Helpdesk webinars feature a presentation and Q&A session with an ASEAN intellectual property and business expert. Click below to listen to the recordings of our previous webinars and learn more our upcoming ones.
While patents registered in Europe, being territorial rights, have no legal effect in China and any of the countries in South-east Asia and Latin America. Through the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) it is possible to seek patent protection for an invention simultaneously in several countries by filing a single “international” patent application instead of filing several separate national applications.
Join our webinar on PCT to learn more about the advantages and possible disadvantages of PCT.
The South-east Asia IPR SME Helpdesk collaborated with the BELS+ project, funded by the European GNSS Agency under the European Union’s Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, under grant agreement no. 776369, to organize a webinar on Intellectual Property Rights related to South-East Asia addressed to companies participating in the BELS+ project or interested in business with South-East Asia in the field of GNSS. To establish new business relations in South-East Asia, it is essential to learn key insights on Intellectual Property (IP) assets such as Trademarks, Patents, copyrights, etc.
Although the fashion, design and textile industries were initially developed in Europe and the United – States, these days it is an international and highly globalized sector, with garments often designed in one country, manufactured in another and then sold worldwide. Against this backdrop, emerging Asian countries are playing a key role in the production chain and as potential consumer markets. China and South – East Asia markets present both opportunities as manufacturing hubs and as maturing consumer markets but also some risks, as potential source of counterfeit merchandise. Thus, there are numerous opportunities for European businesses to benefit from these thriving markets. However, preventive steps must be taken to meet the intellectual property challenges that might occur when operating in these countries.
What would you do if you know someone is using your Intellectual Properties (IP) without your authorization?
Will you take actions to enforce it, or risk losing one of your most important business assets? Noting that the South-East Asia region is a strong global manufacturing hub and a dynamic growing consumer market, it is not unusual for companies to encounter locally or regionally produced counterfeit goods and other IP infringement cases.
This webinar explores different enforcement options available in South-East Asia. Our esteemed speaker from IPKey/ARISE+ IPR provides insights on new procedures and best practices they are developing with the local authorities in terms of IP enforcement. Furthermore, you will be provided with practical case studies and key take-away messages by our External IPR expert speaker in order to best serve your needs for IP enforcement in the region.
On 14 January 2019, Vietnam became the seventh country to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). After going live, the new agreement has brought about a number of substantial changes to Vietnam’s Intellectual Property landscape, some of which took immediate effect on 14 January 2019. It concerns trade marks, patents for domain names, and IP enforcementand other topics.
How do these changes affect businesses?
The Madrid System enables streamlined multinational trade mark registration by filing a single international application with the national or regional IP office of a Madrid System member. The accession of Indonesia to the Madrid Protocol marked the 8th member of ASEAN to join the Union. It is considered a move that further reinforces ASEAN’s goal of strengthening IP protection throughout the region. Join the webinar with our expert speakers: Ms. Marta Bettinazzi – our IP Business Advisor and Ms. Vanja Kovacevic - Southeast Asia Director of Schmitt and Orlov Asia, to equip yourself with tips and recommendations on how to utilise the Madrid System to manage your Trade mark portfolio in 8/10 ASEAN countries (except for Malaysia and Myanmar).