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20-22 October 2004 - Jakarta
Preparation of Guidelines on Well-known Marks
In this first ECAP II national activity for Indonesia, OHIM expert Dimitrios Botis completed a mission to prepare guidelines on well-known marks for the DGIPR. Treatment of well-known marks is among the areas identified by DGIPR as priority for ECAP II cooperation activities. Mr. Botis from OHIM?s Trade Marks Department holds masters degree in law and worked in the private sector specialising in IP matters before joining OHIM in 1999. He has been responsible for the drafting and updating of OHIM guidelines on well-known marks and marks with reputation. He also trains other examiners on this field.
11-12 August 2004 - Singapore
Registration of Industrial Designs
Two WIPO experts, Mr. Denis Cohen, Head of the International Registrations Systems, Legal Section of the Trademark, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications Sector; and Mr. Patrick Cartant, Head of the Examination and Registration Section of the Hague and Lisbon Unit of the Trademark, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications Sector, led this training for IPOS officers from the Registry of Designs, and the Hearings and Mediation Department.
29 August-4 September 2004 -
ECAP II Inception Mission to Cambodia
ECAP II Director Valentin Mir and IP expert Santi Rattanasuwan completed the mission to Cambodia, during which they met with Cambodian authorities, the EC Delegation and representatives of the donor community.
The purposes of the mission include to study the current situation of IP system in the country; and to identify priority action areas need to be supported by the ECAP II national component in Cambodia. Based on the information collected, the expected output of the mission is a Strategic Modernization Plan from which an Overall Work Plan of Activities and the Annual Work Plans of Activities will be drawn.
30 August?10 September 2004 -
ECAP II Inception Mission to Vietnam
ECAP II Director Valentin Mir, IP expert Dr. Christoph Antons from Centre for Southeast Asian Law, Northern Territory University Australia, along with Mr. Bruno Cinquantini, a patent consultant and attorney with extensive working experiences with the European Patent Office completed this activity.
Objectives of the mission are to study the current situation of IP system in Vietnam, and 0to identify needs of Vietnam to be satisfied by the ECAP II national component for Vietnam. The information compiled during the mission will form input into the Strategic Modernization Plan which will be the basis for an Overall Work Plan of Activities, and Annual Work Plans of Activities.
5-11 September 2004 -
Inception Mission to Laos
ECAP II Director Valentin Mir and IP expert Santi Rattanasuwan completed their mission to study the current situation of IP system in Laos and identify needs of the country under the ECAP II national component for Laos. The information compiled during the mission will form input into the Strategic Modernization Plan, an Overall Work Plan of Activities, and Annual Work Plans of Activities.
8-9 September 2004 - Singapore
Training Programme and Seminar on Well Known Marks and Special Marks
Two experts from OHIM?s Trademark Department ? Legal Advisor Birgit Holst Filtenborg and Examiner Susana Palmero Cabezas jointly led this training session focussing on the latest developments concerning well-known marks and special marks. A group of 25 officers and examiners from the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore attended the event. ?This course will greatly assist me in my future work. The workshop on Day2 was very useful as it helped us to apply the learning points to the cases,? comments Ms. Lee Li Choon. Another course participant Chris Chua found the course extremely relevant to the works, in that ?it gave us precedents to rely on, especially cases decided by the European Court of Justice and the Board of Appeals.?
13-24 September 2004 -
Inception Mission to Malaysia
ECAPII LCU Manager Niclas Morey and Dr. Christoph Antons, Centre for Southeast Asian Law, Northern Territory University Australia undertook this mission to gather input for plans of future activities under the ECAP II national component for Malaysia. Dr. Antons had previously done a similar mission for Indonesia?s entry into ECAP II.
21-23 September 2004 - Manila
Colloquium for Judges on Intellectual Property Law
The Philippine Judicial Academy, the Supreme Court of the Philippines, and the IPO jointly formulated core content of the colloquium aimed at raising awareness among Commercial Court judges about the importance of IPR enforcement to the local industry and national economic development. The activity helped to expand knowledge at judicial level on the various international IP-related agreements signed by the Philippines, especially TRIPS, and the impact of these commitments on their daily work as well as the national legal system. A group of 50 judges from all over the Philippines gathered in Manila. Three experts from Europe speaking at this event were Judge Richard Arnold Q.C. and Judge Michael Fysh Q.C, S.C. from the UK, with Dr. Silke Lewinski from Max Planck Institute in Munich as lead speaker on copyright issues.
Commenting on the event, Judge Eloida R. Diaz found the Colloquia ?very informative, and we can make use of the content as reference and basis in decision-making.? Whereas Judge Reynaldo Daway from Quezon City highlighted the experiences shared with the local participants by the judges from the UK which he hoped can be applicable to IP cases before him as the most useful element of the event.
28 June - 2 July 2004 - Alicante
High Level Study Visit on the Community Design
Programme [PDF, 100 KB]
List of Participants [PDF, 14 KB]
24-28 May 2004 - Paris, Munich, Brussels, Italy
High Level Study Visit from Thailand to Europe on the Protection of GI.

