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Event type: Webinar
Date: Monday 31 August
Time: 10:00 AM (CEST) – 3:00 PM (ICT) – 4:00 PM (SGT)
Venue: Online



Protecting your patent internationally can be a long and difficult experience. Many SMEs may even decide not to file a patent application due to its complexity. However, before you give up, you should know that many bilateral and multilateral treaties can help you.

Programs like ASEAN Examination Co-operation (ASPEC) and Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) can help to save you time when applying for a patent. They provide accelerated patent prosecution procedures by sharing information between patent offices, within South-East Asia but also for patents coming e.g. from Europe, the US or Japan. These programs allow patent offices to benefit from the work previously done by others. This reduces examination workload and improves patent quality.

Join this webinar to learn how to take advantage of these systems and design a great patent strategy!



  • A brief introduction, what is a patent.
  • Why it is difficult to get a patent abroad
  • How long can it take to have a patent in SEA?
  • PPH
  • Re-registration of Singapore patents in Cambodia and Laos
  • Case studies
  • Take-away messages 



Wai Yeng Chan
External Expert – South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk.
Head, IP Strategy, Patent Attorney – Taylor Vinters Via LLC.


Participation is free-of-charge. Register now!