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

IPR Protection and Digital Thailand: the ICT Sector

In light of the EU Gateway | Business Avenues business mission to Singapore and Thailand on the Information and Communication Technology Sector of May 22 to 27 2017, Thailand's ICT Sector is growing rapidly, and the Thai government is placing heavy emphasis on its development. This provides the perfect circumstances for EU SMEs providing ICT technology and interested in expanding in South-East Asia to further explore the many possibilities Thailand might offer. However, true to our motto "Know before you Go!", we would like to emphasize the IPR risks and essentials which come along with any new foreign market.



IPR Protection in Cambodia: IPR Licensing and Franchising

In line with recent developments in the rest of the region, Cambodia has become a prime destination for European SME's to expand their businesses to. This gives all the more reason for them to protect their intellectual property rights in an often unfamiliar environment. Especially as Cambodia's IPR legislation and system are relatively young, it is important to be up to date with recent developments. Our IPR Expert Sovath Phin will expand on the IPR Landscape in Cambodia with specific emphasis on Licensing and Franchising.



IP matters in the Food & Beverage Sector related to Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia

The collaborative webinar, organised by the South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk and the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (Chafea), discussed IP matters in the Food and Beverage Sector in Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia. This online-training was organised as a follow-up to our Prepatory Briefing Meeting (October 13, 2016) on the occasion of Commissioner Phil Hogan's visit to Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia. 



2 March Webinar – “How to Protect your Design in Indonesia and Singapore?”

This webinar was brought to you together with our IP Expert Mr. Elio De Tullio. The expert presentation introduced possible ways to register and enforce your design rights in Indonesia and Singapore. Additionally to the industrial design patents, European SMEs can also benefit from copyright and non-conventional trademark protection for packaging, 3D shapes, colors and animations. The online training includes take-away messages, two IPR case studies, and a live Q&A session.



20 February Webinar – “How to Use Customs to Protect your IP in China and South-East Asia”

The webinar provided practical IP advice for European SMEs on how they can cooperate with the Customs authorities to protect their IP in China and South-East Asia. Our IPR SME Helpdesk expert Mr. Philippe Girard-Foley gave the SMEs  a comprehensive overview of different customs procedures in China and South-East Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia in particular). SMEs  received also some tips on how to draft best strategies for IP protection with the Customs in both China and South-East Asia. The IPR Expert used several case-studies involving European SMEs to illustrate both challenges in IP protection with the customs and best practice in both China and South-East Asia.