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Supported Event - Green Economy Forum & Exhibition (GEFE) 2022

The European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham Vietnam) will host the “Green Economy Forum & Exhibition (GEFE) 2022” to offer a platform for all to discuss, find and apply green European solutions in Vietnam. The event will bring together experts across sustainable business and governance for three days of conferences, exhibitions, and high-level B2B and B2G dialogue sessions.

IP diagnostic tool for SEA

The tool helps EU SMEs to analyse their business’ level of preparedness and knowledge in the field of intellectual property in South-East Asia and identify the topics on which they need further information.

Geographical indications (GIs) infographic

What is a GI and why is it important to protect EU GIs in South-East Asia? Read more on this infographic providing you with information on how the Helpdesk can help you protect your business and innovations.

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The Helpline service provides free first-line assistance on Intellectual Property protection and IP rights enforcement in South-East Asia. All questions sent through this service will receive a tailor-made answer by our IP experts within no more than 3 working days. Stay informed, and stay safe!

Upcoming & past webinars

If you have missed one of our past webinars, on this page you will find the recordings and presentations of trainings, information sessions and more.

Happy New Year!

All of us at the South-East Asia IP SME Helpdesk would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year. We hope you have a healthy and prosperous 2022. We're on hand with all the IP advice you need!

Join the 6 regional IP Helpdesks at the 2022 edition of the Industry Days and Industry Week!

The IP Helpdesk family will participate in EU Industry Days and EU Industry Week 2022: Join us for Europe’s annual flagship events in February Between 8 and 11 February 2022, the EU Industry Days will bring together government actors, industry players and academia to discuss industry challenges and co-develop opportunities and policy responses in an inclusive dialogue. Since 2017, the EU Industry Days have become the flagship EU event on industrial policy and gather thousands of participants each year. In addition a wide range of side-events are taking place across the EU and beyond as part of this year’s EU Industry Week until the end of February 2022.

[Case study 57] The cancellation of trade marks in Indonesia on the basis of a bad-faith registration

CRC Industries has been a producer and distributor of industrial chemicals used in the maintenance and repair of marine, electrical, industrial, automotive and aviation equipment since 1985. The company has the rights to the trade mark ‘CRC’ and its variants. CRC Industries registered their trade marks for products in classes 1, 2, 3 and 4 in many countries in the world including Indonesia. The trade marks ‘CRC’ were registered for the first time in Indonesia in 1990. An Indonesian company registered two trade marks “C&C Logo” in class 1 for products that are similar to CRC Industries’ products.

[Case study 56] Design registrations cancelled in Indonesia due to lack of novelty

Company A is an underwear producer and trader that registered two industrial designs: ‘Multicolour Flower’ packaging in 2008 and ‘Yellow-Green’ packaging in 2003. These designs were also promoted overseas (e.g. at an exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in 2009). On 26 August 2013, Company B filed a request to register Multicolour Flower and Yellow-Green as industrial designs, despite the fact that these two designs had previously been registered by Company A and were listed on the Register of Industrial Designs in Indonesia.

New EU SME fund 2022

The Commission and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) launched the new EU SME Fund, which offers vouchers for EU-based SMEs to help them protect their intellectual property (IP) rights. This is the second EU SME Fund aiming at supporting SMEs in the COVID-19 recovery and green and digital transitions for the next three years (2022-2024).