In April 2021, the ARISE+ IPR programme will launch the online training modules and organise a Q&A session for trade mark examiners from the ASEAN IP offices. The activity aims to promote the revised version of the ASEAN Common Guidelines on the Substantive Examination of Trade Marks and increase the ASEAN trade mark examination process’s efficiency. An EUIPO legal expert will share their experience and information relevant to trade mark examination and the content in the revised version of the Guidelines, which was published on the ASEAN IP Portal website and the ARISE+ IPR website in May 2020.
The online training modules will be launched on the ARISE+ IPR website at the end of April 2021, with the Q&A session to follow shortly after. The EUIPO expert will discuss the revised Guidelines’ content and highlight the most significant challenges faced by examiners. At the same time, all the ASEAN Member States will provide their suggestions and expectations for the ARISE+ IPR’s future training session on the ASEAN Trade Mark Guidelines.