The ASEAN region is home to up-and-coming countries that are conscious of the importance of intellectual property to any national innovation strategy. WIPR talks to Azizan Mohamad Sidin, director general of MyIPO.
Do you expect the ASEAN region to grow in importance for IP owners and professionals?
With a combined gross domestic product of $1.6 trillion and a total population estimated to be 600 million, I would expect the region to increase in importance for IP over the next few years. ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, has been identified as a region with tremendous economic growth and IP plays a very important role in achieving this goal.
What IP work does MyIPO carry out at the regional level and what does it gain from its involvement?
ASEAN, MyIPO, IP protection