In view of the on-going ASEAN economic integration efforts, the ASEAN Working Group on Intellectual Property Cooperation (AWGIPC) which comprises IP offices from the 10 ASEAN member states, has prepared a 10-year action plan to meet the goals of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). This 10-year roadmap, also known as the ASEAN IP Rights Action Plan 2016-2025, identifies the strategic goals and initiatives that will contribute to the collective transformation of ASEAN into an innovative and competitive region through the use of IP.

In 2020, the AWGIPC embarked on a Mid Term Review (MTR) of the ASEAN IPR Action Plan 2016-2025. This MTR gave rise to the ASEAN IPR Action Plan 2016- 2025 v2.0 which saw the addition of new deliverables, the dropping of some as well as amendments to the existing ones.