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Scope & objectives


The overall objectives of ECAP II are:

  1. To foster trade, investment and technology exchange between Europe and ASEAN.
  2. To foster intra-ASEAN trade and investment.

The aims are:

  • Legal framework
    • Enhanced harmonisation of IP laws in ASEAN countries.
    • Improved compliance of national procedures for granting, maintaining and enforcing IPR with the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement and domestic requirements.
  • Administration of IPR
    • Improved efficiency of IP offices in ASEAN.
  • Enforcement of IPR
    • Strengthened enforcement of IPR.
  • IP general awareness and information dissemination
    • Increased awareness and understanding of (potential) right holders and general public on IPR.

Together with the ASEAN countries, more than 50 activities (training courses, seminars, workshops, technical assistance, study visits) have been implemented since the start of the programme. The main focus for the implementation of activities so far has been Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines. It is expected that activities will be further expanded in 2003 to Indonesia, Vietnam (national components), Laos and Cambodia (both national and regional components).

Last Update: Tue 27 May 2003 - 10:00 AM
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

To receive a copy, please email your request, along with full name and mailing address to
ECAP II Press Officer Miss Supapohn Kanwerayotin :

Local Coordination Unit (LCU)
in Bangkok:

ECAP II newsletter
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1st Issue 2003 [PDF,700 KB]

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2nd Issue 2003 [PDF,700 KB]

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To request a hardcopy, please contact ASEAN IPOs, or

The ECAP Partners
ASEAN Intellectual Property Offices (IPOs)
European Commission
European Patent Office
Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market
Useful links
Asia Law & Practice
BNIC-Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac
Commission on Intellectual Property Rights
EC agriculture
EC EuropeAid
EC external relations
EC internal market
EC Taxation and Customs Union
EC trade
IP Academy Singapore
Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law
oriGIn - Organisation for an International Geographical Indications Network
Queen Mary, University of London
Useful IP links
WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organization
WIPO Abbreviations
WTO - World Trade Organization