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The South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk supports European Union (EU) small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to both protect and enforce their Intellectual Property (IP) rights in or relating to South-East Asian countries, through the provision of free information and services. These take the form of jargon-free, first-line, confidential advice on intellectual property and related issues, plus training, materials and online resources.

The South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk project is funded by the European Commission.  

The Helpdesk's free services for European SMEs include:

Helpdesk Enquiry Service – Confidential Advice
Individual SMEs and SME intermediaries can submit IP enquiries directly to the Helpdesk via phone, email or in person, getting access to a panel of experts to receive free and confidential first-line advice.

Training
The Helpdesk arranges training on IP protection in South-East Asian countries and enforcement in Europe and South-East Asia, tailored to the needs of SMEs, including:

  • General IP issues, including IP registration and establishing an IP protection strategy.
  • Practical business challenges such as choosing a South-East Asian business partner, attending a trade fair, licensing.
  • Helpdesk IP Clinics offering SMEs free 20-minute one-on-one consultations with an IP expert are available at most training events.
  • Train-the-trainer resources for SME service providers and intermediary bodies (Trade Associations, SME Networks etc.) to improve the awareness of intermediary representatives about the scope and tools offered by the Helpdesk for the benefit of intermediary members.

Materials
Industry and business-focused guides and training materials address IP issues in South-East Asia by:

  • IP topic, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, licensing, dealing with counterfeiting.
  •  Business focus, including IP as a business asset, technology transfer, finding the right lawyer.
  • Nation and Industry, including textiles, medical devices, ceramics.

Online Services
The multi-lingual online portal provides easy access for all EU SMEs to Helpdesk information and services, including Helpdesk guides, E-learning modules, videos, podcasts, event information, and live webinars.

Our Experts

Edmund Baranda

Baranda, Edmund J.

THE PHILIPPINES | PATENTS ENFORCEMENT

Firm: Baranda & Associates, Rouse
Location: Manila, the Philippines

Hoa Binh

Binh, Nguyen Hoa

VIETNAM | PATENTS, TRADE MARK
Firm: Daitin & Associates

Location: Vietnam

Irene

Calboli, Irene

SINGAPORE | GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS, TRADE MARK
Firm: Texas A&M University

Location: Cambodia

Cheetham, Simon

Cheetham, Simon

SINGAPORE | TRADE MARK
Firm: Erinyes International Ltd

Location: London, UK

Chow

Chow, Kin-Wah

INDONESIA | PATENTS, ENFORCEMENT
Firm: Rouse & Co. International LLP

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

Cita

Citrawinda, Cita

INDONESIA | PATENTS

Firm: Cita Citrawinda Noerhadi & Associates
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

Andrew

Conduit, Andrew

INDONESIA | TRADE MARK, PATENTS
Firm: SKC Law, Advocates and IP Consultants

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

Severin

De Wit, Severin

INDONESIA | PATENTS ENFORCEMENT
Firm: IPEG Consultancy

Location: The Netherlands and Indonesia

Deltombe, Philippe

Deltombe, Philippe

SINGAPORE | TRADE MARK, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
Firm: Partner at AGM abogados

Location: Barcelona, Paris, Singapore

Andrew

Diamond, Andrew

INDONESIA | PATENTS, ENFORCEMENT
Firm: Januar Jahja & Partners

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

Doan

Doan, Son

VIETNAM | TRADE MARK
Firm: IPMAX Law Firm

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam

Somboon

Earterasarun, Somboon

INDONESIA, THAILAND | TRADE MARK, COPYRIGHT ENFORCEMENT
Firm: Tilleke & Gibbins

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

elio

Elio de Tullio

SOUTH EAST ASIA | GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS, TRADE MARK, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Firm: De Tullio & Partners

Location: Rome, Italy

Fabiosa

Fabiosa, Jose Maria Clint B.

