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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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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.

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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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Comunidad Andina (Andean Community) has just published the Andean Manual for Patent Examination. Regarding its content, this manual has taken into account the practices of the 4 national patent offices (that is: Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Colombia), and the rulings of the Court of Justice of the CAN

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The summer is coming to an end … but luckily, we are back with more IP news to make the journey more enjoyable!

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The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has seized 360,000 counterfeit goods in Nakhon Nayok province and Bang Bon district of Bangkok.

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The long-anticipated amendments to the Copyright Act of Thailand have come into force last August 23, 2022. The Act attempts to update the legislation to cope with online piracy and different copyright concerns ...

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In accordance with Notification No. 44/2022, the Myanmar Intellectual Property Department (MIPD) of the Myanmar Ministry of Commerce (MOC) recently published 19 bilingual trademark forms ("TM Forms") on its website.