South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk

Innovate ASEAN, Liverpool, UK, 29 July 2016

Event Details:  


Event type:



29 June, 2016


09:00 – 13:00


Liverpool, UK



Event partner:

UK ASEAN Business Council


EU SMEs, EU Intermediaries, IP stakeholder


Free Of Charge (first come, first served)


Event Description:

ASEAN, is the world’s fastest growing single market and in just 10 years’ time, ASEAN is predicted to be the world’s 4th largest economy. ASEAN’s has a young and dynamic 622 million consumer market, has a burgeoning middle class with rising incomes and total consumer expenditure of US$1.5 trillion. Economic integration is progressively improving with the with the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) now in place, improving the ease of doing trade throughout the region.

Innovate ASEAN is designed to explore the unique potential that technology and innovation can bring to Southeast Asia during a time of rapid growth and transition, creating opportunities and solutions.

Join the UK-ASEAN Business Council for this event focusing on digital technology and highlighting the wealth opportunities for trade and export within this incredibly tech-savvy market.

The Helpdesk expert Rebecca Kaye will also deliver a presentaion at the event entitled 'Protecting you Intellectual Property'', exploring how to protect your IP when investing in ASEAN.




 09:30 Registration, Coffee and Networking 

10:00 Welcome 

Max Coleman, Head of Digital and Business Development - UK-ASEAN Business Council 

10:10 Keynote Address 

H.E. Evan P. Garcia, The Philippine Ambassador to the UK 

10:30 UK-ASEAN Digital Leaders 


- Margaret Manning, CEO - Adelphi Digital 

- Elsie Yim, Senior Trade & Investment Manager – UK Trade & Investment 

- Glenn Wiseman, UK Managing Director - NashTech Ltd. 


Panel discussion 

11:30 Refreshment Break 

11:45 Protecting Your Intellectual Property 


- Rebecca Kaye, Director – Southeast Asia IPR SME Helpdesk 

12:00 ASEAN Digital Case Studies 


- Jason Ho, Digital Entrepreneur 

- Krishan Meetoo, CDO – Proversity 

Panel discussion 


12:45 End of Seminars – Networking 




Expert Bios


Rebecca is a dual-qualified intellectual property solicitor and registered trade mark attorney. She covers all aspects of intellectual property including portfolio management, commercialisation and exploitation. Rebecca is listed as a Notable practitioner by Chambers & Partners and is a Recommend Lawyer in Legal 500.


Rebecca has considerable experience in managing international IP portfolios including clearance, registration and exploitation and has an excellent understanding of intellectual property issues in Asia having worked in Vietnam and managed anti-counterfeiting actions and portfolio work for international brand owners there. As one of the founding partners of Sipara, Rebecca is a hands-on client partner managing a team of Senior Associates, Associates and Paralegals to ensure the firm’s clients receive a first class total IP service. The UK regulator of patent and trade mark attorneys, the Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg), recently appointed Rebecca to the IPReg’s Disciplinary Panel. Rebecca is on The Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys’ Publications & Communications Committee and the Website (public facing content) Working Group. Rebecca has particular expertise in design law and has spoken at international conferences on this area. Rebecca joined the Helpdesk network in January 2014.


About the South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk:

The South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk is an European Union co-funded project that provides free, practical, business advice relating to SEA IPR to European SMEs. To learn about any aspect of intellectual property rights in South-East-Asia, visit our online portal For free expert advice on South-East Asia IPR for your business, e-mail your questions 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 Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, Thai European Business Association & European Business Network.



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