THE PHILIPPINES | PATENTS ENFORCEMENT, TRADEMARK
Firm: Office of Bagay-Villamor & Fabiosa

Location: Cebu and Manila, the Philippines

Fougere

Fougere, Franck

THAILAND | TRADE MARK, COPYRIGHT, PATENTS
Firm: Ananda Intellectual Property

Location: Bangkok, Thailand and Hong Kong

Frey

Frey, Dorothée

SINGAPORE | TRADE MARK, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Firm: IPHub Asia Pte Ltd

Location: Singapore

Furneaux

Furneaux, Robert

SOUTH EAST ASIA | TRADE MARK, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Firm: Sipara

Location: Oxford, UK

Garnett

Garnett, Nic

THAILAND | COPYRIGHT
Firm: Inter Right (Asia) Co. Ltd

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Girard-Foley

Girard-Foley, Philippe

INDONESIA, MALAYSIA, VIETNAM | ENFORCEMENT
Firm: GIRARD-FOLEY & Associates

Locations: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Gloria

Goh, Gloria

SINGAPORE | ENFORCEMENT
Firm: Allen & Gledhill

Location: Singapore

Greif

Greif, Daniel

THAILAND | TRADE MARK, PATENTS, COPYRIGHT
Firm: Schmitt & Orlov Intellectual Property

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Nguyen

HAU NGUYEN

VIETNAM | ENFORCEMENT
Firm: SCHMITT & ORLOV IP Co. Ltd

Location: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Editha

Hechanova, Editha

THE PHILIPPINES | COPYRIGHT, PATENTS, ENFORCEMENT
Firm: Hechanova Bugay & Vilchez

Location: Manila, Philippines

Chris

Hemingway, Chris

MALAYSIA | PATENTS INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Firm: Marks & Clerk

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Jahja

Jahja, Prudence

INDONESIA| TRADEMARK
Firm: Januar Jahja & Partners

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

Rebecca

Kaye, Rebecca

SOUTH EAST ASIA | TRADE MARK
Firm: Sipara

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

Michal

Klaczynski, Michal

SOUTH EAST ASIA | TRADE MARK, TRADE SECRET, COPYRIGHT
Firm: Klaczynski Legal Consulting

Location: Warsaw, Poland

Kusumah

Kusumah, Justisiari P.

INDONESIA | COPYRIGHT, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
Firm: K&K Advocates

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

Stanley

Lai, Stanley

SINGAPORE | COPYRIGHT

Firm: Allen & Gledhill

Location: Singapore

Angela

Leong, Angela

SINGAPORE | TRADEMARK, PATENTS
Firm: Ravindran Associates

Location: Singapore

Sue-Ann

Li, Sue-Ann

SINGAPORE | TRADEMARK, ENFORCEMENT
Firm: Ravindran Associates

Location: Singapore

Jonas

Lindsay, Jonas

SINGAPORE | PATENTS

Firm: Marks & Clerk

Location: Singapore

Jevon

Louis, Jevon

SINGAPORE

Firm: Shook Lin & Bok

Location: Singapore

Marianna

Maia, Mariana

SINGAPORE | TRADE MARK
Firm: Thomsen Trampedach

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Manh

Manh Hung Tran

VIETNAM | TRADE SECRET, PATENTS, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

Firm: BMVN International LLC, a Baker & McKenzie International member

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam

Fabrice

Mattei, Fabrice

THAILAND | GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS, PATENTS
Firm: Rouse Thailand/Myanmar

Location: Bangkok & Yangon

Gianfranco

Matteucci, Gianfranco

SINGAPORE | PATENTS, TRADE MARK
Firm: Partner at Marks & Clerk Singapore LLP

Location: Singapore

Max

Ng, Max

SINGAPORE | TRADE MARK, COPYRIGHT
Firm: Gateway Law Corporation

Location: Singapore

Nga

Nga Nguyen

VIETNAM | TRADEMARK, PATENTS, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
Firm: Vietnam, Intellectual Property

Location: Vietnam

Lan Nguyen

Nguyen, Lan

VIETNAM | TRADE MARK, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Firm: Vietnam, Intellectual Property

Location: Vietnam

Rutorn

Nopakun, Rutorn

THAILAND | ENFORCEMENT
Firm: Domnern Somgiat & Boonma Law Office Ltd.

