The Association of Southeast Asia Nations ASEAN and the European Commission EC signed Wednesday a financing agreement on capacity building for a strengthened intellectual property rights IPR regime in the region.The 5.1 million euro program, to which the EC provided 4.5 million euro, will be implemented by the European Patent Office over a four-year period, according to a release issued here by the ASEAN Secretariat.

“This is an important piece of the jigsaw to lay the foundation for the protection of IPR in the region,” ASEAN Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan said Wednesday at the signing ceremony in Bangkok.Also attending the signing were Thai Deputy Commerce Minister Alongkorn Ponlaboot and EC Ambassador to Thailand David Lipmann.

asean_flags2The program, aimed at enhancing regional integration by strengthening institutional capacity and legal and administrative frameworks for protecting IPR, will be implemented by a project team based in Bangkok and hosted by the Thai Department of Intellectual Property under the Ministry of Commerce.

via ASEAN, EU sign deal on intellectual property rights | The Jakarta Post.

About the author

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Get notified of our weekly selection of news

You May Also Like

Indonesia’s role in ASEAN’s energy transition

This ESG Intelligence report details the country’s growing role in the global ESG ecosystem, with a focus on topics such as national progress towards renewable energy goals

ASEAN appoints ten sports ambassadors to promote gender equality

The ambassadors will use their influence to promote gender equality and women empowerment through sports, across the region and spread encouraging messages to the ASEAN Community. This initiative is part of the Japan-funded ASEAN #WeScore Campaign.

ASEAN commences work on ASEAN Community’s Post-2025 Vision

Composed of Eminent Persons (EPs), High-Level Representatives (HLRs) from each ASEAN Member State and the Secretary-General of ASEAN, the HLTF is mandated to develop the ASEAN Community’s Vision beyond 2025.