The ARISE+ IPR team supported 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 was 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 included both substantive trademark examination and Madrid Protocol to allow the participants to experience the various aspects of the Madrid workflow. In specific, the participants learnt 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 also had an immersion session with IPOPHL Madrid Unit, where they handled actual files in the system of IPOPHL.
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.