South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk

Intellectual property rights protection in Southeast Asia for Finnish SMEs: Helsinki, 29 October 2013

Intellectual property rights protection

in Southeast Asia for Finnish SMEs

Helsinki, 29 October 2013


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Tuesday, 29 October 2013


09.00 – 12.00


Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce, Meeting Room: Espoo. Kalevankatu 12, 2nd floor, 00100 Helsinki







Event Description:


The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk has partnered with Finland-ASEAN Trade Association and Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce to co-organise a training event for Finnish companies. ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk expert, Jef Vandekerckhove will discuss the importance of IPR protection in Southeast Asia by and providing practical, business-focused IP advice for doing business in the region. You will learn more about the IP landscape in the ASEAN region, including IPR protection strategies and relevant case studies as well as the free services available for SME from the Helpdesks.





8.45     Registration & coffee


9.00     Welcoming Words

            Mr. Nicholas Oksanen, Chairman, Finland-ASEAN Trade Association           


9.05     IPR in Asia 

Mr. Jef Vandekerckhove, Intellectual property rights protection in Southeast Asia for Finnish SMEs, ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk

            -Overview of the IP situation in Southeast Asia

            -IP issues relevant to technology innovations conducted by SMEs engaged on Asian markets

            - Introduction to the ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk and its services


10.00   Company case

10.30   Main trends in economies in Southeast Asia – special focus on Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines


11.00   Closing of the seminar   


11.30   Consultations provided by the ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk expert





Click here for registration. Deadline: 25 October 2013


Speaker biography:


More details 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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Martedì, Ottobre 29, 2013 - 09:00 to 12:00



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