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ARISE+ IPR supports the promotion of the ASEAN Trade Mark Common Guidelines and the ASEAN Design Common Guidelines

In 2020, ARISE+ IPR provided technical support to the publication, translation, and promotion of two common guidelines developed under the framework of ECAP III Phase II and updated under the framework of the ARISE+ IPR project. The project aimed for the common guidelines, namely the ASEAN Common Guidelines on the Substantive Examination of Trade Marks and the ASEAN Common Guidelines on the Examination and Registration of Industrial Designs, to help improve the quality of examination and registration in the ASEAN countries and ensure transparency throughout the process.

To achieve the goal, ARISE+ IPR released the online publication of the Guidelines in May 2020. During the latter half of the year, the project has coordinated with the ASEAN IP Offices to translate the Common Guidelines into the national languages of Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. In early 2021, the project distributed printed materials and published short videos online and offline. The Guidelines are now accessible online and being used by ASEAN IP Offices, practitioners, and industry.

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