Jointly organized by CCPIT Patent & Trademark Law Office, ICC China Intellectual Property Commission, ACEMARK Intellectual Property and Banca IP Law Firm, and supported by Pudong Intellectual Property Office, National Guidance Center for Overseas Intellectual Property Dispute Pudong Branch and CCPIT Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Committee, the webinar on trademark registration and enforcement in Indonesia and Vietnam was held on June 24th, 2022, brought together more than two hundred participants from industries, law firms and IP agencies at home and abroad. As the second webinar in our Southeast Asia series, we focused on Indonesia and Vietnam this time.

Mr. Bo Li, director of domestic trademark department of CCPIT Patent & Trademark Law Office, presided over the webinar.

Mr. Zhongqi Zhou, vice president of CCPIT Patent & Trademark Law Office attended the webinar and addressed opening remarks. Mr. Zhou highlighted the important position of Southeast Asia in the Silk Road Economic Belt. As the largest trade partner of the other, China and ASEAN have established a high-level economic and trade partnership with steady growth of two-way investment since 2020. According to the statistics of China Customs, in 2021, the trade between Indonesia and China jumped 58.43% year on year to US$124.34B, and the trade between Vietnam and China exceeded the $200B mark for the first time, reaching $230.2B, up 19.7% from 2020. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP) has officially entered into force in January 2022, its implementation will further provide a strong boost to regional economic development and world economic recovery. With the fully opening of the China-Laos Railway, a more convenient channel has been established between China and ASEAN. There will be unlimited space for the future cooperation in trade and investment.

Ms. Yenny Halim, co-manager of ACEMARK Intellectual Property, Ms. Pham Hong Nhung, director of Banca IP Law Firm presented to the webinar explaining in detail the legal system and practice of intellectual property, trademark registration procedures, examination rules, application strategies and enforcement measures in Indonesia and Vietnam through a large number of real cases, giving clear guidance for Chinese business to fulfill trademark acquisition and protection in two countries. They also provided professional suggestions during the Q&A session, discussing the cases of bad-faith trademark registration, the appeal process and other issues. Ms. Yuxiao Ren, trademark attorney of CCPIT Patent & Trademark Law Office, introduced successful cases of trademark disputes in Indonesia and Vietnam handled by the firm, analyzed the focus and difficulties, and provided practical tips on trademark registration in the area.