Recognised Groups


Currently, there are 20 Recognised Groups, namely, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, 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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    Bangladesh

    Year of Incorporation: November 1995
    Number of Members: 15
    Group President: Mr. M. A. Kashem Bhuiyan

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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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    Hong Kong

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

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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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    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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    Japan

    Year of Incorporation: March 1970
    No of Members: 749
    Group President: Mr. Takao Ochi

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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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    Laos

    Year of Incorporation: November 2018
    Number of Members: 8
    Group President: Ms. Monmany Yaganagi
    Vice President: Mr. Dino Santaniello

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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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    Malaysia

    Year of Incorporation: November 1990
    No of Members: 77
    Group President: Mr. Michael Soo
    Vice President: Ms. Linda Wang

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    Myanmar

    Year of Incorporation: November 2011
    No of Members: 10
    Group President: Ms. Khine Khine U
    Vice President: Mr. Thein Aung

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    Nepal

    Year of Incorporation: June 2016
    Number of Members: 16
    Group President: Mr. R. C. Subedi
    Vice President: Mr. Saroj Dahal

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    New Zealand

    Established: October 1979
    No of Members: 32
    Group President: Mr. Anton Blijlevens
    Vice President: Mr. Wes Jones

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    Pakistan

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

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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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    Singapore

    Established: March 1993
    No of Members: 84
    Group President: Ms. Winnie Tham
    Vice President: Mr. Lam Chung Nian

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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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    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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    Thailand

    Year of Incorporation:April 1974
    No of Members: 66
    Group President: Mr. Rutorn Nopakun
    Vice President: Ms. Darani Vachanavuttivong

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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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