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Manila, The Philippines

Presentation and proposal on setting up ASEAN enforcement tools for enforcement agencies

The ASEAN Working Group on Intellectual Property Cooperation (AWGIPC) designated IP Enforcement focal points, which constitute the ASEAN Network of IPR Enforcement Experts (ANIEE), in order to implement the IPR enforcement initiatives contained in the ASEAN IPR Action Plan 2016-2025 and the ASEAN IPR Enforcement Action Plan.

Between April 24th - 25th 2018, ARISE+ IPR team supported the 2nd meeting of the ANIEE members to advance enforcement initiatives in the region.

During the meetings, EUIPO Enforcement experts had presented the ACIST (Anti-Counterfeiting Intelligence Support Tool) tool which, is an EU database that gathers statistics on detentions of articles that are suspected of infringing intellectual property at borders and in the internal market. The mechanisms for collecting and updating the data uploaded through the platform were also discussed, including some challenges that have been experienced and the possible availability of the ACIST tool for use by the ASEAN Member States.

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