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ECAP II Programme Management

The Programme is financed by the European Commission and is implemented by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM). Whereas OHIM is responsible for the implementation of all activities relating to trade marks and designs, the EPO is in charge of carrying out activities in all other areas of intellectual property.

A Local Coordination Unit (LCU) assists with implementation of the Programme at the regional level in ASEAN. ECAP II is implemented on the basis of annual work plans which are drawn up with reference to the general five-year work plans. The work plans detailing activities to be implemented over a one-year period are prepared with input from discussions with respective ASEAN countries during regional and national Programme Committee meetings which take place once a year in Asia or in Europe. Each work plan is prepared in close cooperation with the respective ASEAN countries.

The Programme Secretariat (PS) which is in charge of the overall administration of ECAP II is based at the EPO in Munich.

Each national Intellectual Property Office in ASEAN has designated an ECAP II contact person who is in charge of coordinating the implementation of Programme activities.

Activities are carried out by Asian and European experts, in the form of training, lecture, technical assistance, systems development (automation), provision of information tools, materials (CD ROM, video, interactive training tools) and data bases; high-level and working-group meeting, seminar, workshop, colloquium, symposium, scholarship, research fellowship, study visit to Europe.

Last Update: Thu 22 Apr 2004 - 05:28 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

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:

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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