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Blog post: Intellectual property protection in the e-commerce era: What has changed recently in South-East Asia?

Over the past few years, South-East Asia (SEA) has witnessed a huge shift to, and booming expansion in, online shopping platforms. As a result, counterfeiters have also quickly adapted to the new trade environment, making large profits by flooding the digital marketplace with a huge amount of counterfeit products. At the same time, governmental agencies need months or even years to update their regulations and rules to catch up. In this article, we will update you on how regulatory authorities in SEA are stepping up to tackle intellectual property (IP) infringement issues in the e-commerce market.

 
New website

The IP Helpdesks are launching their new website on 1 March 2021.

 
Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund

The new scheme for SMEs 'The Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund' (or IP vouchers) is alive. European SMEs can receive up to EUR 1500 for IP pre-diagnostic services (IP scan) and/or trade mark and design applications.

 
Blog post: Online services of intellectual property offices in South-East Asia

Digitalisation has changed the way intellectual property (IP) offices operate, and made them more effective. During the Covid-19 pandemic, when many IP offices were physically closed, online systems played an essential role. Let’s explore how the South-East Asian IP offices improved, and are still improving, their online systems and what type of online services are currently available!

 
Browse our guides

Interested in learing more about general best practices regarding IP in South-East Asia? Come have a look at our Helpdesk guides!

 
Infographic: EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) entered into force from 1 August 2020. This agreement will enable EU exporters and investors to access a fast-growing market of over 96 million people and to consolidate their presence in one of the most dynamic regions in the world.