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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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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.

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During the last assembly of the Member States of the WIPO, the president of INDECOPI announced that Peru is willing to advance regarding intellectual property matters to fight against piracy.

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INAPI has provided users with two documents updating information on patent, utility models and designs guidelines, bearing into account the recent entry into force of Law 21.355 that modified the industrial property system in Chile.