South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk

EPO – East Meets West Forum on Asian Patent Information: 10-11 April 2014, Vienna, Austria

EPO – East Meets West

Forum on Asian Patent Information

10-11 April 2014, Vienna, Austria



Event Details:  


Event type:



Thursday-Friday, 10-11 April 2014


All day event


Vienna, Austria




European Patent Office



Event Description:


"East meets West" is the EPO's annual forum on Asian patent information. The forum serves as a regular platform for patent information users around the world to discuss their Asian patent information needs.


The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk Team Leader Simon Cheetham will introduce the free services available at the ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk for European SMEs as well as participate in the poster session on 10 April.

Helpdesk expert Karl Rackette will contribute to the roundtable discussion entitled ‘Patent information from ASEAN countries - developments and challenges’ on 11 April.





Click here to read the detailed programme of this two-day conference.




Interested participants are required to register using the online form by 19 March 2014.



Speaker biography:


Name: Cheetham, Simon
Firm: Erinyes International Ltd
Location: London, UK


Simon Cheetham is the Team Leader of the ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk. He is an ASEAN IPR Enforcement expert with over 30 years' experience in commercial investigations, due diligence and IPR enforcement in South-East Asia and internationally. He has lived and worked in China and South-East Asia for over 17 years. He is also the Managing Director of ERINYES INTERNATIONAL LTD, a firm he founded to capitalise on his extensive experience of international investigations, loss prevention and enforcement work. He manages and directs the operations of the Company from Europe to the Far East.

Simon began his career with the Hong Kong Police, where he was responsible for the detection and prosecution of a wide variety of crimes. While in South-East Asia Simon was Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce IP Committee. He has lectured frequently around the world on security issues and IPR and has served as a short-term expert at ASEAN Seminar in Singapore and a speaker on the topic of Famous Marks and IP protection between borders within ASEAN. He is fluent in English and Cantonese.


Name: Rackette, Karl

More information to follow.


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

Giovedì, Aprile 10, 2014 - 09:00 to Venerdì, Aprile 11, 2014 - 18:00



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