Sunday, March 11, 2012

ASEAN and international IP cooperation

IP Komodo likes the IP industry because of its emphasis on international cooperation. Here are a few upcoming events relating to SE Asia.

  • The ASEAN IP Association Annual General Meeting & Conference is on 16 to 18 March 2012 at the Ayodya Resort, Bali, Indonesia. Its theme is Law Enforcement on Intellectual Property Rights. Click here for details.
  • On 22 February, OHIM received a visit from the Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) of Thailand. The visit involved an exchange of views on various matters, looking at areas for bilateral cooperation discussed and reviewing the the ECAP III with ASEAN.
  • On April 18-21 the USPTO is organising an ASEAN-USPTO Workshop on Enforcement Against the Trade in Counterfeit Hard Goods, in Jakarta, involving officials from the whole region.
  • In April a group from the Indonesian IP office travels to the UK to meet with various collecting societies under the auspices of the British Copyright Council, so the Indonesian government can work out how to establish its own copyright royalty collecting societies.

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