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South-East Asia IP SME Helpdesk

A first line IP assistance service for European and COSME SMEs that operate or intend to access the South-East Asia market and that aim to improve their global competitiveness.

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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.

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IP Resources library

Use this database to find the resource you are looking for.

IP Tools

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.



Phone numbers:

                Europe (Belgium): +32 2 663 30 51

South-East Asia (Vietnam): +84 28 38 25 81 16

Postal address:

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

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  • News article

São Tomé and Príncipe will use HDB

As of 12 December 2022, the National Service of Intellectual Property and Quality of São Tomé and Príncipe (SENAPIQ-STP) will use and accept the list of terms from the harmonised database of goods and services (HDB) in TMclass.

  • News article

High-growth Technology Business Conference 2022 Insights

High-growth technology business (HTB) conference, held on 21 and 22 November, gave decision-makers in technology and growth-driven enterprises, and especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs), an opportunity to learn more about how intellectual property (IP) can support their business.

  • News article

UK – India Free Trade Agreement Going Forward

After several month of negotiation, the new bilateral trade agreement goes forward with some crucial points to be settled, patents and copyright aspects of the Indian film industry.

  • News article

International cooperation helps to fight counterfeit goods

The Vietnam Directorate of Market Surveillance under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), and Cooperativeve Vereniging SNB - React U.A (React) in Asia-Pacific, an anti-counterfeiting network, on December 8...

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Bac Giang builds trademarks for farm produce to expand market

The northern province of Bac Giang is building trademarks for local farm produce with an aim of reaching more markets, toward raising the value of agro-forestry produce export by an average 8% a year to reach about 200 million USD by 2030, reported the provincial People’s Committee.