South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk - Free business tools to manage your Intellectual Property Rights

The IPR SME Helpdessk supports European Union (EU) small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to both protect and enforce their Intellectual Property (IP) rights in or relating to China, Latin America, Southeast Asia through the provision of free information and services. These take the form of jargon-free, first-line, confidential advice on intellectual property and related issues, plus training, materials and online resources. This includes : 

Countries: IP Factsheets

Whether your business is already operating in ASEAN or you are exploring the potential offered by the region, Helpdesk Country Factsheets provide you with an overview of key IP considerations for each ASEAN nation. Download each of these Factsheets to receive practical, business-focused information for free.

Business Tools

Helpdesk Business tools are produced to give you practical advice on how to develop and implement an effective IP strategy in ASEAN no matter what your level of business involvement is there. Guides, E-learning modules, Case Studies, Videos and Webinars all contain information addressing ASEAN IP issues for your business and are available to download for free.

Case Study Catalogue

Learn about the DOs and DON'Ts of intellectual property strategy in ASEAN by viewing the experiences of other European businesses. Helpdesk Case Studies feature solutions to key IP and business cycle issues that regularly affect EU SMEs in ASEAN.


Visit the Helpdesk solution centre for a full list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) received by the Helpdesk from European businesses. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, ask us your question by phone, email or in person.

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