Recognised Groups


Currently, there are 21 Recognised Groups, namely, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, 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

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      Australia

      Established: April 1974
      No of Members: 184
      Group President: Mr. David Webber
      Vice President: Mr. Lee Pippard

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      Bangladesh

      Established: November 1995
      No of Members: 22
      Group President: Mr. M. A. Kashem Bhuiyan

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      Cambodia

      Established: July 2016
      No of Members: 16
      Group President: Mr. San Sorphorn
      Vice President: Mr. Branly T. Thach

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      Hong Kong

      Establihed: February 1974
      No of Members: 129
      Group President: Ms. Rebecca Lo
      Vice President: Ms. Andrea Fong

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      India

      Established: October 1994
      No of Members: 293
      Group President: Mrs. Prathiba M. Singh
      Vice Presidents: Mr. Hari Subramaniam
      Mr. Calab Gabriel

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      Indonesia

      Established: October 1994
      No of Members: 80
      Group President: Dr. Cita Citrawinda Noerhadi
      Vice Presidents: Mr. Insan Budi Maulana

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      Japan

      Established: March 1970
      No of Members: 663
      Group President: Mr. Takao Ochi

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      Korea

      Established: December 1969
      No of Members: 362
      Group President: Mr. Casey Kook-Chan An
      Vice President: Mr. Ho-Hyun Nahm

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      Laos

      Established: November 2018
      No of Members: 8
      Group President: Ms. Monmany Yaganagi
      Vice President: Mr. Dino Santaniello

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      Macau

      Established: February 2008
      No of Members: 14
      Group President: Mr. Nuno Simões
      Vice President: Mr. Nuno Sardinha da Mata

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      Malaysia

      Established: November 1990
      No of Members: 101
      Group President: Mr. Michael Soo
      Vice President: Ms. Linda Wang

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      Myanmar

      Established: November 2011
      No of Members: 13
      Group President: Ms. Khine Khine U
      Vice President: Mr. Thein Aung

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      Nepal

      Established: June 2016
      No of Members: 9
      Group President: Mr. Janak Bhandari
      Vice President: Mr. R. C. Subedi

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      New Zealand

      Established: October 1979
      No of Members: 30
      Group President: Mr. John Glengarry
      Vice President: Mr. Frank Callus

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      Pakistan

      Established: October 1994
      Members: 94
      Group President: Mr. Hasan Irfan Khan
      Vice President: Mr. Ali Kabir Shah

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      Philippines

      Established: November 1977
      No of Members: 78
      Group President: Mr. Arturo T. Del Rosario, Jr.
      Vice President: Mr. Pablo M. Gancayco

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      Singapore

      Established: March 1993
      No of Members: 96
      Group President: Ms. Winnie Tham
      Vice President: Mr. Lam Chung Nian

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      Sri Lanka

      Established: October 2003
      No of Members: 34
      Group President: Dr. J. M. Swaminathan
      Vice President: Ms. Suganthie Wijayasuriya Kadirgamar

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      Taiwan

      Established: July 1971
      No of Members: 219
      Group President: Mr. J. K. Lin
      Vice President: Ms. Jennifer Lin

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      Thailand

      Established:April 1974
      No of Members: 82
      Group President: Mr. Rutorn Nopakun
      Vice President: Ms. Darani Vachanavuttivong

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    Vietnam

    Established: October 1998
    No of Members: 56
    Group President: Mr. Pham Nghiem Xuan Bac

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