Webinar: "How can EU SMEs in China, South-East Asia and Latin America take advantage of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)?

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Small and Medium-sized enterprises
SME intermediary associations
Latin American SMEs engaged in business cooperation with EU firms
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Patents registered in Europe, being territorial rights, have no legal effect in China and any of the countries in South-east Asia and Latin America. However, through the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) it is possible to seek simultaneous patent protection for an invention in several countries by filing a single “international” patent application instead of filing separate national applications.

Join our webinar on PCT to learn more about the advantages and possible disadvantages of PCT. Our IPR experts will equip you with tips and recommendations on how to utilise the PCT to manage your patent portfolio in developing markets.


10:00 - 10:05   Introduction to the Helpdesk and its services (Jim Stoopman, China IPR SME Helpdesk)

10:05 - 10:15   What is PCT? Is there a global Patent? (Eli Salis, LA IPR SME Helpdesk)

10:15 - 10:50   Managing your patent under PCT in China, SEA and Latin America? (Elio De Tullio, China/SEA IPR SME Helpdesk & Eli Salis LA IPR SME Helpdesk)

  • Advantages and disadvantages of the System
  • How to manage your Patent portfolio with the System
  • Region Specific insights (with some insight on the national phase of the PCT).
  • Case studies for China/SEA and Latin America
  • Take-away messages

10:50 - 10:55   Q&A (Marta Bettinazzi, South-east Asia IPR SME Helpdesk)

10:55 - 11:00   Closing (Jim Stoopman, China IPR SME Helpdesk)