|Monday, 18 August 2003|
by Rajmi Manatunga
The Sri Lankan Group of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), an international organisation tackling questions of intellectual property was inaugurated yesterday in Colombo.
The group, comprising 14 members from the legal profession and various other fields will work towards fostering ties among individuals worldwide practising the profession of 'patent attorney', consider matters affecting intellectual property and arrange social and recreational activities and promote knowledge of intellectual property among the public.
The local group for the SPAA comprise J.M Swaminathan, Head of the Group, Ms Anoma Wanigasekere, V. Murugesu, K. Neelakandan, Ms S. Thurairaja, N. Murugesu, Mahinda Harindas, Ms Surani Wickremeratne, Ms F.J de Saram and Ms Suganthi Kadiragamar.
The APAA, founded in 1969 is an association of 'patent attorneys' in Asia and has over 1,900 members in 22 countries in the region including 15 recognised groups. Sri Lanka is the 16th recognised group to join hands with the APAA.
APAA President Myung Shin Kim, Senior Vice Presidents Ichio Shamato, Alonza Ancheta, Justice Shirani Bandaranayake and Director of Sri Lanka Intellectual Property Office Dr D.M. Karunaratne were present at the inauguration.
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