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18/04/2003 - Upcoming event: the ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk Project Launch - 29 April, Brussels, Belgium

The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk will be officially launched on 29 April 2013 in Brussels, Belgium. The project is co-funded by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) and will last until August 2014. The project supports European Union (EU) Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to both protect and enforce their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in or relating to the ten countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). During the launch event, the Helpdesk team will present the Helpdesk’s plans for 2013 and provide an introduction to the IPR landscape in South-East Asia. For more details, please click here.

08/04/2013: Join us for our opening webinar 'Intellectual Property Strategies for European Small Businesses Working in/with South-East Asia' - Thursday 25 April 2013

With an increasingly skilled workforce and attractive business environment, more and more European companies are expanding into the ASEAN region. To make the most of the opportunities available, European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need to ensure their intellectual property rights (IPR) are protected and enforceable in the ASEAN countries they conduct business with.

08/04/2013: European Patent Office East Meets West - Vienna, 17-19 April 2013

This annual forum organised by the European Patent Office serves as a regular platform for discussion on patent information needs in Asia. During this 3-day long event, the participants will have a chance to obtain an overview of the latest developments in Asian patent data. The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk expert Patrice Vidon will give a presentation introducing services that the Helpdesk can provide to the European SMEs operating in South-East Asian countries. Additionally, there will be ample opportunity to network with experts from Asia and Europe. For more details, please click here.

19/03/2013 - Presentation of the ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk – Jakarta

The Annual Work Plan of the ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk will be presented to project stakeholders in Jakarta in May 2013 (dates tbc). The project is co-funded by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP), the project supports European Union (EU) Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to both protect and enforce their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in or relating to the ten countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

19/03/2013 - Upcoming Helpdesk webinar, ‘Introduction to IPR: Protection for EU SMEs Operating in ASEAN’ – April 2013

The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk will host its first webinar in April 2013. Helpdesk Team Leader, Simon Cheetham and Helpdesk intellectual property experts will present how your business can take steps to protect and enforce its IP rights in the ASEAN region, including practical tips for registering your innovations, logos and creations in ASEAN.

The session will also include a dedicated Question and Answer session for you to voice your ASEAN IP queries to the panel of experts.

Watch this space for more details about how to register for this interactive webinar.

19/03/2013 - Launch of the ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk – Brussels, April 2013

The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk will be officially launched in Brussels, April 2013 and will last until August 2014. Co-funded by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP), the project supports European Union (EU) Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to both protect and enforce their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in or relating to the ten countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The Helpdesk will provide EU SMEs with free information and services in the form of jargon-free, first-line, confidential advice on intellectual property and related issues, plus training, materials and online resources.