We are delighted to be collaborating with WIPO and South-East Asia IP SME Helpdesk for the first edition of our "Scan the Globe" webinar series on 2 June at 10 am CET.
In this 1.5-hour webinar, we will present a summary of IP systems in the ASEAN region:
- Outline of IP systems and applicable treaties
- Recent statistics with the number of applications and registrations, percentages filed by domestic applicants, trends
- Selected topics like recent or expected changes in the IP systems, current problems or issues, notable events or cases, enforcement strategies
Officer-in-Charge at WIPO
Mr. Willimott is vastly experienced in the field of intellectual property, having worked for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Australian IP Office for a combined total of 21 years.
At WIPO, he works closely with governments and businesses throughout the ASEAN region to increase awareness, understanding and use of WIPO’s global IP systems such as the PCT, Madrid and Hague. He is a regular presenter at events and workshops in the region.
Before joining WIPO, he worked as the Director of IP Australia’s Marketing & Customer Engagement Section. Mr Willimott has also worked for one of the largest law firms in Australia, as well as a host of other Australian Government organizations.
He holds a Master of Science in Management from University College Dublin at the National University of Ireland.
Elio de Tullio
External Expert at South-East Asia IP SME Helpdesk
Elio De Tullio is an Italian lawyer admitted at the bar of Bari and Trademark attorney. After 10 years of experience in IP matters, he founded in 2005 the law firm De Tullio & Partners, with offices in Rome and Bari and a liaison office in New York. As the Managing Partner of De Tullio & Partners, he acts as a trademark attorney in the strategic assessment of IP protection and in prosecution and opposition processes at domestic and international level.
He is also a litigation lawyer before the Italian Courts specialized in Intellectual Property. He specializes on trademark, design, and patent issues, from a strategy, business intelligence, competition, filing and prosecution perspective. Since the start of his activity, he has supported Italian and EU SMEs to protect and prosecute their rights in South-East Asian countries, with particular attention to Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Myanmar.
Since 2014, he has acted as speaker at several webinars and training events on the protection of IPR in South-East Asian countries on behalf of the South-East Asia IP SME Helpdesk. As a member of the Anticounterfeiting Committee for 8 consecutive years – and now as Chair of the Geographical Indications Committee of INTA (International Trademark Association) – he is often requested to study, comment and prepare papers on the new Bills regarding Trademarks and Geographical Indications to be adopted in South-East Asian countries.
He has also written some articles on Italian and European law on intellectual property rights which have been translated into Chinese and South-East Asian languages.
Second Deputy Secretary General at AIPPI
Regina Quek is a Director and Head of the Intellectual Property Practice at One Legal LLC. She was instrumental in establishing AIPPI Singapore and served as its founding president for three terms before stepping down to serve as a member of its Executive Committee. She has served on a number of committees of AIPPI International including the Membership Committee and the Finance Advisory Committee.
She is currently a member of the Bureau of AIPPI and currently serves as the 2nd Deputy Secretary General.
About Scan the Globe Webinar Series
Scan the Globe is planned as a series of webinars to be started under the 125th anniversary activities, which will begin in 2022 with at least two separate webinars and will last in 2023.
The purpose is to give AIPPI members access to information about IP laws and practices around the world, especially regarding lesser-known jurisdictions/regions in terms of developments, and share recent litigation cases to show the implementation of the law and where certain decisions made during IP prosecution can affect later enforcement abilities.
This series will strengthen our internal relationship and engage with national associations within the region.