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Breakfast Talk on “Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Thailand: Anti-counterfeiting and enforcement strategies for EU SMEs”

February 19, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

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The Franco-Thai Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Thai-Italian Chamber of Commerce and in association with the ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk, cordially invites you to a Breakfast Talk on “Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Thailand: Anti-counterfeiting and enforcement strategies for EU SMEs”. The event will be held on Wednesday, the 19th of February 2014 at The Sukhothai Bangkok Hotel (MAP), from 8.00 to 10.30 am.
The protection of intellectual property rights is essential for all businesses in order to maintain economic growth and competitiveness in the marketplace. Whether you are a fashion company, a food and beverage producer or a furniture manufacturer, one of the biggest challenges facing SMEs in the Thai market is how to protect your IP from infringement and how to discourage potential infringers from counterfeiting your products. This seminar aims to provide you with the necessary tools to better protect, manage and enforce your intellectual property rights by giving an overview of the IP landscape, providing tips and best practice advice as well as showing you examples of case studies concerning the above mentioned issues in Thailand.
About the speakers

Mr. Franck Fougère is the Director and one of the Founding Partner of Ananda Intellectual Property, one of the Thailand’s leading IP law firm, and a Managing Partner of Orbis Limited, a business consultancy based in Hong Kong. His practice includes patent and trademark prosecution, anti-counterfeiting and complex IP litigation (notably copyright infringement) in Thailand throughout Asia. Franck graduated from Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Strasbourg) in France and College of Europe (Bruges) in Belgium. Before moving to Thailand in 2002, he trained at the European Court of Justice and with Linklaters & Alliance. In addition to servicing several high profile multinational corporations, Franck is a frequent speaker on cutting-edge IP issues at professional symposiums and conferences as well as a lecturer in various universities. Moreover, Franck served as expert on IP issues for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the European Union (ECAP) and the French Government. Franck Fougère served as President of the Franco-Thai Chamber of Commerce (FTCC) from 2010 to 2013 and has been an ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk Expert since August 2013.

Mr. Daniel Q. Greif has been an ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk Expert since September 2013 and is the Head of the Intellectual Property Practice at Siam Premier International in Bangkok, Thailand. Daniel practiced trademark law in the Asia Pacific and numerous other countries around the world. He was Trademark Counsel for The Coca-Cola Company for seventeen years and before that he was Senior Trademark Counsel at Sony Corporation. In Thailand and SE Asia, Daniel specializes in trademark portfolio management, providing sophisticated high-level legal advice related to the clearance and proposed use of trademarks, handling sophisticated trademark prosecution matters, trademark oppositions/cancellation and appeals to the Courts and handling litigations and anti-counterfeiting matters.

About the ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk
The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk is a European Commission-funded project which provides business-focused and practical free-of-charge advice, information and training for European small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) relating to the management, protection and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Southeast Asia. Please email you enquiries to question@asean-iprhelpdesk.eu and receive an expert response within 5 working days.


The Sukhothai Bangkok Hotel
13/3 South Sathorn Rd., Bangkok, Bangkok Thailand


Franco-Thai Chamber of Commerce