The South-East Asia IP SME Helpdesk supports European Union (EU) and COSME 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.
Find more information about our team, our IP experts, partners, and frequently asked questions (FAQ)
The South-East Asia IP SME Helpdesk is there to help you. Leave your question in the webform, contact us by phone or by e-mail and you will receive a response within 3 working days.
IP Helpdesk tools are free services designed to guide EU SMEs in IP related cost management and to assess IP management readiness and maturity.
Managing IP in South-East Asia
IP can be complex and difficult to understand. Use the links here to get an introduction to the various aspects of doing business that are closely linked to intellectual property.
Europe (Belgium): +32 2 663 30 51
South-East Asia (Vietnam): +84 28 38 25 81 16
South-East Asia IP SME Helpdesk
- European office: Place Communale d’Auderghem 8, Brussels, Belgium
- Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City – 5th Floor, 33 Le Duan Blvd., Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Recent case law from the General Court and updates from Sonos – Google patent dispute.
The annual WIPO Global Awads competition is now open to self-nominations from candidates in all countries and business sectors.
Joining forces with e-shape IP and Innovation Office (Evenflow) and EARSC, the European IP Helpdesk team organized an IP training session on „Intellectual Property Commercialisation and Licensing”.
European Patent Office (EPO) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) have recently published a joint study analysing the innovation along hydrogen value chains.
Each month we introduce you to a member of our Ambassador team. The ambassador of this month is Emilie Marcelet from Hauts de France Innovation Development, who has been part of the team since 2013.
European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has recently announced that the call for applications to the SME Fund 2023 will be open from 23 January to 8 December 2023.
Adidas loses trial over three-stripes trade mark. Decision from the EUIPO Examination Division.
Recent case law from the General Court. The UKIPO guidelines on password sharing of online streaming services.
The European Patent Office (EPO) and the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) have signed a letter of intent to ensure the right support for key technologies.
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union (DG TAXUD) jointly published a factual document “EU enforcement of intellectual property rights: Results at the EU border and in the EU internal market, 2021”.