Release Of The ASEAN IP Portal


The ASEAN Member States1 passed a significant milestone last week with the release of one of the more tangible outputs of the ASEAN Intellectual Property Rights Action Plan 2011-2015, in the form of the ASEAN IP Portal.

The portal is a deliverable under Strategic Goal 3 of the Plan, and was developed by lead countries Thailand and Singapore to enable ASEAN member states to easily obtain IP information in the ASEAN region.  The Action Plan refers to a commitment to maintain the Portal, at least to 2015.

The portal contains a number of useful features including:

  • a Resources page containing a compilation of documents describing National patent prosecution procedures, legislation and case law;
  • a Statistics page containing various comparative information sets on patent registration, enforcement and the like;
  • Links to all 10 patent offices of the ASEAN member states; and
  • Notices and procedures on ASPEC, the ASEAN Patent Examination Co-operation work sharing initiative for patent search and examination among ASEAN member states.

The portal may be accessed here

1. Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Viet Nam, Laos PDR, Cambodia, Brunei Darussalam, Singapore and Myanmar


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