for Alt Legal events, including whether your state qualifies, check out this page:

Register here.

Download the presentation materials here.


Mary Thomas, Founder of Mary Thomas IP Strategies & Solutions
Mary Thomas is a passionate Trademark Lawyer with a proven track record of over 28 years in managing Intellectual Property (IP) locally and globally, both in contentious and non-contentious matters. She founded Mary Thomas IP Strategies & Solutions, a specialised boutique IP firm and registered trademark agency in Singapore and Malaysia. The firm offers trademark registration and renewal, clearance searches, infringement analysis, licensing and enforcement, portfolio management, and more. She provides personalised and cost-effective solutions for trademark protection by working closely with clients to develop tailored strategies locally and in Southeast Asia. Her experience spans various industries, including consumer goods, technology, electronics, manufacturing, and healthcare. She has worked with multinational corporations, small businesses, and start-ups.

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