In collaboration with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), ARISE+ IPR organised an online training session on the Hague Agreement operations and another online training session on Madrid Protocol operations. Both these training events provided support to ASEAN Member States in the post-accession implementation of these WIPO-administered international treaties.
The Hague operations training took place online on 27 and 28 April 2021. This training targeted design examiners from the ASEAN Member States, who recently acceded to the Hague System. It aimed to strengthen the implementation of this system in the ASEAN IP offices, providing examiners with the opportunity to learn best practices when processing Hague files to achieve a more consistent approach in handling these international registrations and applications.
Following the training session in April, the attachment training on Madrid Protocol operations took place online during 15-17 June 2021. It provided an overview of the IPOS’ organisational structure and trade mark registration system, outbound and inbound processes, and the IT tools and WIPO systems used in Madrid operations. The representatives from the participating ASEAN Member States’ IP offices also described the Madrid Protocol operation in their respective countries.