Event Info:


Trade Mark Protection / Parallel Import / Franchise

Co-organized by ECCIL EuroCham Laos, our partner the South-East Asia IP SME Helpdesk and our member Tilleke & Gibbins, this seminar will look at the intellectual property landscape in Lao PDR and assess the best course of action for European companies on this market.

With the advent of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015, bringing with it the free movement of goods, services, investment, skilled labor and capital, new challenges have arisen with regard to the protection of intellectual property assets. This event aims to raise awareness among European, international and lao entrepreneurs and SMEs on the value of intellectual property in today’s economy, with a particular emphasis on risk mitigation strategies.

The seminar will cover: 

  1. A general introduction of the regulatory and legal framework of the intellectual property and trademark and any recent updates
  2. A focus on how to register and to enforce the protection of trademark in Laos PDR’s market
  3. A focus on parallel imports issues
  4. A focus on franchise and license agreement

Who should attend?

This seminar is aimed toward any importers and entrepreneurs in Lao PDR thinking of having a trademark registered in Laos, or who ever had to enforce intellectual property rights, who has issues with parallel imports or who is just contemplating internationalizing. Our speaker will illustrate with practical study cases and remedies. Do not miss this occasion to ask an expert any question on anything you wanted to know about IP, trademark, licensing and franchise.

Language: English

About speaker:

Dino SANTANIELLO is the Head of Tilleke & Gibbins' office in Laos; and an External Expert of the South-East Asia IP SME Helpdesk project. He has broad experience across many fields of law, including patents and trademarks, privacy and data protection, corporate establishment, licensing, and other commercial transactions. Dino advises both domestic and international companies on legal matters in Laos and Thailand, and, based on the strengths of his client service and legal expertise, is recognized as a « Distinguished Practitioner »in Asialaw leading lawyers 2022, and as a « leading lawyer »in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 2022.

About the organizers:

ECCIL EuroCham Laos is the only official representation of the European Business community in Lao PDR. Established since 2011, its main mission is to advocate its members’ interests and to promote and increase business between Lao PDR and the European States, for their mutual benefits.

The South-East Asia IP SME Helpdesk is a first line IP assistance service for European SMEs that operate in the South-East Asia market. The South-East Asia IP SME Helpdesk helps them to protect and enforce their Intellectual Property (IP) rights in South-East Asian countries, through the provision of free information and services.

Event details:
Event Type: the virtual seminar/ webinar
Date: 7th of April 2022
Time: 3.00 -  4.00 pm

*Free of charge

For more information please contact:


[email protected]

Tel: 021 264330