There are two precursors to considering a trademark filing strategy for Asia Pacific. The first is to understand what “Asia Pacific” means and, secondly, what “generic” trademark strategies should be identified, irrespective of the country or region under consideration.
Asia Pacific?
So what is the Asia Pacific region? This is considered the western perimeter of the Pacific Ocean (that is, excluding the Americas), as well as the island nations within the Pacific. This effectively results in several quite diverse “sub regions”;
(a) The northern Asian countries of China, Japan, and Republic of Korea – three of the IP5 – as well as Taiwan;
(b) The ten ASEAN countries…

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