Internal Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
In 1991, AIPPI KOREA began holding an Annual Spring Meeting that coincides with the change of financial year and provides a forum for open discussion for planning of events throughout the remainder of the year. Since 1992, the Annual Spring Meeting has been held by AIPPI-KOREA in cooperation with LES-KOREA (Licensing Executive Society) and APAA-KOREA (Asian Patent Attorney Association). The conjoint meeting is designed to provide networking opportunities within each group and between the sister groups of the three intellectual Property Associations in Korea, as well as provide a forum for academic advancement and discussion.)
The 11th Joint Seminar and Networking meeting of AIPPI-KOREA, LES-KOREA and AIPAA-KOREA was held on 20-21st April 2002 at the Tower Hotel in Seoul.
During the meeting the three groups worked to strengthen ties by dealing with pending problems of common interest. In addition, guest speakers delivered informative speeches on the "Identity of the Korean" and the "Future of the Korean IT Industry." The meeting also worked to inform participants of upcoming international conferences and bolster support.
AIPPI KOREA held International Intellectual Property Conferences independently in the year 1994, in cooperation with LES-KOREA in 1995 and 1998, and with LES-KOREA and APAA Korea in 1997 and 2000. AIPPI will hold a further conference this year in conjunction with LES Korea. Each Conference has received attendance of between 200-500 participants from thirty (30) to fifty (50) countries around the world.
AIPPI KOREA's ability to collectively host several events successfully in cooperation with other intellectual property related organizations in Korea is unique the world over. Some other countries are now looking toward Korea to discover ways to better coordinate relationships between sister intellectual property groups such as LES and APAA.