Recognised Groups

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

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    Australia

     

    Year of Incorporation: April 1974
    Number of Members : 154
    Group President: Mr. David Webber
    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. Casey Kook-Chan An
    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. M. A. Kashem Bhuiyan

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    Indonesia

     

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

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    Singapore

     

    Year of Incorporation: March 1993
    Number of Members: 84
    Group President: Ms. Winnie Tham
    Vice President: Mr. Lam Chung Nian

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    Myanmar

     

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

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    Japan

     

    Year of Incorporation: March 1970
    Number of Members: 749
    Group 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

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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. R. C. Subedi

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    Cambodia

     
    Year of Incorporation: July 2016
    Number of Members: 12
    Group President: Mr. San Sorphorn
    Vice President: Mr. Branly T. Thach
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