IP KEY SOUTH EAST ASIA – ANNUAL WORK PLAN

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) [1] [2]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The IP Key South East Asia action was 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 laid out by the SEA countries.

In this context, IP Key SEA will act at the bilateral level to provide technical expertise to SEA countries in developing IPR rules and regulations that are consistent 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 will provide support for accession to international agreements that are included in EU FTA chapters.

The Action 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.

To contribute to achieving the results, the AWP2-2019 covers an implementation period of 12 months, from 01 January to 31 December 2019, and consists of 25 activities. The activities 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.

The activities included under the AWP 2 were developed in line with priorities on intellectual property rights in Southeast Asia, with a comprehensive coverage of the different IPRs, and adopting a balanced geographical scope. To ensure ownership and acceptance of the partner countries from SEA of the activities and sustainability of results, this AWP2-2019 combines both EU-driven activities and activities that are of mutual interest to both the EU and the SEA partner countries and organisations and institutions in the target countries.

Read more about our activities ...

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

No.

Activity description

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

1

Exchange of Best Practices on Online IPR Infringement and the Responsibility of Intermediary Service Providers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Support for the Enhancement of Protection and Registration Systems for Geographical Indications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Support to SEA Producers in Conforming with International Standards for GI Products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Conference on Geographical Indications and the Lisbon Agreement (Geneva Act)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Support the Preparations for Accession to the UPOV Convention and Collaboration with the CPVO and UPOV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Study Visit by SEA Plant Variety Authorities to the CPVO and Testing/Examination Offices in the EU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Exchange of Best Practices in Promoting Transparency, Accountability, and Good Governance of Collective Management Organizations (CMOs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

SEA Trademarks Conference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Technical Expertise and Assistance for Free Trade Agreement Negotiations and IP Dialogues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

Seminar on Obtaining Patent Protection in Europe and SEA Countries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

Support and Assistance for the Implementation of Free Trade Agreements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

Workshop on the Extension of EU Practices in Trademarks and Industrial Designs to SEA Countries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

Support for the Drafting of Trademark Examination Guidelines for Viet Nam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

Train-the-Trainers Programme for Patent Examiners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

Workshop on IPR Infringement Detection and Investigation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

National Roving Seminars for Police Authorities on IPR Enforcement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

Seminar on IPR Infringement Involving Counterfeit Fast-Moving Consumer Goods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

Seminar on IPR Border Control and Customs Enforcement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

Seminar for Indonesian Judges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

Roundtable Discussion among SEA Judges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

Participation of the SEA Countries in the EUIPO IP Mediation Conference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

Improving Legal Certainty for European Enterprises Through Enhanced Patent Data Exchange

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

Support for the Drafting of Regional Common Guidelines for Patent Examination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

EU Workshop and On-Site Training on IT Tools for IP Authorities: TM View, DesignView, and TMClass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25

Support for the Use of Front Office Tools in SEA Countries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

02 - 05 Apr 2019
Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Workshop to tackle trade in counterfeit goods in SE Asia

The IP Key SEA team contributed to the ‘Workshop on Trade in Counterfeit Food, Beverages, Cosmetics, and Fast Moving Consumer Goods’ in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, on 2-5 April.

29 Mar 2019
South East Asia

IP Key SEA Annual Work Plan 2-2019

The Project Management Board (PMB) of the IP Key Southeast Asia (SEA) Project adopted the Second Annual Work Plan (AWP2-2019) on 21 December 2018.

20 - 21 Feb 2019
Bangkok

Meeting on Southeast Asia-Europe Enhanced Patent Data Exchange

IP Key SEA and the European Patent Office (EPO) organised a meeting with IT officials and managers from the IP Offices of Southeast Asia (SEA) in Bangkok on 20-21 February to discuss data sharing mechanisms between the SEA IP Offices and the EPO.

08 - 09 Nov 2018
Yogyakarta, Indonesia

International plant variety protection benefits

High-level officials from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Viet Nam attended 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 was 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 examination procedures.

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 the Judiciary’ saw an opportunity for local, regional, and international

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.