Piracy, counterfeiting, infringement, copying, stealing, reproducing, replicating, call it any name you want, this is one of those crimes every successful business fears. The ramifications can be significantly detrimental and costly to the survival of businesses. Companies that have spent valuable time and resources building a strong brand or to innovate can have their reputation eroded in a matter of months. With the Internet, social media, e-commerce and through online marketplaces, piracy and counterfeit sales can reach a worldwide audience so much more quickly. Find out more about How to Secure Effective Evidence of IP infringement in South-East Asia!
Apart from being a forum for legitimate vendors and original products, the internet is also used by unscrupulous businesses as a platform for the distribution of counterfeit goods which infringe intellectual property rights (IPR). The explosive growth in access to the internet has resulted in a shift in the modus operandi of counterfeiters to move their illegal activities online. Online e-commerce websites might become easy and anonymous options for counterfeiters to reach out to potential customers as well as popular social media platforms. Learn more about removing counterfeit goods from e-commerce sites in South-East Asia with this practical guide.
ASEAN Designview is the common online industrial design information platform of the ASEAN Member States aimed at making ASEAN industrial design data widely available and easily accessible to all interested stakeholders. ASEAN Designview offers free of charge online access to information on industrial design registrations and published industrial design applications in the participating ASEAN countries.
ASEAN Designview is an online tool to consult on publicly available data on industrial design. It does not constitute an official industrial design register and is of a purely informative nature.
ASEAN Designview was developed by the Intellectual Property Offices of the ASEAN Member States with the support of the EU-ASEAN Project on the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (ECAP III Phase II) administered by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).
ASEAN TMview is the common online trademark information platform of the ASEAN Member States aimed at making ASEAN trademark data widely available and easily accessible to all interested stakeholders. ASEAN TMview offers free of charge online access to information on trademark registrations and trademark applications in the participating ASEAN countries.
ASEAN TMview is an online tool to consult on publicly available data on trademarks. It does not constitute an official trade mark register, and is of a purely informative nature.
ASEAN TMview was developed by the Intellectual Property Offices of the ASEAN Member States with the support of the EU-ASEAN Project on the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (ECAP III Phase II) administered by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).
Patents are a common type of intellectual property that are relevant to various industries, not only for technology intense industry, patents are also present in the medical device and healthcare industries, green industries, machineries, food processing, textile and smart cities to provide few examples.
The responsibilities of customs vary from country to country, and are often the subject of regular review and modification to ensure their ongoing relevance in a constantly changing world.
Traditionally, the customs’ role has been one of a “gatekeeper”, with customs authorities representing a barrier through which international trade must pass, in an effort to protect the interests of the nation. Customs has been responsible for implementing a wide range of government policies, spanning areas as diverse as revenue collection, trade compliance and facilitation, interdiction of prohibited substances, protection of cultural heritage and enforcement of intellectual property laws.