51st ASEAN WORKING GROUP ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COOPERATION (AWGIPC) MEETING


22 November 2016 – Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) is honoured to host the 51st ASEAN Working Group on Intellectual Property Cooperation (AWGIPC) Meeting from 22 – 25 November 2016 to discuss on the implementation of the ASEAN Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Action Plan 2016-2025 and collaboration programmes with ASEAN Dialogue Partners.

The event was officiated by YB Dato’ Henry Sum Agong, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK) on behalf of YB Dato ‘ Seri Hamzah Zainudin.

In his speech, he pointed out that Malaysia has become the country champion for four initiatives which are to conduct IP diagnostics of patent system, to develop ASEAN common guidelines on patent examination, to implement online filing for trademarks and to develop an automated system for electronic correspondence and dossier systems for trademarks.

The event brings together Heads of ASEAN IP Offices and dialogue partners from State Intellectual Property Office China (SIPO),United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO),European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO),ASEAN IP Association (AIPA) and World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).