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Specialized training for trade mark and industrial design advisors and attorneys

This activity will consist of providing specialized training on trade mark and industrial design protection and management to trademark and industrial designs advisors and attorneys in the ASEAN region. 


This activity is undertaken through open seminars organized at the national level in collaboration with interested ASEAN IP Offices and, where appropriate, also in collaboration with national IP associations.  Such seminars of maximum one-day duration would be usually organized back to back to another project activity and taking advantage of the presence of one or more project experts in the country concerned.  Such seminars may focus on a variety of specialized topics, including new types of marks, trademark classification issues, use of trademark and design information tools, EU Community Trade Mark and Registered Community Design systems.


National Open Seminars


As from July 2014, national open seminars have been organised as follows:



July 2014

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August 2014

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September 2014

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PHILIPPINES October 2014

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MALAYSIA November 2014

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MYANMAR January 2015

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LAO PDR February 2015

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The national open seminars have been attended by relevant stakeholders (including local SMEs, national IP associations, IP advisors and attorneys, etc.) and focussed on providing information about how to obtain legal protection for their IP assets at the international level in various jurisdictions by using a combination of national, regional and international protection systems.


The national seminars addressed IP protection both in the country and in the export markets through the Madrid Protocol, the Hague Agreement, the EU Community Trademark and the EU Registered Community Design. Specific topics regarding Trademark and Design Information and Management Tools, such as ASEAN TMview, ASEAN Designview and ASEAN TMclass, were also introduced.