This guide provides European SMEs with an overview of the different types of patents, the patent application process and how to enforce your rights in case of an infringement in the various ASEAN countries.
A patent is an exclusive right granted for the protection of new inventions, which are products or processes offering new technical solutions or providing new ways of doing something. Obtaining patent protection is a crucial aspect of business in the modern global economy. Increasingly, the economic strength and growth potential of a company is being assessed by its patent portfolio. This guide highlights the differences in patents and patent protection throughout the ASEAN region.