I believe that Friendship, Love and Understanding (FLU) is the most important inspiration we can take with us as we travel the road to a BETTER and GREATER APAA. The dedication and passion of our past presidents, senior members and their advocacy for FLU has built our association from scratch to where we are today. And, it will be my privilege to continue this tradition.
In this respect, I believe “democracy” and “transparency” in the management of our association is just as important.
Throughout the years, Asia has become a hub for vibrant social and economic development and today, the IP issues in our region are global issues, which were unimaginable in 1969 when our association was born. Our membership has also grown considerably, and it now consists of IP attorneys from 24 countries, including 18 recognized groups. So, I realize that the president position in our association requires the ability to deal with the fast changing and growing environment of today.
I respect the achievements of our senior members, and from them I will draw the strength to face the new challenges of our age. At the same time, I will keep my ears open to the various demands of the 2,400 or so members of our association and focus on member-oriented management.
To this end, I intend to carry out the following during my tenure:
1. Democratic and transparent governance
B. Implementing an online voting system
2. Modification of the office term for the President/Election system
B. Shortening the office term of the president
C. Introducing a “President Elect” System
3. Support for IP developing countries
B. Providing monetary support to those with financial difficulties so that increase the number of members
4. APAA Visibility
5. Conference hosting manual compilation
It is my desire to see more democratic and transparent management of the association, and the Harmonization of our members. For this, I will strive to honor these commitments and pursue a path toward a BETTER and GREATER APAA together with you.
Patrick Y. KIM
President of APAA
2015 – 2018
- To foster ties of mutual friendship and understanding among individuals and organisations practising the profession of patent attorney in the Asian region and through such ties to promote the protection of intellectual property in the region.
- To consider all manner of questions affecting intellectual property and the interests of APAA.
- To co-operate and engage in activities in conjunction with other organisations.
- To arrange social and recreational activities for members and generally to promote knowledge of intellectual property law in the Asian region.
The Executive Committee reports to the Council on policy and operational matters of the association. It comprises the President, the Senior Vice-Presidents, the Secretary-General and the Treasurer who, together with the Past Presidents, meet whenever necessary. The meeting is known as the Executive Meeting."
The Advisory Board composed of the Officers of the Association is a consultative body which advices the President on policy issues.
The Secretariat of the association is located in Tokyo and is headed by the Secretary-General. Its address is:
c/o Asamura Patent Office, p.c.
Tennoz Central Tower, 22nd Fl.
2-2-24, Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku
Tokyo 140-0002, Japan
The work of the association relating to the specific areas of intellectual property law is carried out by a standing Committee. Please refer to Committees for the role, functions and current members of these committees.
|Mr. Paul Harrison, Ms. Saskia Jahn, Mr. David Lee, Mr. Andrew Morton, Mr. Greg Munt, Mr. Lee Pippard, Mr. David Webber|
|Mr. Salahuddin Abdullah|
|Ms. Peggy Cheung, Mr. Mike Flint, Ms. Andrea Fong, Mr. C. K. Kwong, Ms. Rebecca Lo, Mr. Laurence Thoo|
|Mr. Calab Gabriel, Mr. Sunil B. Krishna, Mr. M. K. Miglani, Mr. Vikrant Rana, Mr. Jyoti Sagar, Mr. Amarjit Singh, Mr. Hemant Singh, Ms. Prathiba M.Singh, Mr. Hari Subramaniam|
|Mr. Insan Budi Maulana, Mrs. Cita Citrawinda Noerhadi, Ms. Migni Myriasandra Noerhadi, Mr. George Widjojo|
|Mr. Hiromichi Aoki, Mr. Daisaku Fujikura, Mr. Fumihiko Hirose, Mr. Kei Iida, Mr. Shigeru Inaba, Mr. Yasutaka Iwamoto, Mr. Satoshi Kabasawa, Mr. Hirohito Katsunuma, Ms. Keiko Kawakami, Mr. Yoshihiko Kido, Ms. Kay Konishi, Mr. Yoshio Kumakura, Mr. Masashi Kurose, Mr. Takao Matusi, Ms. Minako Mizuno, Mr. Shigeyuki Nagaoka, Mr. Kazuhiro Nakata, Mr. Takao Ochi, Mr. Yuzuru Okabe, Mr. Kazuaki Okimoto, Ms. Junko Saito, Mr. Nobuyoshi Sakuragi, Mr. Kozo Takeuchi, Ms. Michiko Uji, Mr. Kenji Yoshida|
|Mr. Kook-Chan An, Mr. Hong-Kyun Kim, Mr. Myung-Shin Kim, Mr. Seong-Ki Kim, Mr. Patrick Yang-Oh Kim, Mr. Yong-Sik Kim, Mr. Doug-Jay Lee, Ms. Eun-Kyeong Lee, Ms. Jeong-Won Lee, Mr. Ho-Hyun Nahm, Mr. Won-Seok Oh, Mr. Jong-Kyun Woo, Ms. Seung-Yun Yeom, Mr. Dong-Yol Yoon|
|Mr. Nuno S. da Mata, Mr. Nuno Simões|
|Mr. Chew Phye Keat, Mr. Chuah Jern Ern, Ms. Caroline Francis, Mr. Michael Soo, Ms. Linda Wang|
|Mr. Thein Aung|
|Mr. Anton Blijlevens, Mr. Frank Callus, Mr. John Glengarry|
|Mr. Hasan Irfan Khan, Mr. Khawja Shoaib Mansoor, Ms. Farzana Rustom, Mr. Ali Kabir Shah|
|Mr. Pablo M. Gancayco, Mr. Arturo T. Del Rosario, Jr., Ms. Aleli Angela G. Quirino, Mr. Bienvenido I. Somera, Jr.|
|Mr. Lam Chung Nian, Mr. Soh Kar Liang, Ms. Winnie Tham, Ms. Yew Woon Chooi|
|Ms. Suganthie Wijayasuriya Kadirgamar, Ms. Anomi Wanigasekera|
|Ms. Candy Chen, Mr. Ta-Chung Chiang, Mr. Yu Lan Kuo, Ms. Joyce Ho, Mr. Kingson C. Lai, Ms. Jennifer Lin, Mr. J. K. Lin, Mr. Frank F.J. Liu, Mr. Fred C. T. Yen|
|Mr. Rutorn Nopakun, Mr. Satyapon Sachdecha, Ms. Say Sujintaya, Mrs. Darani Vachanavuttivong|
|Mr. Chu Van Quyen, Mr. Pham Nghiem Xuan Bac, Mrs. Nguyen Minh Huong|
- exchanging information and views concerning intellectual property protection;
- establishing and maintaining close contacts with various governmental, inter-governmental, and non-governmental organizations relating to intellectual property, and to participate in meetings to be held by such organizations;
- investigating, studying and submitting plans and proposals with a view to assisting in improving international and domestic laws and regulations concerning intellectual property protection in the Asian region;
- holding a Council Meeting every year and a General Assembly every three years;
- publishing materials covering the activities of the association.
Please click here to read about a 30-year history of APAA.
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.
One of the objects of APAA is to promote awareness and knowledge of intellectual property law and practice in the Asian Region. Thus, the association has been periodically publishing "APAA News" which contains useful information concerning the latest intellectual property developments in the Asian Region. APAA members can have access to this publication by clicking on Login.
Additionally, the association has published "APAA Members 2000" as well as a commemorative book entitled "30 Years of APAA".
APAA Members 2000 Commemorative book "30 Years of APAA"
|APAA Members 2000
||Commemorative book "30 Years of APAA"|
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