South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk

Innovaccess and IPorta 5th Thematic Workshop on IP Enforcement Alicante, 26-27 June 2014

Innovaccess and IPorta 5th Thematic Workshop on IP Enforcement Alicante, 26-27 June 2014


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Thursday and Friday, 26 - 27 June 2014


9:00 – 18:00 (Brussels, GMT: +1)


Alicante, more details to follow



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Event Description:

The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk was requested by Innovaccess - the European Network of National Intellectual Property Offices to deliver a presentation about the services and activities at the ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk.

The Helpdesk will be represented by the Team Leader Simon Cheetham.





9:30 – 9:40       Registration


9:40 – 10:00      Welcome address, Introduction to 5th Thematic Workshop, IPR Enforcemen

Andrea Di Carlo – OHIM, Gábor Németh - HIPO

10:00 – 11:00    Presentation of results of IPR Enforcement Survey

                        Marianne Helledi Knudsen - OCIUS

11:00 – 11:30    Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30    IPR Enforcement Survey Conclusions, Questions & Answers

Marianne Helledi Knudsen - OCIUS  + All Participants

12:30 – 14: 00   Lunch break

14: 00 – 15:30   The activities of the European Observatory infringements of IP rights and current issues in the field of IPR Enforcement

Andrea Di Carlo – OHIM, N.N. - EC

15:30 – 16: 00   Coffee break

16:00- 17:30     Selected good practices in the field of IPR enforcement form IPorta partners

IPorta partners


Speaker biography:

Simon Cheetham is the Team Leader of the China IPR SME Helpdesk. He is a China IPR Enforcement expert with over 30 years' experience in commercial investigations, due diligence and IPR enforcement in China 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, including fraud and homicide. While in South-East Asia Simon was Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce Intellectual Property Committee and acted as an advisor to the International Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force on China. He has lectured frequently around the world on security issues and IPR and has written articles and papers on a variety of related topics, including a chapter in 'Intellectual Property Law and Practice in the People's Republic of China' published by Kluwer Law International B.V. He is fluent in English and Cantonese.


About the ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk:


The ASEAN 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 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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Giovedì, Giugno 26, 2014 - 09:00 to 18:00



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