South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk

Protecting your Inventions Abroad: Understanding the IP Landscape of Latin America, China and South-East Asia


Event Details:  


Event type:



Wednesday, 07 September 2016


11:00 – 12:00  (CEST)


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:

The webinar aims to give an overview to the EU SMES about the most convenient legal mechanisms to protect and exploit their inventions in the Chinese, South-East Asian and Latin American markets. How much time and money it would take or when can they start commercializing their products – these are the most persisting questions for the SMEs that shall be answered by our Intellectual Property experts during the webinar.

SMEs will be also provided with the best tips and watch-outs to bear in mind before, during and after entering the markets in those territories.

Moreover, any queries that the EU companies might have, are to be solved by the experts conducting the training session.

During the webinar you can expect:

  • An overview of Patents and Utility Models, including patentability requirements and patent costs
  • Detailed overview on how to register your patents and utility models in China, South-East Asia and Latin America
  • How to benefit from international patent registering systems like Paris Convention and Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • When can I start exploiting the inventions

Join the  China and South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk expert Mr. Elio de Tullio and Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk expert Mr. Eli Salis on Wednesday, 07 September 2016 for a webinar:


“Protecting your Inventions Abroad: Understanding the IP Landscape of Latin America, China and South-East Asia ”

This is a free of charge 45-minute web-based presentation, followed by a 15-minute Q&A session on Wednesday, 07 September 2016 at 11:00 (CEST). 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


Panel discussion with IPR experts Elio de Tullio and Eli Salis


Q&A session



Register for this webinar HERE.


Expert bios:


China and South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk expert Mr. Elio de Tullio

Elio De Tullio is an Italian lawyer admitted at the bar of Bari and trade mark attorney. After 10 years of experience in IP matters, he founded in 2005 the law firm De Tullio & Partners, with offices in Rome and Bari and a liaison office in New York. Managing Partner of De Tullio & Partners, he acts as trade mark attorney in the strategic assessment of IP protection and in prosecution and opposition processes at domestic and international level.

He is also a litigation lawyer before the Italian Courts specialized in Intellectual Property. He specializes on trademark, design and patent issues, from a strategy, business intelligence, competition, filing and prosecution perspective. He has written some articles on Italian and European law on intellectual property rights which have been translated into Chinese and South-East Asia languages.

Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk expert Mr. Eli Salis

Mr. Eli Salis is Partner attorney at Disain IP (Alicante, Spain) and focuses on Intellectual Property, in particular, with the protection, prosecution and enforcement regarding trademarks, patents, designs and copyrights. He has s graduated from the National University of Litoral, Santa Fe (Argentina) and has a Master DegIP from the University of Alicante. He represents international and medium sized companies in proceedings before National Offices of Patents and Trademarks. He also has extensive experience in managing and coordinating the prosecution and enforcement of IP matters across the Europe and Latin America regions.

Eli is author of several publications on IP matters and lectures at different Universities in Europe and Latin America. He also provides consulting services to the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

About webinars:

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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 South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk:

The South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk is a European Union 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 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 Union Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, Thai European Business Association & European Business Network.



Practical Information

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 11:00 to 12:00



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