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.
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).
After decades of constrained growth, Myanmar has now consistently been one of the fastest growing economies worldwide thanks to its continuous policy improvements. In terms of IPR protection, unfortunately, Myanmar’s legal framework for IPR is not yet up to international standards. The Webinar provided necessary information you need to know about Trade mark protection in Myanmar, alerting you about the changes in IP legislations including the recently-enacted Registration Act and the Draft Trademark Law, and advising you what you need to do to protect your trade marks – your business in Myanmar.