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.
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Managing IP in South-East Asia
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South-East Asia IP SME Helpdesk
- European office: Place Communale d’Auderghem 8, Brussels, Belgium
- South-East Asian office: 15th floor, The Landmark Building, 5B Ton Duc Thang, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The Intellectual Property High Court in Kuala Lumpur has ruled illegal the sale, offer for sale, distribution, and/or supply of television boxes or illicit streaming devices (ISDs) that can enable unauthorised access to copyrighted content.
What's the story
Changes to the law were proposed in Parliament last week to clarify what the penalties are for shops selling set-top boxes that allow consumers to access pirated online streams of movies and television shows.
On June 24, 2021, the Minister of Finance issued Circular No. 47/2021/TT-BTC stipulating the rate of collection of a number of fees and charges in order to support and remove difficulties for those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The 4th phase for applications to EUIPO's SME Fund opened on 1 July
The acceptance of a Written Opinion issued by any participating intellectual property (IP) office under the ASEAN Patent Examination Co-operation (ASPEC) program came into force on June 15, 2021.
Singapore is looking to strengthen its copyright law, and plans to empower creators like photographers and musicians with more rights.
SINGAPORE - Sharing or posting a video of a quirky dance performance online in Singapore, or a photo of a painting from an art gallery here, will soon require the performer or creator to be identified and credited, under proposed changes to the law.
In June 2021, Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) issued a new draft decree amending several provisions of Decree No. 99/2013/ND-CP of the government dated August 29, 2013, on the sanctioning of administrative violations in industrial property (the “Draft Decree”).
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The pandemic has accelerated the pace of digitization as business leaders look for solutions to recover lost ground and plan for the road ahead. As the world races along this digitization path, the role of intellectual property in the global economy is becoming more significant.