The delegation of senior Thai officials led by Mrs Suvicha Nakvachara, Deputy Chief Judge, Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court, (5th left) and Mr. Prapat Vanapitaksa, Deputy Director-General, Department of Industrial Promotion (7th left) in a group picture with EPO?s Deputy Director for International Cooperation Johan Amand and Ms Gülsemin Bal, ECAP Project Assistant (1st left), during visit to EPO head office in Munich as part of their study tour to Europe on Geographical Indications.
26 - 28 May 2004 - Bangkok
Seminar on Contract Law for creators

Speakers at the ECAP II Seminar on Contract Law for Creators in Bangkok are seen here from left: Asst.Prof. Dr. Pisawat Sukonthapan from Faculty of Law, Thammasat University; Assoc. Prof. Orabhund Panuspatthna, Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University; Mr. Rutorn Nopakun, Partner/Attorney at Law, Damnern Sogiat&Boonma; Prof. Dr. Ulrich Loewenheim; Dr. Martin Vogel, Mr. Prabhassorn Sevikul, President of the Thai Writers? Association; Mr. Wirach U-Tawaughn, composer and Chief of Academic Affairs, KPN Music Academy; and Mr. Prachaya Pinkaew, President of the Filmmakers Association of Thailand. At front row is Miss Ngarmpun Vejjajiva from Silkroad Publishing Agency.
3-14 May 2004 - Manila
Promotion of the IP Attorney Profession
Daniel Closa, a qualified European Patent Attorney, and an expert from the European Patent Office will undertake a two-week mission to investigate the situation in the Philippines. His mission is to draw a proposal for a suitable accreditation system for patent attorneys, and to produce the first draft of rules and regulations for the proposed system on the accreditation and registration of patent attorneys.
29-30 April 2004 - Bangkok
EU-ASEAN Workshop on Data Protection (Pharmaceuticals)
29-30 March 2004 - Bangkok
Brand, Trade Marks, and Designs: Your Export Strategies
17-18 March 2004 - Bangkok - more...
22-23 March 2004 - Manila - more...
Seminar on IP Valuation and Commercialisation for SMEs
8-9 March 2004 - Manila
Workshop on Relative Grounds for Refusal and Opposition Proceedings
March 2004 - NEW!!
Proceedings from the ?EU-ASEAN Workshop on Geographical Indications
A Way Into the Market,? in Hanoi during 7-8 October 2003 are now available.
Last Update: Wed 01 Dec 2004 - 03:34 PM
This publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this publication is the sole responsibility of ECAP II and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.

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Copies of Proceedings from the following events are now available:

1. IP Valuation and Commercialization for SMES in Manila, 22-23 March 2004.
2. EU-ASEAN Workshop on Data Protection (Pharmaceuticals) Bangkok, 29-30 April 2004
3. IP Valuation and Commercialisation for SMEs in Bangkok, 17-18 March 2004

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