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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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The EUIPO Grand Board of Appeal was one of the tools created through the 2003-2004 EUTMR revision, in order to ensure uniformity, consistency and coherence of their decisions. Find out the details of the soon to come oral hearing concerning a trademark invalidity request.

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HCMC – Law enforcement agencies have seized more than 76,800 suspected counterfeit products, weighed over 20 tons and consisting primarily of perfume and cosmetics, in the northern province of Bac Ninh.

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Judgment from the European Court of Justice regarding the PDO “Feta” and Manolo Blahnik winning a trade mark dispute in China.

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During the ongoing WIPO assemblies, Director General Daren Tang announced five SME winners of the first-ever WIPO Global Awards. Learn more about the positive impact these awardees have on society through their innovations.

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A new certification scheme produced by the EPO will broaden its offer and prepare a wide range of IP professionals for managing patents across multiple stages of its life-spam in a European and international context. Discover what will be evaluated and when you can enrol.

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Over the past years, the Indian Government implemented a number of measures to incentivise the use of IPR by local companies and institutions. In particular, strong incentives were introduced last year to significantly reduce the costs of patent registration when filed by educational institutions.