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There is no doubt that intellectual property has always been important, however, with the speed of digitalisation it has become paramount. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the process of digitalisation in every aspect even in traditional sectors such as banking, health, education, retail and manufacturing. Companies in these sectors, who were able to jump on the digital train quickly or who had already started their digital journey were better equipped to handle the disruption brought on by COVID-19. Companies already present in the digital space have only accelerated under the pandemic. However, with this progress comes other issues which need to be tackled. In an increasingly digitalised world, IP becomes more and more vulnerable to theft as digitalisation makes it easier to copy and counterfeit products as well as distribute these goods afterwards. It is essential that companies protect their IP through the means available including copyright. 
EuroCham Singapore and the South-East Asia IP SME Helpdesk are proud to bring you a webinar on this increasingly important topic. The digital economy will only continue to grow and most companies are already a part of it or they will be very soon. As such it is essential to understand how to protect ones’ IP in the digital space.



3.45 pm – Waiting Room Opens
4.00 pm – Opening Remarks The South-East Asia IP SME Helpdesk
4.05 pm – Opening Remarks EuroCham Singapore
4.10 pm – Ms Claudia CHAN, Senior Director, Government Affairs, Southeast Asia, SAP 
4.30 pm – Mr Jonas LINDSAY, Patent attorney at Marks & Clerk & External Expert of the SEA IP SME Helpdesk
4.50 pm – Q&A 
5.20 pm – Closing Remarks



Claudia Chan
Senior Director, Government Affairs, Southeast Asia

Claudia leads the Government Affairs and Public Policy function in Southeast Asia at SAP, the market leader in enterprise application software. She drives engagements with governments and stakeholders in Southeast Asia to shape the region’s regulatory environment to support the growth of digital economies and the adoption of digital technologies.
She is also the Co-Chair of the Digital & ICT Advocacy Group at the EU-ASEAN Business Council, and the Co-Chair of the Digital Economy Committee at EuroCham Singapore.
Before joining SAP, Claudia held key public policy and government relations roles at technology companies such as Google, Lazada and Seagate Technology. She spent a large part of her early career in regional trade and investment promotion roles with the governments of Singapore, Japan and New Zealand.



Jonas Lindsay
Patent attorney at Marks & Clerk & External Expert
SEA IP SME Helpdesk

Jonas Lindsay is a registered Singapore patent attorney, a UK chartered patent attorney and is also European qualified. He has been based in the Singapore office of Marks & Clerk since 2015. He worked in the London office of Marks & Clerk for seven years prior to transferring to Singapore. Jonas graduated from Imperial College London with an MSc degree in Physics. He speaks Japanese and spent two years living in Japan prior to becoming a patent attorney. He regularly visits Japan and has given many presentations in Japanese on Singapore patent law and patent prosecution in the ASEAN region.

Jonas specialises in software and electronics patent matters and has particular expertise in computer-implemented inventions in areas such as artificial intelligence and fintech. His specialism includes advising on subject matter that is close to the boundary of what is patentable.  

Jonas was named an “IP Rising Star” in 2018 and 2019 by Managing Intellectual Property.


The South-East Asia IP SME Helpdesk is an initiative of the European Commission that supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from European Union (EU) member states to protect and enforce their Intellectual Property (IP) in or relating to South-East Asian countries, through the provision of free information and services. The Helpdesk provides jargon-free, first-line, confidential advice on intellectual property and related issues, along with training events, materials and online resources. Individual SMEs and SME intermediaries can submit their IPR queries via email (question@southeastasia-iprhelpdesk.eu) in order to receive free and confidential first-line advice within 3 working days.



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