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ASEAN IPR Action Plan 2004-2010

With the increased recognition of Intellectual Property  as a powerful tool for development, the need to harness, protect, and promote the creativity of ASEAN nationals to secure the future of the region and promote economic integration became a must.


The ASEAN Working Group on Intellectual Property Cooperation (AWGIPC) was established in 1996 with the mandate to develop, coordinate and implement all IP related regional programmes and activities in ASEAN.


Since 2004, the work of this group was based on the ASEAN IPR Action Plan 2004-2010, formulated in order to achieve the following objectives:


  • To help accelerate the pace and scope of IP asset creation, commercialization and protection
  • To improve the regional framework of policies and institutions relating to IP and IPRs, including the development and harmonization of enabling IPR registration systems
  • To promote IP cooperation and dialogues within the region as well with the region´s Dialogue Partners and organizations, to strengthen IP related human and institutional capabilities in the region, including fostering greater public awareness of issues and implications, relating to IP and IPRs.

Extract from the ASEAN IPR Action Plan 2011-2015


If you would like to know more about the ASEAN IPR Action Plan 2004-2010, click here.