South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk

Intellectual Property Rights Protection Strategies in the Philippines for EU SMEs, Webinar, 28 November 2013

WEBINAR: Intellectual Property Rights Protection Strategies in the Philippines for EU SMEs



Event Details:  

Event type:

Web-based seminar


Thursday, 28 November 2013


10:00-11:15am (Brussels, GMT: +1) / 9:00-10:15am (London, GMT: 0) / 3:00-4:15pm (Jakarta, GMT: +6)


Your own computer


No charge




Small and Medium-sized enterprises (Less than 250 employees) or SME intermediary associations from the European Union only


Event Description:

More details to follow.

Join ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk expert Andrew Michael Ong, Thursday, 28 November 2013 for:

"Intellectual Property Rights Protection Strategies in the Philippines for EU SMEs"

This free, 45-minute webinar presentation and 30 minute Q&A session on IPR protection in the Philippines, on 28 November 2013 at 10.30am Brussels time (9.30am London, 3.30pm Indonesia) will take you through a range of simple, cost-effective measures to protect your intellectual property and your business in the Philippines. Get valuable insights from our expert, and ask questions live throughout the webinar.


Agenda (Brussels time):


Welcome and introduction by the IPR SME Helpdesk team


Presentation by ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk expert, Andrew Michael Ong


Q&A session



Click here to register.


Speaker biography:

Name: Andrew Michael Ong
Firm: Consultant, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Location: Manila

Mr. Ong is the former Deputy Director General for Legal, Policy and International Relations of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL). He is currently working as an external consultant for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) promoting the accession to and better usage of the Madrid Protocol and the Hague Agreement in the ASEAN. He has previously occupied managerial positions in corporation, administered development projects and served as legal counsel to several Philippine businesses. His specialization is intellectual property law and alternative dispute resolution. As an intellectual property lawyer, he managed the portfolio of his clients in trademark, design and patents with registrations throughout Asia. He co-authored the book on trademarks entitled “Protecting Marks of Ownership,” and was accredited as a qualified patent agent since 2007. While in IPOPHL, he spearheaded the strategic initiatives of the office, which includes the re-engineering of the registration process for trademarks, patents and designs; the establishment of technology transfers offices (ITSO) in more than 50 universities; creation of the ADR facility; drafting of the special rules on IP enforcement for the Supreme Court; and the accession of the Philippines to the Madrid Protocol. Mr. Ong placed 6th in the Bar examination and 1st in the licensure examination for Architecture.

About the webinar:

A webinar is a virtual web-based seminar which you can join from the comfort and convenience of your own office or home. Attending webinars can save you time and money, while still delivering key information and allowing for speaker-attendee interaction.

Please see our short 2-page Quick Start guide here for more information on Helpdesk Webinars, how they can help your business, and the simple registration process.

About the ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk:

The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk is a European Commission co-funded project that provides free, practical, business advice relating to ASEAN 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 ASEAN IPR for your business, e-mail your questions to: You will receive a reply from one of the Helpdesk experts within five working days. The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk is jointly implemented by DEVELOPMENT Solutions, European Business Chamber of Commerce Indonesia and European Business Organisations Worldwide Network.

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Practical Information

Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 10:30 to 11:45



Webinar Session