Second ASEAN-OHIM Heads of IP Offices and launch of the ASEAN GI Database

March 17, 2016 Comments (0) ASEAN, Development, EU-ASEAN News

Alicante, Spain, 2 October 2015. The Heads of the Intellectual Property (IP) Offices of the ten ASEAN countries, together with a representative of the ASEAN Secretariat met with OHIM President (EU IP Office) and adopted a joint summary of the meeting, acknowledging the importance of trademarks, industrial designs and geographical indications (GI) in the economies of the ASEAN and the EU, and the essential role of these IP rights in ensuring that ASEAN and European businesses continue to flourish.


The ASEAN Economic Ministers, at their 47th Meeting (22nd August 2015 in Kuala Lumpur), recognized with satisfaction the work done by the AMS in the field of IP particularly in the context of the ECAP III Phase II, such as the adoption of Common Guidelines on Substantive Examination, the finalization of the ASEAN List of Goods and Services and the launch of on-line search tools, namely, ASEAN TMview, ASEAN TMclass and ASEAN Designview.

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During the meeting the ASEAN GI Database was officially launched. The latter has been developed by the Intellectual Property Offices of the ASEAN Member States with the support of ECAP III Phase II. ASEAN GI Database is a common online geographical indications platform containing information on geographical indications having effects in the ASEAN countries, including comprehensive information fiches for each GI.

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