Asia

Working with Shelston IP on a unified strategic approach to Australasia and Asia is a commercially astute way to secure your IP across the region.

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Opportunities across Asia continue to increase. Ensuring your IP position throughout Asia is as strong as possible and enforceable, should the need arise, is paramount to success.

Asian markets provide some of the most exciting opportunities for business growth – within some of the most challenging and dynamic intellectual property frameworks.

Shelston IP assists many businesses from North America, Australia, Europe and China to navigate Asia’s fragmented markets, linguistic and cultural barriers, across diverse landlocked countries and various time zones.

Many booming industries across Asia, such as manufacturing, electronics and healthcare have placed pressure on Asian governments to strengthen the available IP protection. Progress has been made through a combination of legislation, law enforcement, capacity building, education and international cooperation – resulting in Asian markets being a much more attractive proposition.

Asia now accounts for 52% of all PCT applications with three of the top five PCT filers being Asian countries. In 2019, for the first time, China filed the most applications, ahead of the USA, Japan, Germany and South Korea. 

Shelston IP operates a hub and spoke model for clients, a one-stop integrated IP filing and advisory service solution, so we become your strategic partner for Asia with a service offering that streamlines the process and provides a consistent approach to strategy and prosecution.

Collaborating with Shelston IP on your Asian strategy means you can be assured of convenience, certainty, co-ordination, consistency and cost-efficiency.

Our clients benefit from a single point of contact via a Shelston IP Account Manager, unified and strategic management across jurisdictions, access to highly qualified and experienced English speaking Asian IP professionals, flexibility via our extended and established associate network, a drastic reduction in paperwork and administration,  filings managed and coordinated to deadlines across various time zones,  translations arranged in several languages, risk mitigation for cross-jurisdictional IP registration and protection, strategic identification of other IP exploits and opportunities, and buying power – via our reputation and extended network.