In the context of the acceleration of ASEAN economic integration, the AWGIPC prepared a new Work Plan (ASEAN IPR Action Plan 2011-2015) as part of the Blueprint of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) to reflect the new objective of ASEAN.
This Plan is designed to meet the goals of the AEC by transforming ASEAN into an innovative and competitive region through the use of IP for their nationals and ensuring that the region remains an active player in the international IP community.
This action plan identifies five strategic goals that will contribute to the collective transformation of ASEAN into a competitive region with the use of IP. These are the following,
A balanced IP system that takes into account the varying levels of development of Member States and differences in institutional capacity of national IP Offices to enable them to deliver timely, quality, and accessible IP services to promote the region as being conductive to the needs of users and generators of IP.
Developed national or regional legal and policy infrastructures that address evolving demands of the IP landscape and AMSs participate in global IP systems at the appropriate time.
The interests of the region are advanced through systematic promotion for IP creation, awareness, and utilization to ensure that IP becomes a tool for innovation and development; support for the transfer of technology to promote access to knowledge; and with considerations for the preservation and protection of indigenous products and services and the works of their creative people in the region.
Active regional participation in the international IP community and with closer relationships with dialogue partners and institutions to develop the capacity of Member States and to address the needs of stakeholders in the region.
Intensified cooperation among AMSs and increased level of collaboration among them to enhance human and institutional capacity of IP Offices in the region.
Extract from the ASEAN IPR Action Plan 2011-2015
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