The Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) 17th General Assembly 64th and 65th Council Meetings were held recently in Okinawa, Japan. Several members of ASPA’s Executive Committee attended this meeting.
During the meeting, we took the opportunity to make contact with members of the International Liaison Committee of the UK Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys.
We are pleased to announce that a delegation from the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) will be visiting us on 20 January 2016.
The Ministry of Law and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore held a public consultation on proposed changes to the registered designs system in Singapore.
After seeking members’ views, we filed a response to the consultation in mid-December 2015.
ASPA’s annual end-of-year lunch will be held this year on Friday, 4 December 2015.
More details will be available soon, but please keep the date free.
The majority of the cost of the meal for members will be subsidised by ASPA, with a nominal fee payable.
Update 1 November 2015: the lunch will be held from 12:30 pm at Zafferano. An invitation has been sent to members by email; please get in touch with the Secretary if you haven’t received yours.
ASPA was invited to take part in the Annual Patent Attorney’s Day and President’s Meeting organised by the Japanese Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA). Mr Desmond Tan, Secretary of ASPA, attended the event on behalf of ASPA and provided this trip report.
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