On 1 December 1996, the ASEAN Intellectual Property Association was officially established and granted official NGO status by the ASEAN Secretariat in 1998. Dato’ VL Kandan, who was elected as the association’s first president, noted that the “private sector has set the standard for co-operation in establishing the ASEAN IPA”.


The ASEAN IPA comprises individual members who are citizens of, or persons domiclied in, an ASEAN country as well as organization members, which are registered or incorporated or otherwise legally recognized as carrying on business or having a presence in an ASEAN country, concerned with intellectual property.


As of 2016, the ASEAN IPA has over 200 corporate and individual members from Brunei, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippine, Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam. The members of the ASEAN IPA shall pay a subscription which shall be determined by the ASEAN IPA Council.

Programs & Events

2018 ASEAN IPA Annual Meeting & Conference

22nd ASEAN Intellectual Property Association Annual Meeting & Conference

Time & Venue: 06-07 April 2018, SOKHA Phnom Penh Hotel & Residence, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

ASEAN IPA 2015 Annual Conference
Time: March 27-29, 2015
Venue: Sofitel So Bangkok, Thailand

Bali 2012 ASEAN IPA Annual General Meeting & Conference

Time: 16 to 18 March 2012.
Venue: Ayodya Resort, Bali, Indonesia.
Topic: Law Enforcement on Intellectual Property Rights