ARISE+ IPR – ANNUAL WORK PLAN FOR 2018

The ARISE Plus Intellectual Property Rights (ARISE+ IPR) programme is one of the components under the Enhanced ASEAN Regional Integration Support from the European Union, or ARISE Plus. The five-year, €5.5 million ARISE+ IPR programme supports regional integration through intellectual property cooperation and aims to upgrade the IP systems for creation, protection, utilisation, administration and enforcement, in line with international best practices and standards and the strategic objectives of the ASEAN Intellectual Property Rights Action Plan 2016-2025.

The programme is aimed at regional activities in ASEAN as a whole, promoting regional harmonisation, convergence of practices, and cooperation among the ASEAN Member States on intellectual property within the framework of the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint 2025. ARISE+ IPR focuses on trademarks, industrial designs, geographical indications, and IP enforcement.

The ARISE+ IPR programme comprises four components:

  • Expected Result 1: Enhanced regional IP platforms and network of strengthened and more efficient ASEAN IP Offices delivering timely, quality and accessible trademark and design services to stakeholders, including the business community.
  • Expected Result 2: Effective participation of the ASEAN Member States (AMS) in global protection systems and other relevant international treaties in the IP field.
  • Expected Result 3: Increased awareness on the importance of IP protection in the ASEAN society and improved capacity of the productive sector to create, protect, utilize, commercialize and enforce their IP rights in the ASEAN region.
  • Expected Result 4: Strengthened capacity of the IP administration in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar to fully participate in the project initiatives and promote innovation in their countries.

ARISE+ IPR is implementing 23 activities during the initial implementation period of 12 months (first Annual Work Plan) from 1 May 2018 to 30 April 2019. The activities were identified through a comprehensive consultation process with the ASEAN Member States and the ASEAN Secretariat, as well as other key stakeholders in the region.

2018

2019

No.

Description

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

CROSS-IP

2

Development of a monitoring system and automatic reporting mechanism for the ASEAN IPR Action Plan 2016-2025

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Feasibility study on an ASEAN IP Academy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

Information and Awareness-Raising sessions on the benefits of IP rights and global IP tools available to the business community

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

Provision of technical assistance to DIP Cambodia and DIP Lao PDR to set up IPR helpdesks/Information centres

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

Feasibility study in evaluating the likelihood of reformulating the IP office models of Cambodia and Lao PDR as totally or partially self-financed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

Technical support to the establishment of the Myanmar IP Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

Creation of training modules for examiners and trainers’ capacity building in Myanmar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRADEMARKS AND DESIGNS

3

Updating mechanism of ASEAN Common Guidelines on Substantive Trademark Examination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Feasibility study relating to the convergence on graphical representations of designs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Feasibility study of an ASEAN regional trademark registration system

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Pre-accession and post-accession on-the-job training to ASEAN Member States on Madrid and Hague

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Evaluation study on the accession and recommendations on implementation of the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

Elaboration of booklets and workshops on the Madrid Protocol and the Hague Agreement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

Support to Creative ASEAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS

13

Roving seminars on the protection of GIs, including branding strategies, quality standards and control systems, especially in the LDCs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

Development of GI leaflets and booklets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

Provision of assistance and support to the 3rd edition of the one-week training on GIs in Kampot, Cambodia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENFORCEMENT

15

Organisation and support for the ANIEE regional enforcement workshop and meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

Presentation and proposal on setting up ASEAN enforcement tools for enforcement agencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IT TOOLS

1

Support in the integration of IP tools for the management of TM and ID, in particular Front Office, CESTO and User Satisfaction Survey (USS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Supporting AMS in updating and upgrading ASEAN TMview, ASEAN DesignView and ASEAN TMClass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

Provision of technical assistance to update the content of ASEAN TMclass database

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

Assistance to Cambodia in the integration into DesignView and Lao PDR in TMview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31 - 01 Oct - Nov

1st ASEAN IP Academy Meeting

The meeting, to be attended by representatives of all 10 ASEAN IP Offices as well as ASEC is one of the first steps to carry out  a “Feasibility study on an ASEAN IP Academy”, which directly supports the ASEAN IPR Action Plans Initiative 7.1.

14 - 28 Aug
TH (14-15) LA (20-21) CAM (23-24) INDO (27-28)

Madrid Protocol and Hague Agreement in practice

A series of training sessions held by the ARISE+ IPR team to support post-accession of certain ASEAN countries to the Madrid Protocol and the Hague Agreement commenced on 14 August in Bangkok.

14 - 18 May
Kampot (Cambodia)

3rd Edition of the AsiaGI

ARISE+ IPR supported the participation of the 6 GI Associations from Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar in the third edition of the one-week training on GIs in Kampot, Cambodia.

25 Apr
Manila (Philippines)

2nd ANIEE Meeting

ARISE+ IPR supported the organization of the 2nd ASEAN Network of IPR Enforcement Experts (ANIEE) Meeting held in Manila (Philippines) on 25 April 2018.  The ANIEE consists of representatives from various SE Asia and international IP offices and is tasked by the ASEAN Working Gr

23 - 24 Apr
Manila (Philippines)

Regional Workshop on Online Infringements

ARISE+ IPR held the ‘Regional Workshop on Online Infringments for IPR Enforcement Officials, Prosecutors and ANIEE’ in Manila on 23-24 April.

30 Mar
Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei Darussalam)

Sub-PSC – Brunei 30 March 2018

The 1st Sub-Project Steering Committee (PSC) meeting in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam on 30 March 2018, served as the official launching event and starting point of the ARISE+ IPR project.