From 1-2 March 2023, ARISE+ IPR will be coordinating and providing support for the 4th ASEAN Trade Mark and Design Convergence Meeting, which is being held in Bangkok, Thailand, together with the ASEAN IP Offices and ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC).
These parallel consultation meetings aim to improve trade marks and design services in the ASEAN territories. The focal point will be a discussion on the future of the ASEAN Common Guidelines, followed by break-out meetings of the Trade Mark Convergence Network and the Design Convergence Network.
As in the previous meeting, ASEAN Member States will continue to discuss design and trade mark-related issues. Participants will include senior trade mark and design and examiners from ASEAN IP Offices, representatives from the ASEAN Secretariat, and EUIPO experts. The meetings will conclude with a discussion on possible future topics for the ASEAN Trade Marks and Design Convergence Networks meetings.