The Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting and enhancing intellectual property protection in the Asian region (including Australia and New Zealand). The association now has nearly 2000 members from 16 Recognised Groups in Australia, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam as well as from Brunei, Laos, Macau, Mongolia, Myanmar and Nepal.

The Hong Kong group was established in 1974 and currently comprises of 86 individual and 26 corporate members. Membership of APAA in Hong Kong is open to individuals practising the profession of patent attorney as well as organisations which comprise such individuals, and other practitioners in Hong Kong who demonstrate a specialisation in the field of trade marks and intellectual property generally.

APAA has regular meetings with the Intellectual Property Department (IPD) in Hong Kong, to exchange views and ideas on everyday practice, and to pass on recommendations for any changes in Hong Kong's intellectual property laws that may be required out of the practical issues arising in day-to-day practice. APAA also regularly circulates its members with information about meetings with the IPD, IPD circulars on practice, details of seminars, and welcomes comments from its members about intellectual property law and practice in Hong Kong.

C. K. Kwong has written A History of the APAA Hong Kong group.

Council Members

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Committees 2015-2018 (pdf)

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