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

ON Hung

On, Hung Zheng

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM | TRADE MARK, PATENTS, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Firm: CCW Partnership

Location: Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Rackette

Rackette, Karl

SOUTH-EAST ASIA | TRADE MARK, PATENTS, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Firm: RACKETTE Partnerschaft Patentanwalte

Location: Freiburg, Germany

Wongrat

Ratanaprayul, Wongrat

INDONESIA | PATENTS, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Firm: Tilleke & Gibbins

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia / Bangkok, Thailand

Ravindran

Ravindran, M.

SINGAPORE | PATENTS, ENFORCEMENT
Firm: Ravindran Associates

Location: Singapore

Redfearn

Redfearn, Nick

INDONESIA | TRADE SECRET, PATENTS
Firm: Rouse & Co. International LLP

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

Rico, Ellen

Rico, Ellen

THE PHILIPPINES
Firm: Baranda & Associates

Location: Manila, the Philippines

Ross-Macdonald, Rupert

Ross-Macdonald, Rupert

INDONESIA, THE PHILIPPINES, THAILAND, VETNAM | TRADE MARK, ENFORCEMENT
Firm: Rouse & C0 International LLPP

Location: London, UK

Santaniello, Dino

Santaniello, Dino

LAOS | TRADE MARK, TRADE SECRET, PATENTS
Firm: Tilleke & Gibbins

Location: Vientiane, Laos

Scheil, Joerg-Michael

Scheil, Joerg-Michael

VIETNAM | PATENTS, TRADE MARK

Firm: Schulz Noack Bärwinkel (SNB Law)

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Sovath, Phin

Sovath, Phin

CAMBODIA | TRADE MARK
Firm: Bun & Associates

Location: Cambodia

Tachon, Mathilde

Tachon, Mathilde

SINGAPORE | TRADE MARK, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Firm: IPHub Asia Pte Ltd

Location: Singapore

Taweepon, Suebsiri

Taweepon, Suebsiri

THAILAND | TRADE MARK, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN, ENFORCEMENT
Firm: Tilleke & Gibbens

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Thea, Pheng

Thea, Pheng

CAMBODIA | TRADE MARK, PATENTS, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Firm: Abacus IP

Location: Cambodia

Treutler, Thomas J.

Treutler, Thomas J.

VIETNAM | TRADE MARK, PATENTS, ENFORCEMENT
Firm: Tilleke & Gibbins (Vietnam)

Location: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

Mats

Udén, Mats

SOUTH-EAST ASIA | TRADE SECRET, TRADE MARK, COPYRIGHT
Firm: Udén IP Strategy & Management AB

Location: Jonkoping, Sweden

Darani

Vachanavuttivong, Darani

THAILAND | TRADE MARK, COPYRIGHT, PATENTS, ENFORCEMENT
Firm: Tilleke & Gibbins

Location: Myanmar and Thailand

Vidon, Patrice

Vidon, Patrice

SOUTH-EAST ASIA | TRADE MARK, PATENTS
Firm: Vidon IP Law Group (Europe - Asia)

Locations: Bangkok, Shanghai, Paris, Rennes, Nantesa

Vu, Yen

Vu, Yen

VIETNAM
Firm: Rouse Vietnam

Locations: Vietnam

Wai Yeng Chan

Wai Yeng Chan

SINGAPORE | TRADE SECRET, PATENTS, ENFORCEMENT
Firm: Wong Jin Nee & Teo (WJNT)

Locations: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Jin Nee

Wong, Jin Nee

MALYSIA | TRADE MARK, PATENTS, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Firm: Wong Jin Nee & Teo (WJNT)

Locations: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Risti

Wulansari, Risti

INDONESIA | TRADE SECRET, COPYRIGHT, PATENTS
Firm: K&K Advocates

Locations: Indonesia

Tardy

Benoît Tardy

Firm: South-East Asia IP SME Helpdesk

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam