Intellectual Property Rights in Southeast Asia
Year of publication: 2014
Document Type: report
Intellectual property rights (IPR) is seen as an important element of fr amework conditions in Science, Technology and Innovat
ion (STI). IPR is a legal concept, referring to exclusive rights that are given to persons over the creations of minds, specifically, the rights over the use of the owner’s creation for a certain period of time. Under IP laws, common types of IPR include patents, trade-marks, trade secrets, copyright etc. IPR not only provide the incentives for inventors, but also contribute to facilitating access to knowledge and inventions, stimulating innovation by resolving information asymmetries, assisting internati onal competitiveness and trade, as well as enhancing the opportunities for access to finance.
In the context of the SEA-EU-Net 2: "EU-ASEAN S&T cooperation to Jointly Tackle the Societal Challenges" project, a workshop titled “Intellectual Property Rights in Southeast Asia” (IPR workshop) was organized during the ASEAN-EU STI Days 2014 in Bangkok in order to identify and support cooperation for the framework conditions in STI and effective private- public partnerships.
This report mentiones key findings from this workshop.