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 attorney
in the Asian region as well as organisations which comprise such
individuals and are constituted in the Asian region. The association
now has about 2,315 members from 17 Recognised Groups in Australia,
Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia,
New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan,
Thailand and Vietnam as well as from Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia,
Myanmar and Nepal.
The members include some of Asia’s leading
practitioners of intellectual property law. They meet annually
at a Council meeting and triennielly 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 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.