By Marisol Bo-oc | 10:07 PM January 23, 2023

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Working Group on Intellectual Property Cooperation (AWGIPC) has selected the province of Bohol as the host for its 69th meeting this year.

Gov. Aris Aumentado said that Bohol will host the annual meeting in March this year.

He described it as a “great opportunity” to showcase Bohol internationally.

The provincial government met with Undersecretary Rowel Barba, the director-general of Intellectual Property of the Philippines (IPOPHL) last Friday, January 22, to announce the selection and to formally make coordinations for the upcoming event.

Bohol expects to host delegates from the Asean region, European Union, Japan, South Korea, United Kingdom, and the World Intellectual Property Organization.

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Alfredo Pascual is expected to attend this year’s AWGIPC meeting.

IPOPHL is an attached agency of DTI.

Established in 1996, the AWGIPC meeting is held to discuss intellectual property rights in Southeast Asia and improve regional policies relating to it.

By Bohol Island News

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