The ASEAN Trade Mark Convergence Network aims to develop new content to improve the ASEAN Common Guidelines on Trade Marks, the overall quality of trade mark services in the region, to harmonise trade mark practices, and to discuss the technical and legal issues ASEAN IP Offices currently encounter. Following the 1st Trade Mark Convergence Network Meeting held in Kuala Lumpur in 2019, ARISE+ IPR is organising virtually the 2nd Trade Mark Convergence Network Meeting on 2-3 March 2021.
The meeting will be held on Zoom and will be attended by one trade mark expert and one legal representative from each ASEAN IP Office, ASEAN Secretariat representatives, and EUIPO Experts. The second meeting aims at identifying topics of concern, methodology, the responsibilities of each party, and the timeline for implementation. It will also encourage the trade mark experts and legal representatives from ASEAN IP Offices to share their trade mark practices, especially those on Use of a Trade Mark Differing from the Form Registered and the Distinctiveness of Three-Dimensional Marks.