The 54th ASEAN Working Group on Intellectual Property Cooperation (AWGIPC) Meeting was held in Boracay, Philippines from 14-17 November 2017. The meeting was chaired by Ms Dede Mia Yusanti, Director of Cooperation and IP Empowerment, Directorate General of IP (DGIP), Ministry of Law and Human Rights of Indonesia. Mr Rowen Aguirre, the representative of the Mayor of Malay Municipality, delivered the welcome remarks at the opening ceremony of the meeting.

The meeting continued discussions on the ASEAN IPR Action Plan 2016-2025 and also had meetings with dialogue partners – European Union Intellectual Property Office, Korean Intellectual Property Office, United States Patent and Trademark Office, and World Intellectual Property Organization.