New York, New York—March 10, 2023—The International Trademark Association (INTA) announced today the appointment of Walter Chia as the Chief Representative Officer for Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. Mr. Chia has over 24 years of experience in government. Prior to joining INTA, he was with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore and, prior to that, with the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
As Chief Representative Officer for Asia Pacific, Mr. Chia will continue the work begun when INTA opened its Asia Pacific Representative Office in Singapore in 2015 with the aim of helping the Association to further its Strategic Plan in the region by supporting local members and working with partners in government and industry to promote trademarks and protect consumers. Positioned geographically in the center of the region that stretches from Australia and New Zealand in the south to Japan and South Korea in the north, Singapore is also an IP and business friendly city that operates as a hub, allowing INTA to liaise more easily with members and government officials throughout the region.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring Walter’s extraordinary experience, energy, and passion to INTA. I know his perspective, dynamism, and deep understanding of IP in the Asia Pacific region will elevate all of our work,” said INTA CEO Etienne Sanz de Acedo. Read more