To-date, there are 20 Recognised Groups, namely, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Phillipines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Please mouse over the map below to find the territories.

APAA members comprise individual members practising the profession of patent attorney in the Asian Region as well as organisations which are constituted in the Region and are operated by one or more of such individuals. The members within a territory in the Region can form a Recognised Group with the approval of the Council. To form such a group, there must be at least seven individual members representing at least four separate organisation members. Each Recognised Group must comply with the Statutes and Regulations of APAA and must appoint a Group President and Vice-President as well as APAA Councillors.

Recognized Groups Territories
  • Australia


    Year of Incorporation: April 1974
    Number of Members : 154
    Group President: Mr. Paul Harrison
    Vice President: Mr. Lee Pippard

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  • New Zealand


    Year of Incorporation: October 1979
    Number of Members: 32
    Group President: Mr. John Glengarry
    Vice President: Mr. Frank Callus

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  • Thailand


    Year of Incorporation: April 1974
    Number of Members: 66
    Group President: Mr. Rutorn Nopakun
    Vice President: Ms. Darani Vachanavuttivong

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  • Korea


    Year of Incorporation: December 1969
    Number of Members: 360
    Group President: Mr. Yong Sik (Jordan) Kim
    Vice President: Mr. Ho-Hyun Nahm

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  • Malaysia


    Year of Incorporation: November 1990
    Number of Members: 77
    Group President: Mr. Michael Soo
    Vice President: Ms. Linda Wang

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  • India


    Year of Incorporation: October 1994
    Number of Members: 220
    Group President: Mrs. Prathiba M. Singh
    Vice Presidents: Mr. Hari Subramaniam
    Mr. Calab Gabriel

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  • Bangladesh


    Year of Incorporation: November 1995
    Number of Members: 15
    Group President: Mr. Salahuddin Abdullah
    Vice President: Mr. Salahuddin Abdullah

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  • Indonesia


    Year of Incorporation: October 1994
    Number of Members: 73
    Group President: Ms. Migni Myriasandra Noerhadi
    Vice Presidents: Ms. Cita Citrawinda Noerhadi
    Mr. Insan Budi Maulana

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  • Singapore


    Year of Incorporation: March 1993
    Number of Members: 84
    Group President: Mr. Soh Kar Liang
    Vice President: Ms. Yew Woon Chooi

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  • Myanmar


    Year of Incorporation: November 2011
    Number of Members: 10
    Group President: Mr. Thein Aung
    Vice President: Mr. Thein Aung

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  • Japan


    Year of Incorporation: March 1970
    Number of Members: 749
    Group President: Mr. Takao Ochi
    Vice President: Mr. Takao Ochi

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  • Taiwan


    Year of Incorporation: July 1971
    Number of Members: 207
    Group President: Mr. J. K. Lin
    Vice President: Ms. Jennifer Lin

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  • Pakistan


    Year of Incorporation: October 1994
    Total Membership: 98
    Group President: Mr. Hasan Irfan Khan
    Vice President: Mr. Ali Kabir Shah

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  • Sri Lanka


    Year of Incorporation: October 2003
    Number of Members: 26
    Group President: Dr. J. M. Swaminathan
    Vice President: Ms. Suganthie Wijayasuriya Kadirgamar

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  • Vietnam


    Year of Incorporation: October 1998
    Number of Members: 50
    Group President: Mr. Pham Nghiem Xuan Bac
    Vice President: Mr. Pham Nghiem Xuan Bac

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  • Philippines


    Year of Incorporation: November 1977
    Number of Members: 70
    Group President: Mr. Arturo T. Del Rosario, Jr.
    Vice President: Mr. Pablo M. Gancayco

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  • Hong Kong


    Year of Incorporation: February 1974
    Number of Members: 124
    Group President: Ms. Rebecca Lo
    Vice President: Ms. Andrea Fong

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  • Macau


    Year of Incorporation: February 2008
    Number of Members: 16
    Group President: Mr. Nuno Simões
    Vice President: Mr. Nuno Sardinha da Mata

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  • Nepal


    Year of Incorporation: June 2016
    Number of Members: 16
    Group President: Mr. Janak Bhandari
    Vice President: Mr. Gourish Krishna Kharel

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  • Cambodia


    Year of Incorporation: July 2016
    Number of Members: 12
    Group President: Mr. San Sorphorn
    Vice President: Mr. Ny Vichet

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The latest reports from the Recognised Groups are accessible to members through the Members Only page.