The Asian Patent Attorneys Association (“APAA”) is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting and enhancing intellectual property protection in the Asian region (including Australia and New Zealand).
Established in December 1969, membership of APAA is open to individuals practising the profession of patent attorneys in the Asian region as well as organisations that comprise such individuals and are constituted in the Asian region. The association now has more than 2,500 members from 21 Recognised Groups in Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam, as well as from Bhutan, Brunei, Laos, and Mongolia.
The members include some of Asia’s leading practitioners of intellectual property law. They meet annually at a Council meeting and biannually at a General Assembly at a location within the Asian Region to, amongst others, network and exchange views and information concerning intellectual property protection in the Asian region.
With its large pool of members and expertise, APAA is well-placed to play an influential role in promoting and enhancing intellectual property protection in the Asian region.