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IP Considerations in the Textile Industry in South-East Asia

The textile industry in South-East Asia has always been a rapidly growing industry sector. Together with the classic textile production, there has also been a growth in the use of technology by producers and suppliers of textile and finished goods in the South-East Asian market in recent years. This guide addresses different IP issues relevant for the textile Industry and its subsectors, such as textile machinery, yarns and fabrics, finished fabrics and brand apparel and accessories. This guide will present different and relevant types of IP for this industry such as patents, trade marks, copyright, trade secrets and industrial designs and will discuss how these IP rights shall be protected.