IP KEY SOUTH EAST ASIA – ANNUAL WORK PLAN FOR 2018

IP Key South East Asia is an EU Project designed to support the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) talks and Intellectual Property Dialogues of the European Union with its South East Asia (SEA) trading partners, by helping countries address specific emerging challenges in the area of IP that also affect EU businesses and stakeholders, and which stem from policy agendas and priorities made by the SEA countries themselves. It is directed by the European Commission and implemented by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

In this context, IP Key SEA acts at the bilateral level to provide technical expertise to SEA countries in developing IPR rules and regulations that are at par with international standards and global best practices, establishing systems to facilitate high quality and expeditious processing for the registration of IP rights and their effective enforcement, and provides support for accession to international agreements that are included in EU FTA chapters.

The Project is focused on seven (7) concrete results, as follows: (1) FTA negotiations supported effectively; (2) IP dialogues supported effectively; (3) FTA implementation supported effectively, (4) Enhanced capacity of IP authorities; (5) Registration practices and tools modernized; (6) Awareness raised on IP protection and enforcement; and (7) Information management system and document repository is established.

In furtherance of the above results, the IP KEY SEA will implement 25 activities during the initial implementation period of 11 months, from February 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018, as outlined in the first Annual Work Plan (AWP1). The activities contained in the AWP1 were identified through a comprehensive consultation process with European and South East Asia IP stakeholders, various departments and agencies of the European Commission, and the respective government agencies and IP Offices of the South East Asia countries.

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

No.

Description

Feb

Mar

April

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

CROSS-IP

9

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE AND ASSISTANCE FOR FREE TRADE AGREEMENT NEGOTIATIONS AND IP DIALOGUES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

TECHNICAL STUDIES ON IPR REGIMES IN RELATION TO FREE TRADE AGREEMENT NEGOTIATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

SUPPORT FOR SOUTH EAST ASIA IP ACADEMIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

UPGRADING THE QUALITY OF IP SERVICES AND PROTECTION IN SOUTH EAST ASIA IN THE 21ST CENTURY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

TMVIEW AND DESIGNVIEW AND EUIPN TOOLS INTEGRATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

IT AND LEGAL SUPPORT FOR E-FILING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25

SEA IP DIALOGUE PARTNERS COORDINATION MEETING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRADEMARKS AND DESIGNS

17

ROVING SEMINAR FOR IP OFFICIALS ON THE REGISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF TRADEMARKS AND INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

ROVING SEMINAR ON EU TRADE MARKS AND COMMUNITY DESIGNS FOR EU AND SEA LOCAL COMPANIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PATENTS

8

CONFERENCE ON MODERN PATENT PROTECTION REGIMES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

SUPPORT FOR THE TRAIN THE TRAINERS PROGRAMME ON PATENTS OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE (EPO)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

SUPPORT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF REGIONAL COMMON GUIDELINES FOR THE EXAMINATION OF PATENTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COPYRIGHTS AND RELATED RIGHTS

18

TRAINING ON ONLINE INFRINGEMENTS, CYBERCRIME AND COPYRIGHT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS

1

STUDY ON THE ENHANCED PROTECTION OF GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS (GIS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

STUDY VISIT ON GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS IN EUROPE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

STUDY ON GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS CONTROL AND ENFORCEMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

CONFERENCE ON THE IMPORTANCE OF GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLANT VARIETY RIGHTS

5

STUDY VISIT ON PLANT VARIETIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR PLANT VARIETY PROTECTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENFORCEMENT

2

ROUNDTABLE FOR THE JUDICIARY AND EXCHANGE OF BEST PRACTICES FOR MEDIATORS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

EXCHANGE OF BEST PRACTICES FOR IPR ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

ROUNDTABLE FOR SOUTH EAST ASIA JUDGES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

STUDY ON ILLICIT TRADE AND IPR PROTECTION IN THE DIGITAL WORLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

ILLICIT TRADE ENVIRONMENT INDEX REPORT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more details: SEA Annual Work Plan 2018 [PDF, 604KB]

08 - 09 Nov 2018
Yogyakarta, Indonesia

International plant variety protection benefits

High-level officials from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Viet Nam will attend an IP Key SEA conference in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on 8-9 November to discuss plant variety protection (PVP) within the international framework.

30 - 01 Oct - Nov 2018
Bangkok, Thailand

ASEAN IP officials to discuss potential regional IP academy

Representatives from each of the ASEAN IP offices and ARISE+ IPR experts will attend a kick-off meeting in Bangkok on 30-31 October to discuss a feasibility study on the possible establishment of a regional ASEAN IP academy.

24 Oct 2018
Jakarta

EU and local experts discuss Indonesian Patent Law

A roundtable dialogue between EU and Indonesian experts will be held in Jakarta on 24 October to discuss recent developments in relation to the new patent law of Indonesia, and share international best practices on patent exam

21 - 23 Aug 2018
Thailand

Workshop tackles online piracy and trade in counterfeit goods

The IP Key SEA team collaborated with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC) in conducting the ‘Workshop on Criminal Enforcement Against Online Trade in Pirated Content and Counterfeit Goods’ in Bangkok starting on 21 August.

13 - 03 Jun - Sep 2018
Vietnam

New study on GIs in Vietnam

IP Key SEA is commissioning a study on accountable controls and supervision mechanisms to guarantee an efficient and reliable implementation and enforcement of a geographical indications system in Vietnam.

24 - 25 Apr 2018
Manila (Philippines)

IP Key SEA hosts colloquium for the Philippine judiciary

A roundtable discussion for judges, court attorneys, and academics to share best practices on intellectual property (IP) was held in Manila on 24-25 April 2018.  The ‘Colloquium on Intellectual Property for th

02 Apr 2018
Bangkok

IP Key SEA official launch

IP Key SEA officially launched in Bangkok on the 2nd of April, during an event attended by Mr Antonio Campinos, EUIPO Executive Director, Ms Chutima Bunyapraphasara, Deputy Minister of Commerce of Thailand, Mr Pirkka Tapiola, EU Ambassador to Thailand , representatives of the European Union Membe

09 - 10 Nov 2017
Philippines

Fact-finding mission

A second fact-finding mission has been carried out in the Philippines between 9-10 November 2017.

18 - 26 Oct 2017
Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia

Fact-finding mission

The fact-finding mission carried out between 18-26 October 2017 in Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia allowed for liaising with key stakeholders, including EU Delegations in the countries visited, EU trade and business representatives, line Ministries and IP Offices and other relevant stakeholders.