The ARISE+ IPR team will support the participation of trademark examiners from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, and Lao PDR in an attachment training on Madrid operations and trademark examination. The attachment training is kindly hosted by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), from 5-9 August, at the IPOPHL office, Manila, the Philippines.
The one-week training will include both substantive trademark examination and Madrid Protocol to allow the participants to experience the various aspects of the Madrid workflow. In specific, the participants will learn more about trademark registration system, outbound and inbound processes, search and substantive examination of international registrations, post-examination procedure, IT tools used in Madrid operations. Especially, the participants will have an immersion session with IPOPHL Madrid Unit, where they will have chance to handle actual files.
The Activity is within the ARISE+ IPR second Annual Work Plan, aiming to strengthen the Madrid implementation of those ASEAN Member States who have recently acceded to the Madrid Protocol.