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Guide to patent protection in South-East Asia


Publication date
24 November 2023
European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency
Publication type
  • IP Guide


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. The product or process in question must be capable of industrial application. To qualify for patent protection, inventors or owners must file a patent application as registration is required to obtain protection for a patent. Patent protection lasts for a limited time, usually 20 years. In return for this legal monopoly of limited duration, the owner of a patent must disclose the invention to the public. A patent is a territorial right and has its effects only within the national boundaries of the country for which it is granted.


10 JUNE 2021
Guide to patent protection in South-East Asia