TRAINING ON THE ASEAN COMMON GUIDELINES ON THE EXAMINATIONS OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS
29 October 2019 – MyIPO hosted the training course for ASEAN design examiners on the ASEAN Common Guidelines on the Examination and Registration of Industrial Designs which was organized by European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) under the framework of ARISE+ IPR.
The main purpose of the Common Guidelines is to improve the quality, consistency and transparency of the design registration process across the ASEAN region.
Mr. Zulkarnain Muhammad, Deputy Director General of the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO), in his opening remarks stated that this initiative will further integrate examiners in all ASEAN Member States with one common guideline that can be applied in their daily jobs. “It is believed the guidelines will enhance ASEAN regional integration and further upgrade and harmonize the systems,” he added.
The participating ASEAN Member States also discussed possible updates needed for the Common Guidelines and initiatives to further promote the use of the Common Guidelines in all ASEAN IP Offices and the ASEAN region.