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Common Guidelines on TM Substantive Examination Meeting

21 July 2014 to 25 August 2014

An ASEAN IP Offices Consultation Meeting on the Common Guidelines on Trademarks Substantive Examination was held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 21 to 25 July 2014.


The meeting was attended by senior trademark experts from the ASEAN IP Offices, a representative of the ASEAN Secretariat, an European expert and ECAP Project Leader and IP expert.


The meeting discussed a first draft of the Common Guidelines on Trademark Substantive Examination, a document previously taking into account the trademark laws, regulations and guidelines of ASEAN Member States, international standards, and in consultation with individual ASEAN IP Offices. The meeting provided for a platform to present suggestions and examples to supplement and further elaborate specific parts of the guidelines.