ARISE+ IPR will host the first ASEAN Design Convergence Network Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, between 31 October – 1 November 2019 with the aim to improve the quality of industrial design services and facilitate stakeholders’ access to information, with a long-term goal of introducing common practices amongst the ASEAN IP Offices.
The first ASEAN Design Convergence Network Meeting aims to encourage the adoption of common practices in order to achieve a higher level of consistency in protection of designs and recommend design services provided by IP Offices that need to be improved.
The network meetings are distinguishable from the consultation meetings in which the outcomes were recommendations and/or agreements. The network meetings will be focusing on a project-based approach offering clear and concise objectives, priorities and responsibilities as well as identified costs.
The attendees of the network meeting are senior design officials representing all 10 ASEAN Member States. They will also be key members of the network who will help move forward this approach in the region.