South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk


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.


Past Webinars

31 October Webinar - Digital Singapore: Intellectual Property Protection for ICT and IoT

Singapore is at the forefront of the digital industry in South-East Asia. It's information and communication technology (ICT) readiness and its ability to innovate have even been ranked among the world's top. With trends emphasising the importance of these factors, Singapore is one of the top destinations for EU SMEs to expand in South-East Asia. As such, this Webinar has provided expert advice for European SMEs to protect their intellectual property rights for ICT and Internet of Things (IoT) devices and technologies. Our expert not only touched upon exactly how companies can best protect their products, but also brought advice on how to apply for IP protection and important steps to prevent infringement.


11 October 2017 Webinar - Online Brand Protection in South-East Asia

Online brand protection should be at the forefront of any European SMEs IPR strategy in South-East Asia. This webinar explored key topics in relation to this topic. We defined what online IPR is and why it is relevant for your company to protect your IP assets online. Furthermore, we have given you all the ins and outs in relation to domain names, social media names, e-commerce and trademarks. Know all the opportunities, threats and challenges for European SMEs operating in South-East Asia: because know before you go!



28 September Webinar - Protecting European Geographical Indications in Indonesia

This Webinar focused on Geographical Indications (GIs) in Indonesia for EU SMEs. In light of Indonesia's rapidly developing market sectors, European SMEs eager to expand their business should have the correct IP Strategy in place. This particular Webinar provided European SMEs with an introduction to Geographical Indications in Indonesia; how European GIs can be best protected in this market in a practical and accessible manner.



27 September Webinar – “Getting Smart on IP: How to protect your IP in China and South-East Asia in the smart technologies sector”

Smart technologies sector is developing rapidly in both China and South-East Asia, thus offering many promising opportunities for European SMES. IP however, is a critical consideration for European SMEs that come to China and South-East Asian, wishing to tap into the market potential for business growth, or the talent pool for technology development. When engaging in R&D in China or South-East Asia, new IP is being created, the rights to which need to be clearly defined from the outset to avoid disagreements later on. Similarly, when SMEs are bringing new technology to China and South-East Asia, it is definitely smart to consider all means to protect their valuable IP. This webinar gave European SMEs an overview of IP protection tools in China and South-East Asia. The expert provided real life case studies involving European SMEs experiencing and overcoming IP issues in the smart technologies sector. 


*Due to technical reasons the full recording is not available.



5 September Webinar - Green Building in Vietnam: Opportunities and IPR

Held in collaboration with EuroCham Vietnam's Green Growth Sector Committee, this Webinar outlines the basics for European SMEs who wish to expand their business in Vietnam's Green Building sector. As Vietnam's economy is quickly developing, a demand for more sustainable alternatives to construction projects is simultaneously growing. This webinar provides you with insight on both sector-specifics as well as intellectual property right protection.