Thai PM Warns Against Medical Marijuana Use, Says the Plant Isn’t a Cure-all

July 15, 2019

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha warned recently that patients interested in using medical cannabis to not rely too heavily on the drug. On top of saying that medical marijuana won’t cure diseases, he also cautioned that it could make the ailment worse in the long run. Late last year, Thailand became the first Southeast Asian […]

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Number of Expats Choosing to Stay in Thailand Falling

July 11, 2019

The total number of expats choosing to renew their visas to stay in Thailand has dropped in the past year–especially among those hailing from Nordic countries and mainland China. Expats are typically considered those living in a foreign country on a business visa, retirement visa, student visa, or another visa that allows them to live […]

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Thailand Cracking Down on Thai Nominees Used by Foreign Investors

July 10, 2019

Thailand’s Department of Special Investigations (DSI) is in the midst of creating a web-monitoring program that will be used to track down individuals who violate the country’s Foreign Business Act. In particular, the DSI program will target Thais who act as Thai nominee shareholders. Nominees essentially act as sponsors for companies who hope to do […]

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Supreme Court Knocks Down Ban on ‘Immoral’ and ‘Scandalous’ Trademarks

June 27, 2019

The US Supreme Court ruled recently that a ban by the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) on “immoral” and “scandalous” trademarks is a violation of the constitution. More specifically, the 6-3 ruling in the high court stated that the prohibition infringed on free speech rights. The case was brought to the Supreme Court by Erik […]

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