Lex Mundi ASEAN Intellectual Property Guide

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Lex Mundi

June 29, 2018

Leading intellectual property practitioners from Tilleke & Gibbins have contributed the Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam chapters of the Lex Mundi ASEAN Intellectual Property Guide: Overview of Regulatory Framework for Patent and Trademark Protection in the ASEAN Countries. The guide provides a Q&A-style overview of patent and trademark protection and compares relevant laws and procedures from throughout the ASEAN region.

Four other Lex Mundi member firms—Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro, Skrine, Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de Los Angeles, and Rajah & Tann—also contributed to the guide’s Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Philippines chapters.

The guide provides in-house counsel, patent and trademark agents, and businesses with a useful reference to the diverse intellectual property regimes in the ASEAN region and covers:

  • Trademarks. Registration, filing, examination; publication and opposition; timeline; renewal; user requirement; rectification/cancellation; assignment, transmission, and licensing; change of particulars; and enforcement.
  • Patents. Registration, filing, and specification; publication, amendment, and divisional application; examination; opposition; timeline; annuity; compulsory license; use requirement; cancellation; assignment, transmission, and licensing; change of details; and enforcement.

Tilleke & Gibbins is a proud member of Lex Mundi—the world's proven legal network with in-depth experience in over 100 countries, with 160 member firms offering clients preferred access to more than 21,000 lawyers worldwide. Tiziana Sucharitkul, co-managing partner and director of the dispute resolution and litigation department at Tilleke & Gibbins, is currently chair of Lex Mundi.

Access the full guide by downloading the PDF at the link below.