Tuesday, January 2 2024   \  Published by Davies Collision Cave.

Focus on IP Rights Gains Momentum in Asia-Pacific Region

Focus on IP Rights Gains Momentum in Asia-Pacific Region

INTA’s Asia-Pacific Global Advisory Council has noted a continued focus on the importance of intellectual property (IP) protection as one of the key components in the development of the region’s national economies, particularly in the case of developing countries. A common theme throughout the region is a drive to streamline the trademark registration process through refinement of systems and processes to assist trademark applicants in various jurisdictions.

New Resources for Brand Owners

In August 2023, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), launched the ASEAN IP Register, a comprehensive one-stop information portal which integrates up-to-date IP data from all 10 ASEAN member states (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam). The portal is maintained by WIPO and provides ASEAN businesses and innovators with access to world-class IP services. This was a long-awaited tool and will play an important part in encouraging and enhancing awareness and protection of IP rights in the ASEAN region. Read more

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