ASEAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ASSOCIATION

Public Rollout of the ASEAN Online Patent Data Service

Public Rollout of the ASEAN Online Patent Data Service

August 29, 2017

For the first time, a regional patent database service tailored for ASEAN has been made available to the public. 

With the increasing number of ASEAN patents, the service responds to the need for an online platform to access technological information in the region.

Supporting ASEAN innovation

The initiative builds on the ongoing ASEAN-WIPO collaboration to leverage WIPO technical assistance services to support ASEAN innovation. The platform will enable stakeholders, regardless of location, to access the technical, legal and business information contained in over 500,000 ASEAN patent documents.

The portal is directly linked to the WIPO PATENTSCOPE service, which is WIPO’s global patent database portal, hosting 65 million documents including 3.2 million published international patent applications (PCT).

Launch

 

The service was launched on July 17, 2017 during the ASEAN Working Group on IP Cooperation (AWGIPC) Task Force with the purpose of enhancing regional collaboration and encouraging technological development in ASEAN countries.  The public launch took place on August 29, 2017, during IP Week in Singapore.