The ARISE + IPR and IP Key SEA programmes were pleased to support the Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) ‘Stop Piracy’ Mini Marathon held in Bangkok on 19 August. The ARISE + IPR and IP Key SEA teams joined colleagues from the DIP and over 2,500 participants for a 5am start to the event. The marathon consisted of both 3km and 10km circuits.
The DIP ‘Stop Piracy’ Mini Marathon aimed to raise awareness of the importance of IP rights, as well as promote trade and investment in the country under the campaign “Don’t Buy, Don’t Sell, Don’t Use Knockoffs”. Proceeds from the event go towards charity, as well as a special welfare fund for DIP staff facing hardship.