Organized By:

The ASEAN Secretariat and The United States Patent and Trademark Office


Tuesday, February 27, 2006

Day 1:

I. SESSION 1: Welcome/Opening Remarks

Haji Shuib B. Md. Yusop, Director General, Malaysia Intellectual Property Corporation, Malaysia

II. SESSION 2:  Trademark Protection for Geographical Indications: The United States Model

Presenter:    Ari Leifman, Attorney Advisor Office of International Relations, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Coffee/Tea Break 

III. SESSION 3:  Trademark Protection for Geographical Indications in the United States:  A Practical Guide 

Presenter:    Nancy Omelko,  Attorney Advisor, Office of International Relations United States Patent and Trademark Office 

IV. SESSION 4:  Protection for Geographical Indications  in Malaysia
 

Presenter:  Siti Eaisah Mohamad, Director, Corporate and Planning, Malaysia Intellectual Property Corporation, Malaysia

V. SESSION 5: Protection for Geographical Indications in  Singapore
   

Presenter:  Adrian Chiew, Senior Assistant Director/Legal Counsel, Legal Policy and International Affairs Department, Ministry of Law/Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, Singapore

       
VI. SESSION 6:   Protection for Geographical Indications in Australia

Presenter:    Kumudu Ramasundara, Deputy Registrar, Trademarks, IP Australia
 

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Day 2:
    
VII. SESSION 7:  Protection for Geographical Indications in  Thailand
 

Presenter:  Pajchima  Tanasanti,   Director, Trademark Office, Department of Intellectual Property, Thailand
 

XIII. SESSION 8:  Protection for Geographical Indications in Indonesia

Presenter: Ika Ahyani Kurniawati, Head of Section for GI Technical Evaluation, Directorate of Trademark, Ministry of Law and Human Rights, Indonesia

IX. SESSION 9: Protecting Geographical Indications. The  Prospective of an ASEAN – Region SME Right Holder

PresenterSiriporn Boonchoo, Subject Matter Specialist (Senior), Sericulture, The Queen Sirikit of Sericulture, Thailand

 

X. SESSION 10:  Protecting Geographical Indications: The Perspective of a US Right Holder
 

Presenter:   Ken Keck, General Counsel, Florida Department of Citrus  
     

XI. SESSION 11:  Geographical Indications and the WTO Panel Decision (Case Study)  
   
Presenter:    Nancy Omelko, Attorney Advisor Office of International Relations, United States Patent and Trademark Office
 

XII. SESSION 12:  Roundtable on Geographical Indications, Local  Communities, and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the ASEAN Region

Moderator Sivakant Tiwari, Principal Senior State Counsel, International Affairs, Attorney General’s Chambers, Singapore
 
Presenters:  

  1. Jennifer Ness, Regional Intellectual Property Officer, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand

XIII. SESSION 13:   Group Exercise

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