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. The participants will discuss and evaluate initial proposals for the study.
The purpose of the feasibility study is to assess the most viable mechanism for the establishment of an ASEAN IP academy, taking into account existing IP academy models, target groups and stakeholders, accessibility and availability of new technology, and training and education requirements at the regional level.
IP academies are considered as well-tested vehicles to increase IP knowledge. Existing national IP academies conduct onsite and online training courses covering a range of IP courses intended for stakeholders, such as officials, enforcement agencies, academia, the business sector, including micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), and consumers.