The principal object of APAA is to promote and enhance intellectual property protection throughout the Asian Region. Specifically, its objects are:
- 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.