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International IP Organisations

World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) SME Division
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations. It is dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property (IP) system, which rewards creativity, stimulates innovation and contributes to economic development while safeguarding the public interest.

European Patent Office
The European Patent Office (EPO) provides a uniform application procedure for individual inventors and companies seeking patent protection in up to 38 European countries. It is the executive arm of the European Patent Organisation.

European Union Organisations/ Business Support Initiatives

Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission
The Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry works to create an environment in which European firms can thrive. It also aims to ensure that EU policies contribute to the competitiveness of European enterprises and facilitate job creation and economic growth.

Office of Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM)
The Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market registers Community Trade Marks and Community Designs, which both grant their proprietors a uniform right valid in all Member States of the European Union by means of one procedural system.

Indonesia

Delegation of the European Commission to Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam and ASEAN
The EU Delegation represents the European Commission in Indonesia and presents the positions and the interests of the European Union to the Indonesian government.

European Union Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia
EuroCham's mission is to serve the member companies by being the voice of European business in Indonesia and by lobbying on trade and investment related issues. The overall objectives are to facilitate contact and communication within the European business community in Indonesia and to establish constructive dialogue with the Indonesian authorities and the Indonesian business community in order to detect and nurture business relationships.

Malaysia

Delegation of the European Commission to Malaysia
The EU Delegation represents the European Commission in Malaysia and presents the positions and the interests of the European Union to the Malaysian government.

EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EUMCCI)
EUMCCI promotes, supports and develops EU business interests in Malaysia as well as facilitates trade, commerce and investments between EU and Malaysia. EUMCCI carries out activities that catalyse and stimulate networking of European companies in Malaysia with the Malaysian business community, business associations, relevant ministries, official representations and other Chambers in Asia.

Philippines

Delegation of the European Commission to Philippines
The EU Delegation represents the European Commission in Philippines and presents the positions and the interests of the European Union to the Philippine government.

European Union Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP)
ECCP is a bilateral foreign chamber that promotes European interests in the Philippines as well as Philippine interests in Europe. With more than 700 members, ECCP offers a strong business network that potentially translates to multiple business opportunities. It is a unique organization that offers membership as well as professional services to members and clients.

Vietnam

Delegation of the European Commission to Vietnam
The EU Delegation represents the European Commission in Vietnam and presents the positions and the interests of the European Union to the Vietnamese government.

European Union Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam
The main objectives of the EuroCham Vietnam of commerce shall be to improve the ease of doing business in Vietnam, to promote and increase business between Vietnam and EU Member States, and to promote EU business interests in Vietnam for the benefit of Members. EuroCham’s Sector Committees provide an effective advocacy forum for its members to address common affairs through the advocacy of business interests to the Vietnamese government.

Singapore

Delegation of the European Commission to Singapore
The EU Delegation represents the European Commission in Singapore and presents the positions and the interests of the European Union to the Singaporean government.

European Union Chamber of Commerce in Singapore
EuroCham Singapore represents the common interests of European businesses in promoting bilateral trade, services and investments between the countries of Europe and Singapore and the region. EuroCham also provides European business with a communication and lobbying channel to Singaporean and European political & economic circles and is the sole European representative at the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) council.

Thailand

Delegation of the European Commission to Thailand
The EU Delegation represents the European Commission in Thailand and presents the positions and the interests of the European Union to the Thai government.

The European ASEAN Business Centre in Thailand
The Centres objective is to interact as the voice of European business in Thailand towards development of a favourable business climate to improve investment and market opportunities of European companies in Thailand and to promote Thailand and ASEAN as high-potential trade and investment markets.

Cambodia

Delegation of the European Commission to Cambodia
The EU Delegation represents the European Commission in Cambodia and presents the positions and the interests of the European Union to the Cambodian government.

European Union Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia
Eurocham-Cambodia was inaugurated on June 2nd, 2011 with the participation of the members of the 3 supporting European business organizations, the Chambre de Commerce Franco-Cambodgienne (CCFC), the British Business Association in Cambodia (BBAC) and the Arbeitskreis Deutsche Wirtschaft (ADW).Established to represent European businesses and entrepreneurs living and working in Cambodia, the mission of Eurocham is to become a major resource for questions on trade, investment and business information in the country.
It’s objective is to act on business organizations and individuals for business facilitation, regulatory exchange and dispute resolution as well as to promote European economic and cultural relations with Cambodia and vice versa.

Lao PDR

Delegation of the European Commission to Laos
The EU Delegation represents the European Commission in Laos and presents the positions and the interests of the European Union to the Lao PDR’s government.

Myanmar

Delegation of the European Commission to Myanmar
The EU Delegation represents the European Commission in Myanmar and presents the positions and the interests of the European Union to the Myanmar government.

ASEAN IP Organisations

ASEAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ASSOCIATION (ASEAN IPA)
The objectives of the ASEAN IPA are to foster ties of mutual friendship, cooperation and understanding among those in the private sector who are concerned with intellectual property in the ASEAN countries, and through such ties to promote the development and protection of Intellectual Property in the ASEAN countries.

Indonesia

Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights (no English)
Works under the Ministry of Law and Human Rights and deals with all aspects of IPR protection including the registration of: patents, trade marks, copyrights, industrial designs and geographical indications.

Malaysia

Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO)
MyIPO provides strong legal infrastructure and effective administration regime to enhance greater creativity and exploitation of Intellectual Property. It manages registration of patents, trade marks, industrial designs, copyrights and geographical indications.

Philippines

Intellectual Property Office of Philippines (IPOPHIL)
IPOPHIL is a knowledge-driven government organization that works towards economic, technological, and socio-cultural development by communicating, enabling, and ensuring the effective use of the Intellectual Property system in all levels of society for the creation, protection, utilization, and enforcement of Intellectual Property.

Singapore

Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Law, responsible for the legislation and registration of Intellectual Property (IP) matters. We advise on and administer IP laws as well as promote IP awareness and provide the infrastructure to facilitate the development of IP in Singapore.

Thailand

Department of Intellectual Property (DIP)
DIP deals with all aspects of IPR protection: Patents, Trade Marks, copyrights, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications.

Vietnam

National Office Of Intellectual Property Of Vietnam (NOIP)
The National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP) is an Agency under the Ministry of Science and Technology, assuming the functions of exercising the State management and providing services in the field of Intellectual Property.

Copyright Office of Viet Nam (COV)
The Copyright Office of Vietnam is an agency administered by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, helping the Minister in realizing the State management of copyright and related rights protection throughout the country under the State's laws.

Brunei Darussalam

Intellectual Property Division of the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC)
The Attorney General is the principal legal adviser to the government. The Intellectual Property and Registry Division provides service to the public by maintaining registrations of: trade marks, industrial designs and inventions.

Patent Registry Office (PRO)
The PRO is responsible for the registration of patents and the promotion of public awareness. It acts as the focal point for all patent-related matters with close collaboration with the Intellectual Property Division of the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC).

Cambodia

Intellectual Property Department (IPD) (poor English website)
Works under the Ministry of Commerce and deals with all aspects of IPR protection: patents, trade marks, and copyrights.

Department of Industrial Property (DIP) (poor English website)
Works under the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy and is responsible for maintaining industrial property issues.

Lao PDR

Department of Intellectual Property
Department of Intellectual Property works under the Ministry of Science and Technology and maintains Intellectual Property matters in Lao PDR: drafting laws and regulations on IPR and implementing laws through IP registration and enforcement of regulations.

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