IP as a Driver of Competitiveness and Growth: Policy Challenges and Opportunities

World IP Forum, Taiwan


  • Philip Stevens, Executive Director, Geneva Network (UK)


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The Bangkok Insight covers the latest intellectual property rights report

The Bangkok Insight covers the latest Geneva Network Report, “Thailand must raise intellectual property protection standards”.

“…The research, “The importance of intellectual property for development: substance for reform in ASEAN countries” states that Thailand needs to improve in many areas, such as patent checking and patent protection to drive economic growth. And to avoid being caught in a middle-income trap Including being able to step into an economy with higher incomes…”

CodeBlue discusses latest Geneva Network report

CodeBlue chatted with Geneva Network Director, Philip Stevens, to discuss the latest report, “The importance of Intellectual Property Rights for progress”.

“…The report, which was recently launched by Malaysian Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry Ong Kian Ming, looked at the strengths and weaknesses of the framework of intellectual property protection within key ASEAN member states such as Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand.

It considers that most ASEAN countries were still not up to mark, would be disadvantaged, and even left behind in the race for increased foreign investment and economies better adapted to the challenges of the 21st century.

We sat down with Philip Stevens from Geneva Network, one of the co-sponsors of the report to ask him to expand on some of the findings, defend a few positions and find out how best the economies in the ASEAN region can make the leap and be prepared for Industry 4.0 or the fourth industrial revolution…”

Click the link to read the full article, “Countries Need to Protect Fruits of Investment and Industry 4.0”

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Bangkok Post coverage of Geneva Network IP report

Intellectual property ASEAN The Bangkok Post, “Improved IP rights crucial to progress”  has covered the latest report on intellectual property rights.

“Thailand is among the Asean countries that must raise their intellectual property rights (IPR) frameworks and enforcement mechanisms in line with global standards in order to join the ranks of high-income countries, new research by the Geneva Network shows.”

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WTO Public Forum panel on digital trade and health

Digital services hold enormous potential for improving healthcare delivery around the world, according to a panel convened by Geneva Network and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation at this year’s WTO Public Forum. However, governance and trade issues need to be resolved to ensure the best management and cross-border flow of data.

Read a full account of the discussion here.

Panellists included:

Laurence Todd, Director IDEAS, Malaysia appeared on Bernama News Channel

Laurence Todd, Director of IDEAS Malaysia appeared on Bernama News Channel to discuss the findings of our joint report on the importance of IPRs for ASEAN Development.

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Geneva Network on Philippines ABS CBN

Geneva Network’s, Philip Stevens appeared on Philippines ABS CBN channel to discuss the importance of Intellectual property rights for Philippines economic development.

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Trade secrets not so secret in PH, says UK report

The Business Inquirer of the Philippines article on the Geneva Network’s intellectual report, “Trade secrets not so secret in PH”.

Trade secrets get the least protection in the Philippines compared to the rest of Southeast Asia, at a time when the digital age has made information “easier to steal,” a report showed.

A report from England-based public policy research organization Geneva Network said the Philippines’ intellectual property law was not clear on the protection of trade secrets.

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Business World, Philippines, covers intellectual property report

The Business World reports on the latest Geneva Network Report, “Philippine IP protections lag as regional economies shift to higher-value businesses”.

THE Philippines is “way behind” on intellectual property (IP) rights protections, a crucial consideration for investors deciding to put money in the country, the Geneva Network said in a report released to journalists Tuesday.

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24th September 2019 – Manila launch of think tank coalition report

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A reform agenda for ASEAN countries

The event will take place at the Holiday Inn Makati, in the Philippines, and will see the launch of a think tank coalition report: “The importance of Intellectual Property Rights for progress: a reform agenda for ASEAN countries”.

Keynote Speaker, Hon. Ramon M. Lopez, Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry, followed by presentation of the report by Philip Stevens, Executive Director, Geneva Network.

View the programme here.