International Coverage

With a dedicated China IPR SME Helpdesk

ERINYES INTERNATIONAL has a strong international focus developed from years of hands-on work in EMEA and Asia.

With headquarters in the UK and strategically located operations centres in EMEA and Asia supported by a strong network of investigative specialists throughout these regions ERINYES is able to provide comprehensive international coverage. Our team, many of whom have been working with us for more than two decades, bring to bear extensive experience and local knowledge.


Our headquarters are in the UK with a regional operations centre in China and a network of operational hubs in Ireland, Dublin, Germany, Cologne and China, Hong Kong. Our service coverage includes Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

ERINYES’ Director, Simon Cheetham, is Team Leader of both the ‘China IPR SME Helpdesk’ and the ‘South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk’ and is responsible for their overall strategic design, planning and implementation in line with the requirements of the European Commission and direction of the project Steering Committee.  Both teams also include lawyers and brand protection experts, who have worked in and with businesses from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to major international organisations.

The China Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) SME Helpdesk was launched in May 2008 to support European SMEs in the protection and enforcement of their intellectual property rights in relation to China business.  The Helpdesk is funded by the Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission and complements existing EU-China joint initiatives on IPR.  It provides free information, first line advice and training for SMEs to help with their decision-making.

The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk project commenced in December 2012 and was re-launched as the South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk in 2014. It is also funded by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry (DG ENTR) in line with the EU’s overall competitiveness strategy as outlined in the Europe 2020 flagship Communication on an Integrated Industrial Policy, the Small Business Act for Europe, and the new European Industrial Policy communication.

The South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk supports European SMEs in the protection and enforcement of their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) when dealing and doing business with ASEAN countries (Brunei-Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam). Addressing the needs of SMEs and supporting self-help approaches, Helpdesk services and information deliver jargon-free, first-line advice on intellectual property and related issues.

These initiatives were launched in response to the needs of European SMEs for jargon-free practical help on IP issues.  They also offer support to those European SMEs already encountering issues of IPR enforcement in China and South-East Asia by providing practical on-the-ground orientation. For more information about the China and South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesks, please visit their web sites via


Tel: +44 (0)1296 425006 
Fax: +44 (0)1296 425005


Erinyes International
Room 2080
Beijing Sunflower Tower
No.37 Maizidian Street
Chaoyang District
Beijing 100125
PR China