2019). It's also important to follow the Thai Labor Protection Act to protect employees. This
includes laws relating to minimum wage, overtime, holidays, and rest period. In addition,
employees need to correctly classified or legal cases may be filed (Tham, 2023).
India ranks 42 out of 55 countries with leading economies for intellectual property
protection, but has increased regulations over recent years. There are acts in place to regulate and
protect the different types of intellectual property, and the Indian Contract Act covers non-
disclosure agreements (Knapp, 2023). The challenges India has to improve on are their lack of
ability to enforce IP rights and that society and businesses may not have much knowledge
regarding this subject yet (KS&K, 2023).
Thailand is ranked 68th out of 125 countries around the world, and has several measures
in place to decrease risk of stolen intellectual property. For manufacturing specifically, Thailand
has been working to prevent infringements of counterfeiting before the products are released
(Thailand Court, 2023). IP is regulated by the Ministry of Commerce by the Department of
Intellectual Property, and to safeguard any IP, it needs to be registered with them. Furthermore,
Thailand is involved with the Patent Cooperation Treaty as well as the World Intellectual
Property Organization. However, any violations are the responsibility of the business to report
and file a complaint (Rippling Team, 2023).
There have been several disadvantages that have occurred when businesses have
outsourced to India, including quality decreasing, insufficient infrastructure causing delays,