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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

THE PHILIPPINES | PATENTS ENFORCEMENT

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

VIETNAM | PATENTS, TRADE MARK
Firm: Daitin & Associates

Location: Vietnam

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

Location: Cambodia

SINGAPORE | TRADE MARK
Firm: Erinyes International Ltd

Location: London, UK

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

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

INDONESIA | PATENTS

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

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

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

INDONESIA | PATENTS ENFORCEMENT
Firm: IPEG Consultancy

Location: The Netherlands and Indonesia

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

Location: Barcelona, Paris, Singapore

INDONESIA | PATENTS, ENFORCEMENT
Firm: Januar Jahja & Partners

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

VIETNAM | TRADE MARK
Firm: IPMAX Law Firm

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam

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

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

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

Location: Rome, Italy

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

Location: Cebu and Manila, the Philippines

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

Location: Bangkok, Thailand and Hong Kong

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

Location: Singapore

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

Location: Oxford, UK

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

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

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

Locations: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

SINGAPORE | ENFORCEMENT
Firm: Allen & Gledhill

Location: Singapore

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

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

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

Location: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

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

Location: Manila, Philippines

MALAYSIA | PATENTS INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Firm: Marks & Clerk

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

INDONESIA| TRADEMARK
Firm: Januar Jahja & Partners

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

SOUTH EAST ASIA | TRADE MARK
Firm: Sipara

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

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

Location: Warsaw, Poland

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

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

SINGAPORE | COPYRIGHT

Firm: Allen & Gledhill

Location: Singapore

SINGAPORE | TRADEMARK, PATENTS
Firm: Ravindran Associates

Location: Singapore

SINGAPORE | TRADEMARK, ENFORCEMENT
Firm: Ravindran Associates

Location: Singapore

SINGAPORE | PATENTS

Firm: Marks & Clerk

Location: Singapore

SINGAPORE

Firm: Shook Lin & Bok

Location: Singapore

SINGAPORE | TRADE MARK
Firm: Thomsen Trampedach

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

VIETNAM | TRADE SECRET, PATENTS, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

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

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam

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

Location: Bangkok & Yangon

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

Location: Singapore

SINGAPORE | TRADE MARK, COPYRIGHT
Firm: Gateway Law Corporation

Location: Singapore

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

Location: Vietnam

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

Location: Vietnam

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

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

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

Location: Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

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

Location: Freiburg, Germany

INDONESIA | PATENTS, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Firm: Tilleke & Gibbins

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia / Bangkok, Thailand

SINGAPORE | PATENTS, ENFORCEMENT
Firm: Ravindran Associates

Location: Singapore

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

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

THE PHILIPPINES
Firm: Baranda & Associates

Location: Manila, the Philippines

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

Location: London, UK

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

Location: Vientiane, Laos

VIETNAM | PATENTS, TRADE MARK

Firm: Schulz Noack Bärwinkel (SNB Law)

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

CAMBODIA | TRADE MARK
Firm: Bun & Associates

Location: Cambodia

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

Location: Singapore

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

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

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

Location: Cambodia

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

Location: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

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

Location: Jonkoping, Sweden

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

Location: Myanmar and Thailand

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

Locations: Bangkok, Shanghai, Paris, Rennes, Nantesa

VIETNAM
Firm: Rouse Vietnam

Locations: Vietnam

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

Locations: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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

Locations: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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

Locations: Indonesia

Firm: South-East Asia IP SME Helpdesk

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam