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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations/ASEAN is a regional intergovernmental organization of ten Southeast Asian countries. ASEAN is working towards creating a unified regional patent procedural system, like the European Patent Convention. As a first step, the ASEAN Patent Examination Cooperation Program (ASPEC) has been implemented to expedite prosecution of patent applications in ASEAN countries once allowance of a related application in an ASEAN country has been achieved.

 

ADVANTAGES OF DCC’S ASEAN PATENT FILING AND PROSECUTION SERVICE

  • Provide single instruction for several or all of Australia, New Zealand and the ten ASEAN countries
  • Rely on the same level of technical and legal expertise you are used to receiving for Australia
  • Communicate with our attorneys who all possess high level English language competency
  • Fixed costs for filing and prosecution across the ASEAN countries
  • Benefit from the efficiencies associated with conducting coordinated patent prosecution of each patent family, which may include Australian, New Zealand, Singapore and other ASEAN family members

 

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