The launch of Korea-ASEAN Heads of IP Offices Meeting is based on the Memorandum of Cooperation between KIPO and the Intellectual Property Offices of the ASEAN Member States for Comprehensive Cooperation in the field of Intellectual Property, which was signed in March 2018 at the first Korea-ASEAN Heads of IP Offices Meeting. The fundamental purpose stated in the Memorandum is to enhance bilateral exchange and cooperation in the area of intellectual property so as to promote the development of IP system of respective countries and thereby to contribute to the economic growth of ASEAN member states and Korea. 
This year’s Heads of IP Offices Meeting is expected to present a further developed vision for stronger and more constructive cooperation between Korea and ASEAN member states.
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