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Archived updates for Thursday, June 02, 2005

ASEAN IPR Capacity-Building Seminar

The International Intellectual Property Institute, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat with support from the Kenan Institute Asia are hosting a workshop dedicated to educating ASEAN government officials as to the benefits of IPRs and IP enforcement for domestic industries. The workshop is scheduled to take place June 28-29, 2005 in Bangkok, Thailand.

The audience for the event will consist of government officials responsible for intellectual property enforcement and domestic IP industry promotion from eight ASEAN nations and representatives of local ASEAN small and medium-sized businesses. Speakers include representatives from the USPTO, IIPI, the ASEAN Secretariat, the Kenan Institute Asia, US and Asian multinational companies and small and medium-sized businesses from ASEAN countries. Topics to be discussed include identifying and leveraging intellectual property rights as entrepreneurial assets, effective exploitation of IPRs, strategies for protecting IP, enforcement of IPRs: administrative, border, civil and criminal practices and procedures, franchising and licensing issues, brand management and protection issues, handling IPR issues in business transactions and national branding.
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