Intellectual Property Right (IPR) enforcement requires the cooperation and close collaboration of multiple stakeholders to effectively combat IPR infringements in the physical and online environment. Adopting this multi-stakeholder approach that includes various actors in the IPR enforcement ecosystem, IP Key South-East Asia presented the IPR Enforcement Series 2021.
During the series of events being organised from 18-28 May 2021, we invited IP judges and prosecutors to the ‘Colloquium on Effective Legal Remedies for the Enforcement of IP Rights in South-East Asia,’ online platforms, SMEs, and IPR owners to the ‘Webinar on the Protection and Enforcement of IPRs in Online Platforms in South-East Asia’ and IP and law enforcement authorities for the ‘Conference on Combatting Counterfeiting and Piracy in South-East Asia.’
Colloquium on Effective Legal Remedies for the Enforcement of IP Rights in South-East Asia | 18 May 2021
IP Key South-East Asia (SEA) hosted a ‘Colloquium on Effective Legal Remedies for the Enforcement of IP Rights in South-East Asia’ for IP judges and prosecutors in SEA. The online event built upon the informal network of SEA judges established during several past IP Key SEA activities, namely the Roundtable for SEA Judges in 2018, the Roundtable Discussion among SEA Judges in 2019 and the South-East Asia Judges’ Colloquium in 2020.
This event included presentations by the experts from the EU Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), to be followed by discussions among IP judges and prosecutors on the latest IPR issues. This platform for exchanges aimed to raise awareness among SEA judges and prosecutors on the latest methods, jurisprudence, and developments related to the granting of legal remedies against IPR infringements in both physical and online environments.
Webinar on the Protection and Enforcement of IPRs in Online Platforms in South-East Asia | 25-26 May 2021
*Open to public with pre-registration required
The ‘Webinar on the Protection and Enforcement of IPRs in Online Platforms in South-East Asia’ took place on 25 and 26 May 2021 and aimed to raise awareness among EU businesses, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), on how to better enforce their intellectual property rights (IPRs) when faced with infringing content in online and e-commerce platforms in SEA.
Representatives from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade (DG Trade) and Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG Grow), online platforms, and EU IPR owners in SEA participated in the webinar. Representatives from e-commerce and social media websites, such as the Lazada Group and Facebook, were invited to present their IP policies and procedures for EU businesses to become familiar with each platform’s requirements.
Conference on Combatting Counterfeiting and Piracy in South-East Asia | 27-28 May 2021
The ‘Conference on Combatting Counterfeiting and Piracy in South-East Asia’ took place on 27 and 28 May 2021, targeting IP and law enforcement authorities in SEA. The conference included discussions on the latest edition of the Counterfeit and Piracy Watch List, including the concerns of EU stakeholders in each marketplace, namely online service providers, e-commerce platforms, and physical marketplaces located in tourism areas and free trade zones.
Best practices and the EU’s policy approaches to combatting counterfeiting in both online and physical marketplaces were shared by the representatives from DG Trade’s Intellectual Property Unit, DG Grow’s Intangible Economy Unit, the EUIPO’s EU Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, the European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines, and Europol’s Intellectual Property Crime Coordinated Coalition (IPC3).
IP Key SEA also invited IP and law enforcement authorities from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam to share the measures undertaken by the national authorities to address counterfeiting and piracy in the abovementioned marketplaces.