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An ASEAN regional Trademarks office proposal revives

The idea of creating regional ASEAN IP offices has been floated before; principally in the early 2000s. There was talk of a separate regional patent, designs and trademarks offices based perhaps in Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines. But insufficient support in other large countries, like Indonesia and Vietnam, combined with a solution for international filing offered by Madrid adoption scuppered those plans.

Full article by Nick Redfearn of Rouse Magazine: