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亞洲專利代理人協會(Asian Patent Attorneys Association, 以下簡稱APAA)成立於一九六九年,由日本、韓國及台灣專利代理人所共同發起創立之非官方組織。一九七一年亞洲專利代理人協會台灣總會(簡稱為APAA Taiwan Group)正式成立,迄今已有四十餘年,目前是APAA組織中十八個認許團體(Recognized Group)之一。十八個認許團體為澳洲、孟加拉、香港、印度、印尼、日本、韓國、澳門、馬來西亞、緬甸、紐西蘭、巴基斯坦、菲律賓、新加坡、錫里蘭卡、台灣、泰國、越南。

到西元2002年,APAA的個人會員人數已增加至2,315名左右,係來自下列亞洲的二十四個地區/認許團體:澳洲、孟加拉、不丹、汶萊、柬埔寨、香港、印度、印尼、日本、韓國、寮國、澳門、馬來西亞、蒙古、緬甸、尼泊爾、紐西蘭、巴基斯坦、菲律賓、新加坡、錫里蘭卡、台灣、泰國、越南。   

如今每年舉行一次的APAA國際理事會及每三年舉行一次的APAA總會會員大會已成為全世界智慧財產權業界盛事之一。APAA除了已成為WIPO(世界智慧財產權組織)所承認的機構之一以外,並被公認是亞洲重要的智慧財產權代理人組織。

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).

Established in December 1969, membership of APAA is open to individuals practising the profession of patent attorney in the Asian region as well as organisations which comprise such individuals and are constituted in the Asian region. The association now has about 2,315 members from 18 Recognised Groups in Australia, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam as well as from Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar and Nepal.

The members include some of Asia’s leading practitioners of intellectual property law. They meet annually at a Council meeting and triennielly at a General Assembly at a location within the Asian Region to, amongst others, network and exchange views and information concerning intellectual property protection in the Region.

APAA總會網站:www.apaaonline.org/