The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, generally known under the abbreviated name AIPPI, is the world's leading International Organization dedicated to the development and improvement of intellectual property.
It is a politically neutral, non-profit organization, domiciled in Switzerland which currently has almost 9000 Members representing more than 100 countries, uniting practitioners, academics and owners of intellectual property.
The objective of AIPPI is to improve and promote the protection of intellectual property on both an international and national basis. It pursues this objective by working for the development, expansion and improvement of international and regional treaties and agreements and also of national laws relating to intellectual property.
It operates by conducting studies of existing national laws and proposes measures to achieve harmonisation of these laws on an international basis. In this context AIPPI has become increasingly concerned with issues concerning the enforcement of intellectual property rights.
AIPPI Malaysia is a locally incorporated association that serves as the national group of AIPPI. The work of AIPPI is chanelled through national groups such as AIPPI Malaysia, and the members of the national groups are actively involved in contributing opinions and viewpoints from the perspective of their country's respective national laws relating to the subject matter at hand. In addition to the international activities, AIPPI Malaysia actively carries out local functions and events for its members, usually in the form of educational seminars and social events that allow its members to openly discuss pertinent issues relating to the Malaysian IP practice, as well as issues of harmonization of laws on an international level.
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