South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk

Implications of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement on Intellectual Property in Malaysia


Event Details:  


Event type:



03 August, 2016


09:00 - 12:30 (Malaysia time)


Bronze V Room, Level 10, Berjaya Times Square Hotel, 1 Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



Event partner:

EuroCham Malaysia (EUMCCI)


Event Description:


The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) raises the bar for Intellectual Property (IP) in its member countries including Malaysia. The seminar helps focus on what needs to change to comply with its requirements and possible challenges for both IP users and owners.

The Expert from the South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk will participate in the seminar, providing the experience with regards to Intellectual Property in EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and how it means to EU SMEs.



8.30 am            Registration

9.00 am            Arrival of the speakers and panellists

9.15 am            Welcome address by Head of EUMCCI IPR Committee, Mr Chew Phye Keat

9.30 am             “General provisions of TPP in relation to IP Patents, Data exclusivity, Enforcement and trade secrets” – Presentation by Mr Mohd Azrul, Wong Jin Nee & Teo

10.15 am           “Trade Marks, Geographical Indications, Copyright, Internet Service Providers and Industrial Design” – Presentation by Mr Indran Shanmuganathan, Shearn Delamore & Co

11.00 am           Coffee break

11.15 am           Panel discussion with Ms Sandra Callagan, EU Delegation and Ms Nga Nguyen, Expert of the SEA IPR SME Helpdesk – Moderated by Mr Chew Phye Keat

12.30 pm           Closing ceremony & lunch

2.00 pm             Programme ends



If you are interested in joining the seminar, please contact Geetha at or Michael at


Expert Bio

Nga Nguyen

Nga Nguyen is a senior associate of Hogan Lovells in Vietnam.  She has 22 years of experience in advising international companies on all aspects of IP.  As a Vietnam-qualified lawyer and licensed IP Agent, Nga has been handling hundreds of IP infringement cases and acting for numerous well known clients.

Nga is involved in all types of IP matters, including trade mark and patent prosecution, searching, freedom-to-operate opinions, administrative and court enforcement, as well as general strategic advice.  Specific patent enforcement work includes acting for Honda on infringements of its design and invention patents, as well as advising major pharmaceutical companies on their patents and a patent infringement action for Bayer where local agro-chemical producers infringed the client's pesticide patents.  For highly technical matters, she has worked with qualified patent agents and technical experts appropriate to the technology in issue.

Nga is a member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association, ASEAN IP Association, Vietnam Lawyers' Association, Vietnam Industrial Property Association and Hanoi Bar Association.  Apart from her legal practice, she participates in special studies of IP and lecturing in Vietnam. Nga currently chairs the IPR Sector Committee of the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam.

Nga is recognised as a leading lawyer in IP in Vietnam by various legal directories, including Chambers Asia Pacific, Asia IP, Asialaw & Practice, PLC Which Lawyer?, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, World Trademark Review and Managing Intellectual Property.


About the South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk:


The South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk is an European Union co-funded project that provides free, practical, business advice relating to SEA IPR to European SMEs. To learn about any aspect of intellectual property rights in South-East-Asia, visit our online portal at For free expert advice on South-East Asia IPR for your business, e-mail your questions to: You will receive a reply from one of the Helpdesk experts within three working days. The South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk is jointly implemented by DEVELOPMENT Solutions, European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, Thai European Business Association & European Business Network.



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