South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk

Introduction to IPR Protection in the ASEAN region: Tallinn, 1 October 2013

Introduction to IPR Protection in the ASEAN region

Tallinn, 1 October 2013


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Tuesday, 1 October 2013


09.00 – 12.00


Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Economy (Tallinn, Esotonia)


Estonian, English





Event Description:


The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk partnered with the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to co-organise a training event for Estonian SME. ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk expert, Severin de Wit will discuss the importance of IPR protection in Southeast Asia and China 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.




09:00   Main trends in economies in Asia and Estonia’s governmental plans (Oliver Ait from Ministry of Economics and Communications)

09:30   Asian Study Module and network in Universities – How you could increase your knowledge and competence and network (Karin Dean, University of Tallinn)

Handbook „How to do Business in China – do’s and don’ts on the basis of China (Peter Gornischeff Gornischeff, Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

10:30   Coffee

11:00   IPR in Asia (Asian IPR Helpdesk)

12:00   End


Presentations shall be in Estonian except the IPR.




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Speaker biography:


Name:              Severin de Wit

Firm:                IPEG Consultancy

Location:          The Hague



Severin received his law degree in 1978 from the “Vrije Universiteit” in Amsterdam. From 1978 until January 2007, Severin was an Intellectual Property partner in several European law firms. He is founder of IPEG Consultancy. He was engaged in both advisory and litigation work for multinational corporations in pharma and biotech, consumer electronics and semiconductor technology. From 2001-2004 he worked for Europe’s largest semiconductor equipment maker to assist and render strategy advise and support in a worldwide patent litigation against a major rival. He was, as a law firm partner involved in IP international arbitrations, defining and assisting to execute legal strategies and advising on IP contractual issues, enforcement programs and conducting intellectual property, information technology and competition law due diligence in mergers and acquisitions.

From 1998-2001 he was a part-time judge in the District Court of The Hague (Intellectual Property Chamber). He is a member of the editorial board of a Dutch intellectual property magazine (“IER”, “Intellectuele Eigendom & Reclamerecht”).


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

Martedì, Ottobre 1, 2013 - 09:00 to 12:00



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